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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 0.032" (0.5mm).
Mix: 96.35% Sn (Tin), 3.0% Ag (Silver), 0.5% Cu (Copper), 0.15% Sb (Antimony).
Based on 2 ratings:
I’ve soldered with the leaded stuff for 50 years and was delaying switching to lead-free because of the warnings that it didn’t flow well and was generally difficult to use. No way. I found this solder to be just great. The springiness of the stuff feels different, like when you pull a yard or so off the spool and coil it up. This solder flowed fantastically for me though perhaps at a slightly higher temperature. Don’t hesitate to use it.
First time user of lead-free solder. Right up front, let me say I prefer the leaded solder. This solder is lead free. I requires a little more heating to get that luster. But once heated up, this is probably the best lead free solder you can buy. Very thin wire, which makes it perfect for SMD components. I would recommend you give this one a try.