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ddj3891

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« on: February 28, 2017, 07:32:48 AM »
What type of solder do you guys use? I have some 40/60 66core .093 dia. I got for free. It works good, but seems way to big. I tried a smaller size, but it doesn't seem to work as well. I don't know the details on the smaller type. It was just a rolled up piece with no packaging.

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Re: Solder
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 12:07:00 PM »
I use Aim solder "Sn63/Pb37 GLOWCORE2% .032 DIA. 1 lb." from the Mouse (r).
I've used it for years.

.093 is really big for PCB work.  As long as you have a good iron, and some flux in the solder ( which most have ),
a thinner diameter type will work for you.
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Re: Solder
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 12:29:26 PM »

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Re: Solder
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 12:50:59 PM »
That's the same stuff I bought too.


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Re: Solder
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 10:39:22 PM »
Cheap 60/40 rosin core stuff. The iron is just as much, if not more important.
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Re: Solder
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 10:53:27 PM »
Kester 63/37 here as well.  I generally go for thinner awg, though.  I usually use 0.15, 0.20 and 0.25.
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Re: Solder
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 08:13:38 AM »
Honestly, I like the Radio Shack solder. it's one of the few things they have that is actually good. Its pretty inexpensive too. the 60/40 stuff is $5.99 a roll. I usually buy 2 rolls when I go in, it won't last forever...


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Re: Solder
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 09:02:53 AM »
60/40 rosin core

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Re: Solder
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 12:31:11 PM »
Kester 63/37 here as well.  I generally go for thinner awg, though.  I usually use 0.15, 0.20 and 0.25.

I've a roll of 245, 0.020 that i i've been using for pcb builds but i picked up some MG Chemicals Sn63/Pb 37, 0.032 to use on eyelet boards and the like, i find it works better for me then the Kester.

http://www.mgchemicals.com/products/solder-and-solder-related-products/solder-wire/leaded-cored-solder-wire/sn-63-/-pb-37-solder-wire/sn63-pb37-4880

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