Soldering Iron

Soldering Iron
Soldering Iron

Name Soldering Iron
Source Mod Forestry
ID Name
Type Item
Stackable No
Durability 6

The Soldering Iron is an item added by the Forestry mod. It is used to attach an Electron Tube to a Circuit Board or to remove a Circuit Board from an Electrical Engine or from a Farm Block. To use the Soldering Iron Right-click it [in the air] to open the GUI. To remove a Circuit Board from a machine, Right-click it with the Soldering Iron, this uses up some of the tool's durability, and can only be done 6 times.


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Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot

Bronze Ingot (Forestry)

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Soldering Iron


  1. Target device
    • Using the buttons scroll to choose the target device for which the Circuit Board is intended.
  2. Tube input
    • Place up to 4 Electron Tubes with the desired effect.[1]
  3. Effect Display
    • Shows the effect of the Tube on the target device.
  4. Circuit Board Input
    • Once all the desired tubes are inserted, insert a Circuit Board.[2]
  5. Output
    • The Circuit Board moves to the output once upgraded, the tooltip shows the tubes installed.

Circuit Boards[edit]

The Soldering Iron accepts four types of Circuit Board:

Electron Tube Effects[edit]

Tube Type Effect (Qty) [3]
Electric Engine Electric Stimulator Managed Farm Manual Farm
Copper Copper Choke Arboretum (4) Orchard (4)
Tin Tin Boost I (2) Inhibiting Stimulus Peat Bog (4) Peat Bog (4)
Bronze Bronze Boost II (2) Agitating Stimulus (4) Crop (4) Crop (4)
Iron Iron Efficiency LV Stimulus (4) Vegetable (4) Vegetable (4)
Gold Gold Mutagenic Stimulus (4) Succulent Farm (4)
Diamond Diamond HV Stimulus (4) Reed Farm (4)
Obsidian Obsidian Charged Stimulus (4) Gourd Farm (4)
Blazing Blazing Molten Stimulus (4) Infernal Farm (4)
Rubber Rubber Rubber Plantation (4)
Apatine Apatine Biotic Stimulus (4) Shroom Farm (4) Shroom Farm (4)
Lapis Lapis Gentle Stimulus (4) Cocoa Plantation (4)


Soldering Iron has no known uses in crafting.


  1. For Managed Farms the order in which the Tubes are placed sets the orientation of the given effect, from the top down: North, South, West, East.
  2. A previously upgraded Circuit Board may be re-soldered, all previously used Tubes are lost.
  3. (Qty) indicates the amount of the same tube allowed on a board, given it has the capacity.