Description: We don’t want to hype this solder TOO much, but this could possibly be the best solder in the world. There, we’ve said it. This is a special blend made specifically for us and we love it. It all started as a quest to find the best solder to use in our production process and ended up being the best we’ve tried. The best part is that it’s lead free and has a water-soluble flux core.
This package contains 1/4lb of solder and has a diameter of 0.020" (0.5mm).
Mix: 96.35% Sn (Tin), 3.0% Ag (Silver), 0.5% Cu (Copper), 0.15% Sb (Antimony).
Based on 5 ratings:
This solder melts easily, but holds a firm grip. Even with mediocre soldeing skills, some of my classmates' cold joints made using this solder have held in mechanical connections. Yet, it is still very workable and flows with ease compared to a 60/40 solder I used to use.
not sure what else there is to say. flows pretty good for a lead-free solder.
I highly recommend this solder. It is the easiest melting, best flowing lead free solder that I have ever used. I especially like the 0.020" diameter, which makes flow control much easier. I used to introduce my students to soldering with 60/40 lead and felt bad about starting them out on the wrong environmental “foot”. We regularly use this solder now with no more beginner’s problems than we had with lead. I have also been able to use a cooler iron with this solder. (I have to be honest - any soldering has beginners' issues. Our students regularly burn the tips of their soldering irons. This solder’s flux also scorches, but I’m not sure it is any more prone to this than any other.) Buy it!
… it’s still cumbersome to solder with it (for beginners, especially) as it doesn’t flow with the same ease as tin-lead alloys.