January 4, 2013 AT 4:34 pm

NEW PRODUCT – Hakko Brass Sponge Solder Tip Cleaner


NEW PRODUCT – Hakko Brass Sponge Solder Tip Cleaner. This brass sponge is super glam and super useful. Preferred by many soldering pros for cleaning off the tips of their soldering irons, it never needs wetting, wont cool down the tip, and its slightly abrasive to remove caked-on flux.


This model is made by Hakko so you know it’s not only good-looking but a pleasure to use.

In stock and shipping now.

Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!

Maker Business — @adafruit interviews the @microcenter CEO Rick Mershad ! (video)

Wearables — Thinking of involving your pet in your next wearables project?

Electronics — Higher isn’t always better

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !


  1. I have one, have had for years, and can vouch for it: I don’t even use the wet sponge anymore… the sponge that came with my FX-888 is still sitting dry in the FX-888’s box, unused… Oh, and they last MUCH longer than any sponge ever did… when I bought it, I got a refill to go with the holder; but the refill is still unused in the bag because the original is still going strong.

    Two thumbs up!

  2. To agree with the comment above, this is one of the best soldering things I have ever purchased. I also had purchased an extra sponge replacement that is still in the unopened plastic bag. Wet sponge? I have not touched one after buying a brass sponge. I have 2 599B’s (1 used in production) and they really are awesome. Another great product choice by Adafruit. :)

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.