Build Your Own DIY 3D-Printed Soldering Fume/Smoke Extractor
Solder contains lead. Breathing in lead is bad. Therefore, breathing in solder fumes is very, very bad. Even if you only solder things once in a while, it's a good idea to have a solder fume extractor nearby to suck in those toxic fumes and run them through a carbon filter to neutralize them.
Commercial solder fume extractors can cost upwards of $70. Combine that with the cost of good soldering irons, and you're looking at some expense. Today, I'll show you how to build your own for about $20.
For this project, we'll be using an amazing 3D-printable model designed by rdmmkr on Thingiverse (thanks, rdmmkr!) :)
If you don't have a 3D printer, read on and I'll share some ways you can get your model printed.
Let's get started!
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