Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Soldering circuit boardSolder is a metal alloy commonly comprised of tin or lead that melts when heated and allows a permanent connection to be made between electronic parts or wires. The picture gives an example of someone using a solder gun and soldering a circuit board.

Caution: When soldering make sure you are in a well ventilated room, have a fan, or have some type of fume extractor. Breathing in the fumes generated by melted solder can pose a health risk from the rosin and other elements.

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