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Projects => How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. => Topic started by: ddj3891 on February 28, 2017, 07:32:48 AM

Title: Solder
Post by: ddj3891 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.
Title: Re: Solder
Post by: stringsthings 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.
Title: Re: Solder
Post by: BrianS on February 28, 2017, 12:29:26 PM
This is what I bought last month and the price is pretty good.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KESTER-24-6337-0027-WIRE-SOLDER-031-RA-ROSIN-SN63-PB37-66-FLUX-44-CORE-1-lb-NEW-/172525660363
Title: Re: Solder
Post by: jimilee on February 28, 2017, 12:50:59 PM
That's the same stuff I bought too.


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Title: Re: Solder
Post by: Netnnk on February 28, 2017, 02:54:25 PM
This is what I bought last month and the price is pretty good.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KESTER-24-6337-0027-WIRE-SOLDER-031-RA-ROSIN-SN63-PB37-66-FLUX-44-CORE-1-lb-NEW-/172525660363

same
Title: Re: Solder
Post by: alanp on February 28, 2017, 10:39:22 PM
Cheap 60/40 rosin core stuff. The iron is just as much, if not more important.
Title: Re: Solder
Post by: pickdropper 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.
Title: Re: Solder
Post by: flanagan0718 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...
Title: Re: Solder
Post by: sonnyboy27 on March 01, 2017, 09:37:26 AM
Kester is awesome. Sorry for the crazy long url.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00068IJPO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00068IJPO&linkCode=as2&tag=prenteffec-20&linkId=1efd442ed7bc5ba29e547aaf3ce78734 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00068IJPO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00068IJPO&linkCode=as2&tag=prenteffec-20&linkId=1efd442ed7bc5ba29e547aaf3ce78734)
Title: Re: Solder
Post by: bluescage on March 04, 2017, 09:02:53 AM
60/40 rosin core
Title: Re: Solder
Post by: davent 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

dave