Updated April 26, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 6 Best Soldering Fume Extractors

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in March of 2019. Although many people assume that metals, especially lead, create dangerous fumes when soldering them, it's actually the smoke produced by the flux that can be the bigger worry. Fortunately, you can avoid potential negative impacts on your health by using an extractor, which keeps your lungs safe by way of a fan and, usually, a filter. Plug one in while you're working for clean air. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best soldering fume extractor on Amazon.

6. Aoyue 486+

5. Edsyn Static-Safe Fuminator

4. Baoshishan Absorber

3. Xytronic 426DLX

2. Kulannder Handy Carry

1. Hakko Bench Top

Editor's Notes

April 24, 2019:

For the most effective fume extraction, an activated carbon filter is generally necessary, so we looked at models that provide this feature; top choices include the Hakko Bench Top and the Kulannder Handy Carry. The former is more expensive, but it also offers greater positioning options and a beefier power cord, making it the better choice for regular use. For even stronger protection, we added the Edsyn Static-Safe Fuminator, but it's more costly still, so it may not be the best bet for the casual hobbyist. If you make a living from your tools, however, it may be worth the investment. Finally, after some consideration, we decided to add one option without a filter, the Baoshishan Absorber, which clips on and takes up very little room. Consider this model if you work with solder only rarely, have limited space, or need its ability to operate as a fan.

Melissa Harr
Last updated on April 26, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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