Soldering irons are hand tools used to melt solder to flow into joints and bond workpieces together. They are commonly used for circuit board and electronics soldering where excessive heat could damage surrounding materials. Soldering iron tips come in different styles to accommodate various soldering applications. Soldering iron heating elements work with compatible soldering irons to provide consistent heat. Soldering iron handpieces are durable and resist acid and flux. Soldering iron stands and cradles hold hot soldering irons when they’re not in use and protect users and workpieces from unintentional burns.