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Publication Date: December 1, 2013
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This is an excellent book. Recent discussion in the electronics industry indicate a profound lack of soldering skill amongst newly graduated engineers. This book should be given as a graduation present to all of them! It is clearly and succinctly written and well illustrated. It covers almost everything a hobbyist or an engineer will encounter whilst prototyping, including joining wires, flying electronic components and heatsinking. Every time I thought of some trick that I know and would not be in the book, there it was in the next paragraph. The only reservation that I have is that the book does not deal with hand soldering surface mount components. It would be nice if the book could be revised to address that. But if someone learns from this book, the leap to hand soldered SMD (at least the SOIC types) is not difficult. As for BGAs and the like, no soldering iron is going to help that.The book has a decided English flavour with a little European bias- I am not sure where you would get some of the flux products in North America. Also a "dry joint" or "cold joint" is called a "cold-solder" joint over here, but from experience my use of the English term is mostly implicitly understood. Also the term "side-cutters" is largely unknown, but generically called "cutters". Again, most readers will get over the common language barrier. However I still can't swallow the "L" in solder (which Mr Winstanley did point out).
Good overview of basic skills and equipment. Like many, I've been soldering badly for years (decades) and always intended to improve my skills. This book is a good start.Sponsered by Antex, an equipmemt vendor, so their gear is referenced as examples, but not to the point that it detracts from the good content of the book.
I remember first seeing Alan's "Basic Soldering Guide" in the late 1990s when the Internet was still relatively new. At that time, I thought "I wish this had been available when I was starting out."This guide was, and still is, an indispensable resource for anyone who wishes to learn how to solder. It walks the reader through all of the steps, from choosing a soldering iron to working with different fluxes to the actual act of soldering. Of particular interest to me is the fact that Alan doesn't just cover soldering components to boards -- he also explains things that a lot of other guides miss out, like attaching wires to potentiometers (a lot of the techniques that we experienced "solderers" take for granted are non-obvious to beginners, but Alan doesn't assume any prior knowledge). This latest version boasts 80 all-new color photographs accompanied by detailed explanations and a wealth of useful hints, tricks, and tips.
A lot if information for those new to soldering (like me.) If you want to lean how to solder and have little or no experience this book is an excellent resource. You could probably find most of the information on the internet if you are patient and organized but this was an easy read (one evening) and all the information you need is one place.
I'm no expert in electronics soldering; however I am a professional in plumbing and underground utilities ( water,sewer,storm ) much larger pipe and copper. this was a great refresher course and i learned about the tools needed for wire & board work. The author is obviously a professional but has the gift of using simple terms that for a person with no experience at all can have the confidence to buy the right tools and the tricks or as I call them " pearls of wisdom "! These alone have a value that will prevent ROOKY mistakes. I always enjoy learning the tricks of a trade that normally are hard learned!. Mr Alan winstanley Yu have my gratitude.
First I must say that I have been soldering for over 3 decades. I was looking for a easy and well written book to use as a guide to teach adults the basic of soldering. I found it!
An excellent book for someone learning to solder for the first time. Clear, reasonably well-written. Good, clear photography. I have a few quibbles about wording, photographic details, presentation order, etc. but nothing of real consequence. It's nice that there's a page on first aid, too!Note that this book does not address the soldering of surface mount devices.
Very good. This book explains the basics of soldering in plain easy to understand directions..Having very little experience and less knowledge about the subject, I found this book was just what I needed.I downloaded the free Kindle app on my Windows PC to read this book. Very convenient to have for future reference.
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