The Hakko 599B Tip Cleaner is the ideal cleaning alternative to the traditional wet sponge. The non-abrasive brass shavings is tough enough to scrub residual solder from your soldering tools without your soldering iron becoming cool.
The HAKKO 599B cleans your soldering iron tips without water! The 599B is made from coils of brass, which is softer than the tip plating yet harder than the oxidation that forms on the tip. To clean the tip, simply plunge (stab) the iron tip into the coils.
Shell design keeps the solder from splattering
It will not reduce the tip temperature
This is a great alternative to the conventional wet/damp sponge
Wire-type soldering iron tip cleaner best suited for lead-free soldering