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Re: Choosing Solder
« on: May 21, 2016, 04:27:13 PM »

I don't remember what video tutorial it was, but someone suggested using AWG 18 60/40 rosin flux core solder, and that's what I bought. It's been working well, but I need some thicker solder especially for PCB switches. I know some use Kester. Sometimes solder is listed in inches, and sometimes in AWG. What gauges should I have on hand, and where should I look. Purchased mine through Newark.



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Re: Choosing Solder
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 04:29:10 PM »
I like Kester eutectic blend, which is 63/37.  For thicker stuff, I use 0.031" for thinner stuff, I use 0.015", 0.020" or 0.025."
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