The do-it-yourself soldering iron stand is a very convenient and practical device, which is a kind of table and performs a protective function. Before soldering the soldering iron must be heated. When warming up, the case gets very hot, which is why you should use a stand to protect any items.
Stand design for a soldering iron: 1 - base, 2, 4, 5 - contacts from relay type MKU-48 for 220 V, 3,10 - support legs, 6 - disk, 7 - spring, 8, rod of movable contact Kp 9 - gon , D1 - D7Zh diode.
The need for stand under the soldering iron
A high-quality and practical stand for a soldering iron is necessary for all those who deal with soldering. You can make it yourself from scrap materials, you just need to have certain skills and certain tools. Homemade stand for a soldering iron is quite easy to manufacture and operate. In order for a thing to be convenient, it must have certain sockets designed for containers with flux and alcohol, boxes for rosin and mortar, as well as a place for the withdrawal of certain parts. Self-made stand for a soldering iron can be used with a tool of any power. Making a design, it is necessary to arrange all capacities so that it was convenient to solder.Back to table of contents
How to make a stand for a soldering iron?
Factory options are very inconvenient and small, so many are wondering: how to make the stand yourself so that it is practical? Making need to start with the choice of materials. Must have:
The scheme of the stand to the soldering iron for automatic temperature control.
- sheets of duraluminium about 1.5 mm thick;
- a small wooden plate measuring 50x40 mm made of oak or beech;
- two small metal boxes with lids;
- bottles of lacquer, preferably the same and with tassels.
When everything is ready, you can begin to manufacture. In duralumin plates it is necessary to make openings for bottles with flux, alcohol so that they are inserted quite freely. The holes for the jars need to be made so that they fit in very tightly. After all the holes are ready, it is necessary to bend the base slightly so that you can support it.
If you wish, you can make special stands so that the stand is a little higher and you can work more comfortably. All parts must be carefully processed with a file, and then with emery paper, so that the edges and all corners can be rounded.
When everything is ready, you can proceed to the assembly. The bottom support for the containers must be screwed to the upper support and the wooden platform. With the help of epoxy resin need to glue in the base of the jars and bottles. In addition, you can take a small rectangular jar and place it between the racks on which you can put the device. In such a jar it is very convenient to store various devices that are simply necessary during soldering.
You can make a stand for a soldering iron from a conventional can. For its manufacture will require:
A stand for a soldering iron can be made with a nail or a drill in the bottom of the can by making a small hole for the bolt.
- wire hanger;
- bolt with nut;
The wire, taken from the hanger, is very convenient for this type of product, because it has good strength, but at the same time springs a little.
For manufacturing, it is necessary to initially bite off the wire on both sides with pliers and align it well. With one hand you need to support the wire, and the other to wind it on the marker. On the spring obtained with pliers, you need to make a small eyelet.
At the bottom of the tin can make a small hole with a drill or nail. After that you need to assemble the entire structure. It is necessary to insert the spring into the prepared tin can and tighten it with a bolt, nut and washer. In this simple way, you can make a very convenient and practical stand for a soldering iron.Back to table of contents
How to make a "smart" stand for a soldering iron?
You can not only make a regular stand for a soldering iron, but also make a “smart” model that will independently regulate the heating level of the device. When working, the smart soldering iron stand must be plugged in, and it will regulate the heating level of the device, thereby protecting it from overheating. Thus, there will be no overheating, but there will always be a willingness to work. To make a stand for a soldering iron, you need to take such materials as:
The finished design is assembled by tightening the spring inserted into the box with a bolt, washer and nut.
- double socket for outdoor installation;
- a piece of solid wire, preferably copper;
- connector for fixing parts on the plane;
After all materials have been prepared for work, you can proceed to the immediate assembly. First of all, it is necessary to determine the size of the base itself and cut it out of durable material.
After that, you need to make an outlet, for which it is necessary to drill holes for the socket, install LEDs and a switch.
Then install everything in its place and solder the necessary wiring to each other.
From the outlet through the switch you need to remove the wires for the subsequent connection of the transformer, then you need to remove the wires through the socket and attach a resistor, a red LED that will signal that the transformer is on. All this must be carefully fixed on the base. In addition, you need to make a stand, you need to make a holder for a heating device. For its manufacture it is necessary to fold the wire, preferably copper, twice and attach it to the base. It is worth taking care of special boxes in which rosin and solder will be stored. Boxes should also be screwed to the base.
All bare wires should be wrapped with insulating tape and we can assume that the stand under the soldering iron is ready. You can get to work and be sure that the heater will work perfectly, without overheating at all.