Member Since: August 2, 2006

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  • RobertC.:

    If you’ve ever used leaded solder and then switched to lead-free, you know there’s a pretty big difference. Our lead-free acts a LOT like leaded solder. Just try it out if you need some solder.
    I think I’ve got used to working with the lead-free, but I remember it being a bit of a struggle at first. Rework jobs would certainly be easier with something a bit more lead-like. So yeah, next order I’ll make sure to try some out.
    p.s. What am I doing wrong that my replies/quotes don’t appear inline? Is it a browser issue or is it PICNIC[1]?
    [1] Problem In Chair, Not In Computer.

  • N.Poole:

    Also… Uncalled-for correction, I’m sorry, I have NO IDEA why it was so important for me to call that out, lol.
    I’m not a chemist so I’m really talking out of my A**, you could be right for all I know, hahaha
    Uncalled-for counter-disclaimer: I’m not a chemist either, so I could be talking out of my proverbial too, but I recall reading the antimony argument a couple of years back (some solders, particularly plumbing solders have >5% antimony) and the informed opinion at the time was that it’s not as bad as many other common metals.
    But my partner IS a chemist, so maybe I should ask her :)

  • Meh, antimony is less toxic than silver and WAY less toxic than lead. Antimony trioxide’s not much good for you, but I don’t think soldering makes any of that, so you should be ok.
    But forgive me for sounding like a cynic, what exactly is it that makes this solder so awesome?

  • Actually, you’re right. What was I thinking?

  • And I’m afraid to say that not only has it been done before, but its predecessor made it onto Letterman.

  • I’d be more impressed with their dedication to “the importance of quality in the semiconductor industry” if there wasn’t a typo in the navigation bar at the top of every page on the site.

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