[sdiy] Transition to Lead-Free Hand Soldering

Roman Sowa modular at go2.pl
Sat Aug 21 18:02:23 CEST 2021

In Poland you can go to any walk-in electronic store and buy leaded 
solder off the shelf, in any sizes, no question asked. Not that I did 
that recently, but knowing those guys I don't expect them checking if 
you're purchasing specialist from a company making satellites.
So, if you're in need, come visit, then we'll have a couple of beers and 
talk about good old times.


W dniu 2021-08-21 o 17:16, Steve via Synth-diy pisze:
> Have I claimed they don't list it?
> I said they would not let me buy it. That implies that they do list it
> and I tried - think a little.
> Have you actually *bought* that recently?
> Actually try it. you might get as far as putting it in the shopping cart
> and going to the checkout.
> TME and Batronix (IIRC) would not let me actually  buy it.
> I don't know about exact regulations and whether some places are acting
> early on some future policy and some don't, or something.
> Though, you have not actually bought it from Conrad. So maybe not.
> cheater cheater:
>> You must be really bad at shopping. Here's leaded solder at the
>> largest hobby electronics distributor in Germany, actively
>> manufactured and supported* by a German company in Germany in
>> Wuppertal.
>> https://www.conrad.de/de/p/hf32smd-sn60pb40-0-5mm-100g-solder-typ1-1-3b-1-800112384.html 
>> * in fact, I spoke with the guy responsible for customer support just
>> a couple days ago. I needed to ask about the thermal conductivity of
>> one of their solders. He didn't really know but said it's probably
>> like 60/40 since it's just 60/40 with 2% copper. I bought the roll
>> like 15 years ago. They still sell the same kind. There's no
>> conceivable reason to start stocking up on leaded solder.
>> If you want to buy leaded solder paste, buy it on Alibaba or something
>> like that. That's where you should be buying most of your supplies
>> anyways, as a lot of stuff in Europe is just rebranded Chinese stuff.
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