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Postby JWLaRue » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:17 am

Sub culture wrote:Personally I only use silver solder if I need a really strong i.e. load bearing joint.

Soft solder is very strong if the work is done right, and has the advantage that the low level of heat doesn't anneal the brass and make it too soft, which is what tend to happen with silver solder (when working with brass or copper).


Generally true for most silver solders. The Stay-Brite solder has a lower melting temperature (a bit higher than the typical soft lead solders) that makes it very easy to work with standard hobbyist soldering tools. For me, the benefit of stronger joints in everything is well worth it....to the point where it's the only solder I use.

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Postby JWLaRue » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:59 pm

Ah, yes...Sil-Floss. That's what I use for making U-boat prop shaft a-frames....right where strength is really needed to most!

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Postby Tommydeen » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:21 am

Yes.. stay-brite is great solder. for torches I have been using this www.bernzomatic.com/PRODUCTS/TORCHES/MI ... fault.aspx
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