[sdiy] unleaded solder

Sarah Thompson plodger at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 19:42:00 CEST 2016


+1

It’s like soldering with cheese. I’m no huge fan.

Sarah

> On Apr 2, 2016, at 9:27 AM, Eric Brombaugh <ebrombaugh1 at cox.net> wrote:
> 
> It's not your imagination and not your age or technique - lead-free solder is harder to work with. It requires a higher melting point and generally gives joints that are more likely to appear "cold". It also does very strange stuff if it alloys with remnants of lead-based solder, so it's best to use a tip that's never been near leaded solder.
> 
> I'd avoid lead-free for DIY applications - it's not worth the effort.
> 
> Eric




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