I've just purchased my first soldering iron, an Atten 8586. The item description claims it is suitable for lead free soldering, however I have no interest in using lead-free solder at this point.
I've read through Are some soldering iron tips unsuitable for lead-free solder? and What are the different types of solder used for? however am still confused about lead vs lead-free solder.
My understanding is this (correct me if I'm wrong);
- Lead Free solder melts at higher temperatures
- This means your tips may oxidise / corrode faster (due to higher working temperatures)
Will my 'lead free' soldering iron tips be suitable for use with leaded solder?