Solderers and brazers use heat to join metal objects together.

What Do Solderers and Brazers Do?

Using molten metal to join pieces of metal together is an essential process to the creation of small metal objects such as electronic circuit boards, and solderers and brazers perform this work. Although soldering and brazing is similar to welding, while welders completely melt the base metal in the course of their work, solderers and brazers do not. The metal being added is melted, but the original piece of metal is not. Solderers tend to work with small metal pieces that must be placed with precision, so their work involves extreme attention to detail and accuracy. Meanwhile, brazers tend to connect thin metals such as cast iron, which would be warped by the higher temperatures of welding. Solderers and brazers must be trained in using special equipment such as soldering guns and wear protective gear.