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You need to use a high lead content solder, don’t use anything else because it does not flow well and is less conductive and more prone to causing dry joints. And use flux.
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I have some of this one and it works well.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/0-7-1-2mm-So ... SwyNFa3i8t
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I’ll have a spare 0.7mm 500g CYNEL Tin Lead 60/40 Flux

Bought 1.5kg as it was cheaper than 1kg 🤣
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Edd200sx wrote: 11 Jan 2021, 08:57 Bought 1.5kg as it was cheaper than 1kg 🤣
Where'd you buy it from ?
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Poland. Have to buy a fair bit to get free postage.

https://www.tduoyin.com/07mm-500g-solde ... 265108.htm
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Ok. Cheers
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cb4ever104 wrote: 11 Jan 2021, 14:40 Ok. Cheers
I added the link forgot earlier
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Edd200sx wrote: 11 Jan 2021, 16:25 I added the link forgot earlier
Saw that . Cheers . I'll buy 3 when I get the refund from the other stuff that I bought :thumbup:
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I just hit PayPal refund. They either went bust or it was a scam

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buying real solder isn't like popping to the shops,
you need to search for it, around £15 for a 400g 500g roll up to £30..
if it's less than £10 for 500g it's probably crap..

BUT if you but some they claim is 60/40 rosin cored lead solder and it still doesn't flow use a bit of plumber flux before you use it,
i have a roll of crap i use with plumbers flux for wires and loads of big soldering, i just clean up after using IPA.
i use Multicore 60/40 tin lead solder for proper stuff like IC's and components..
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I just bought this one

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153884455199

1Kg , so It should see me through to my arrival at the gates of heaven :)

edit : Changed link . It was the 0.7mm one I bought . Not the 1mm
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Good choice.
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cb4ever104 wrote: 13 Jan 2021, 17:50 I just bought this one

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153884447239

1Kg , so It should see me through to my arrival at the gates of heaven :)
If they weren't already welded, you could easily SOLDER the gates of heaven with that roll! ;)
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The Collector wrote: 13 Jan 2021, 20:28 If they weren't already welded, you could easily SOLDER the gates of heaven with that roll! ;)
Or maybe just use it as a door stop :)
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