Originally posted by fatdoggy
Randman - I'm still very much in the learning how to solder catagory. I learnt on a $40 matched pack and guess what, by the end they looked like crap. But I learnt alot and my 2nd and 3rd looked a hell of alot better(and the 1st looked fine after I re-did it), the best way to learn (imo) is to just give it a shot.
It takes a long time to learn, but the right equipment to get it right. I have a Weller WESD51 with a digital tip temperature readout, it definately helps to make hot solder joints... Use the least amount of solder that you can, and you will get a joint with the lowest resistance possible.