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This article provides information on soldering iron and the most common soldering iron tip. It describes the classifications of hand soldering equipment based on its temperature control method. These are constant-voltage, variable temperature, and tip-temperature-controlled soldering irons. The article also reviews the selection criteria of the soldering iron.

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Mark Cowell, Iron Soldering, Welding, Brazing and Soldering, Vol 6, ASM Handbook, Edited By David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards, ASM International, 1993, p 349–350,

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