Solder Pot

Does Hive13 have a solder pot? I’ve read it is the easiest way to tin Litz Wire.



Nope. Use aspirin.

Here's what you do:

Place a plain old aspirin tablet on the table. Place the litz or enameled magnet wire on top of the tablet. Tin the soldering iron with a larger than usual blob of solder. Press the iron and solder into the litz & aspirin.

The aspirin will react with the enamel you're burning off, and you'll get a nicely tinned wire and a nasty looking aspirin.


Huh… interesting. I’ll have to give that a try.



I also have a wave solder machine that can be used as a solder pot…

It used to live at the hive but is currently back in my basement.