When you're working with metal and small electronic devices, traditional cutting tools aren't what you need. There's no point takingsawsto metal objects, and using a hammer on a circuit board is always a bad idea. Luckily, here at Homebase, we have just the tools for working with metal. Blow torches are highly powerful tools used for both cutting and welding together pieces of metal. Operating at very high temperatures, they alter the state of the metal, either fusing or separating it.
For smaller jobs a soldering iron is great for fusing small metal items together. Using a metal cord with a low melting point, you can fuse items and form a connection that still allows electricity to pass through it. A soldering kit from Homebase includes the soldering iron, plus strips of solder to use to fuse. Theses strips of wire-like pieces of solder are sometimes called soldering flux.
Another tool that can help when working with metal is a blowlamp. Again operating at high temperatures, it is very similar to a blow torch, producing a flame that can be used when metalworking. Blowlamps can also be used to remove paint from metal during a reconditioning process, allowing for a great finish. All of these tools mentioned require the use of goggles and other safety equipment. Like other power tools includingdrillsandsanders, safety is always your primary concern when using them - so why not browse the Homebase website for safety equipment as well as metalworking tools?
Shop online for a wide range of Blow torches & soldering irons at the Homebase Hand tools shop.