How do I keep the kids from burning themselves?
June 24, 2008 11:01 AM Subscribe
What are good safety procedures for soldering with kids?
posted by gaelenh to Education (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am soldering with a small group of kids (4th or 5th grade and up). They would be soldering together ~24 gauge wire to motors, switches and battery packs. The rowdy couple of sixth graders I last soldered with didn't burn themselves, but I'm not sure if it will go as well with a slightly younger group. Does anyone have any experience they could share about soldering with kids?
Cold heat soldering irons seem safer. Are the cold heat soldering tools any good? I've only used traditional electrical and butane ones. The scant reviews online seem to say they are turn off in the middle of soldering and don't heat up the solder enough. Could anyone with a cold heat soldering iron share their experience?