Can I use stainless steel to replace a defective soldering iron tip?
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Soldering iron tips are mostly alloys of copper. the thermal conductivity of steel is poor. buy a soldering iron tip available in the local market.
This image has a Tip for Soldering Iron and also has Soldering Iron Tips.
Changing the soldering tips on a PES51 pencil is very simple. You just have to make sure to take your time and don’t force anything. Damaging your iron is not only possible, but easy when replacing the tips, so proceed with care.
Weller tips are magnetic and only original weller tips to be used.
The Basic Soldering Guide contains everything the beginner needs to solder electronics successfully, with guidance on choosing the right soldering iron, details of various solders and fluxes,