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I found this answer regarding a good method for soldering TSSOP parts but it doesn't mention what kind of tip would be most appropriate. Is a standard chisel that comes with a decent soldering iron acceptable? Hakko, for example, lists tons of other options but I have no basis for choosing one.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Probably several. A fairly chunky chisel tip (2mm) is good for drag-soldering (across a row of leads) during assembly, but a fine point may be better for reworking shorts. Sometimes you get stuck with the tip you have, and a different tip - and technique - gets you out of trouble. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Drummond Oct 24 '16 at 16:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ I use a mini-hoof tip cartridge (drag soldering) with my Metcal soldering system. \$\endgroup\$ – Leon Heller Oct 24 '16 at 17:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ A big tip will better transfer the heat. Flux is what gets the right connections made. If retouching won't clear a fault fine braid will remive the excess solder. We've covered this here many times before so it should be closed as a duplicate. \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Oct 24 '16 at 19:30

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