# Can I use steelwool for soldering iron cleaning

Wondering should I use steel wool for cleaning my soldering iron tip. Is it bad? Will it impact my tip? Will it clean the black oxidization off?

• Though my solder irons (Weller) have 900$^{o}$F tips, I keep them down to 400$^{o}$F. Enough to melt solder and not burn the PCB, and last a long time. – user105652 Sep 28 '18 at 4:28