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Haberdasher

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Re: Solder...What Are you using and why?
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2015, 06:03:23 AM »
i use 0.032 chinese 63/37 no clean solder available in 1kg (2.2 lb) spools.  never a cold joint and lasts foreeeeever.  a spool runs about 42.50 after shipping.
Could you share link for it :D I have solder few more pedals, so it would be great to grab this..
Sure man, here you go.  http://www.morseexpress.com/tools/#econs
It's in the US.  I have no idea what shipping to you would be...
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Re: Solder...What Are you using and why?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2015, 06:20:24 AM »
i use 0.032 chinese 63/37 no clean solder available in 1kg (2.2 lb) spools.  never a cold joint and lasts foreeeeever.  a spool runs about 42.50 after shipping.
Could you share link for it :D I have solder few more pedals, so it would be great to grab this..
Sure man, here you go.  http://www.morseexpress.com/tools/#econs
It's in the US.  I have no idea what shipping to you would be...

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Re: Solder...What Are you using and why?
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2015, 07:09:15 AM »
It really depends on what type of flux is in the solder. I usaully do board work with a high capacity chisel tip at 650F but for other stuff like tinning wire etc, I'll bump up the heat a bit. Dave Jones explains the differences pretty well in this video:

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Re: Solder...What Are you using and why?
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2015, 06:12:49 AM »
So i bit the bullet and decided to buy both brand to do a side by side comparison.
Sparkfun https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10243
Kester http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00068IJPO/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Either way I am set for a long time with solder.
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