I'm really needing some help on this...
Ok, so I'm using a 40 watt iron and all my tips are either thinning if they're a straight point or splitting if they're chisel tips. Anyone know why?
The guys at the electronics place say it's because i'm touching the solder to the iron and i should just be using the iron to heat the place, then place the solder. Ok, that sounds fine if you're working on a motherboard, but I don't think, based on the tutorial here and elsewhere, that is how we do it. At least, I don't get any results when I do that.
I'm about ready to toss this project because of the issues. It just sucks.