Plato Cutters & Soldering Accessories
Plato Shear Lead Cutters
Plato lead cutters will give you the precision of a high-end soldering tool, but for the price of a disposable shear cutter. Assemblers love the ergonomic effortless design shearing action, comfort, and safety of a Plato lead cutter.
Plato lead cutters use the shear cutting method, which requires 50% less operator effort and extends cutting life. The thin profile design is perfect for hard to reach areas in electronic assembly. Plato cutter handles are cushioned for comfort all day and automatically spring back to their original position after each use.
Plato lead cutters 175 and 175LX come with a lead catcher, which holds onto a trimmer lead until the shear is opened. this prevents leads from flying off, which can lead to eye injury or contaminate the assembly.
Plato Flux Dispensers
Needle bottles are ideal for precisely controlled flux applications. Two different needle sizes are available: 0.25mm for low viscosity no-clean and aqueous fluxes and 0.50mm for higher viscosity rosin-based fluxes. Each bottle is available in standard plastic or with optional ESD-safe cover.
Plato Sponges & Brass Tip Cleaner
Plato sponges are an effective and fast way to clean a tip. The cellulose sponge material is made of natural wood pulp, so it will not melt and damage the soldering tip like a synthetic sponge would. They come with different holes or slits to make it even faster and easier, and to avoid flinging molten solder.
Plato Brass Tip Cleaner is fast and easy to use, doesn’t require saturating with water, and doesn’t thermally shock the soldering tip.
When sponges or other tip cleaners stop working, and you are stuck with a "cold" tip that won't wet, Plato Tip Tinner can bring them back to life. Just wipe the oxidized soldering tip at normal soldering temperature into the tip tinner for a few seconds until the bright tinning surrounds the working end of the tip. Wipe excess residue on a wet cellulose sponge.