Hand Soldering for Through Hole Components (Tin-Lead Solder)

Hand Soldering for Through Hole Components (Tin-Lead Solder)

Date of Publication: Dec 3, 2012

Sample Video

The focus of this training program is on hand soldering basics using tin-lead solder. For a comparative program on hand soldering basics using lead free solder, please see DVD-43C. For a video comparison and explanation of the differences between tin-lead and lead free hand soldering in general, see our program DVD-45C.

DVD-42C explains proper workstation practices, personal safety considerations, ESD prevention, soldering iron types, temperature selection, tip types and applications, heat transfer principles, how to avoid thermal damage, tin-lead solder types, sizes and applications, flux theory, low residue fluxes, wetting principles, soldering through-hole components onto printed circuit boards, tip tinning, tool maintenance, reheating solder, heat sinks / thermal shunts, soldering thick boards, preheating, and flux residue cleaning. It also explains PTH solder joint acceptance requirements from both IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001.

Available with optional English Subtitles for the hearing-impaired and ESL students, this DVD program includes section review questions, and a final Training Certification Exam* to insure that your students understand and retain the required background knowledge before they begin hands-on training. Also includes a printable Certificate for operators with a passing grade on the exam. Time: 38 minutes.

Includes Training Certification.


Notes on DVD / OVT Product Descriptions:

Items preceded by an order number beginning with DVD, are digital video products. These DVDs are designed to play on DVD movie players. They can also be played on computers using DVD playback software.

Items preceded by OVT are Online Video Training products. These digital movies are designed for playback on computers / networks – depending on the license type you purchase. OVT-(S) is Site License (single facility). OVT-(G) is a Global License (multi-site).


Training Certification is an ideal way to train and verify competency in key subject areas, like ESD Control, Lead Free Soldering, Component ID, Safety, and Acceptance Standards. These multi-media based resources include everything a trainer needs to instruct, test and certify that their operators have completed a course successfully. All students with a grade of 70% or better on the final examinations qualify for IPC Training Certification. Please see the sample certificate (.pdf) which allows for user-customization of student name, instructor, and date of completion. There is no expiration / renewal date for any Training Certification program, and they may be administered by anyone in your company.

As an operator-level credential, Training Certification demonstrates mastery of the specific theory and knowledge contained in the course, as evidence of competency for ISO training requirements through an industry-developed training program. Training Certification does not qualify instructors or students to teach or interpret IPC specifications, or assure proficiency in the physical skills required to create products to the requirements of IPC specifications.

Like all IPC Video / DVD, OVT and Computer-Based (CD) training programs, Training Certification is available for unlimited students per the particular licensing structure chosen. These media-based training solutions are created in cooperation with volunteer industry experts – to ensure technical accuracy – and are free from commercial bias.