How to Use the Heetrix Soldering Platform

Uploaded by Beadaholique on 27.06.2012

Hi this is Julie with and today I'm going to show you how to setup
and use the Heetrix soldering platform by Eurotool
when you first unwrap this tool from its packaging you're going to notice it has a
greasy type residue on the surface
and actually what this is is a rust preventive coating. iIts been applied at
the factory. It's just to prevent rust and corrosion from happening while this tool
is being stored and transported until it arrives to you and to clean it all you
need to do is use some WD40, some mineral spirit or even some dawn dish soap
that's going to take that grease right off
the only tool you're gonna need besides what's included in your kit
is going to be a flat head screw driver
What you're going to get, its all gonna come in a box. You're gonna get a clamp, a
pair of gripping tweezers,
the platform itself
a third hand extension and a solder disc
so what you do to put this together is take your clamp
and is going to fit on the edge of your tables so you're not going to do any
and you're just going to slide it on
all the way
and twist it tight
you want it to be on there good and tight
you'll notice there's a little notch right here and this goes right over the post
and this swings which is very convenient. Let's it swing out of the way when it's not
in use
and then this platform here
goes right on top of there. It fits perfect.
There's a little depression right here and this is for soldering grain if you want to do
a project like that
but the platform itself will go ahead fit right on there
and here's your third-hand extension
this is where the tool comes in handy
we got a little screw right here. You put this
right onto the neck of the
soldering platform and you're just going to screw it on tight
so that's secure
to put your tweezers on
they go right in here
and this is adjustable tension
so hold them firm
tighten that
and now you can swing, you can loosen and tighten. You got a lot of flexibility
and here we go, swing all the way around
and then it can actually hover right over your platform
and you can squeeze the tweezers
and do whatever type of projects you want
and this will go ahead and protect your work surface, it'll protect your hands. It'll give
you a third-hand and it's very convenient. Now in another video I'm going to show this in use
and show you how to draw a bead
on sterling silver wire to create a head pin
If you want to stay tuned for that, please check that out and I'll show this tool
in action