- Sep 20, 2013
Been using Kester solder for many, many years. It was the only solder any of us used back in the early 1970s.
I don't think you need to spring for the most expensive solders out there. Really Kester 63% Sn/ 37% Pb is really good solder and isn't as expensive as silver solder. I have some of that solder from Jmillerdoc and it's good solder, but spendy. For having only 2% Ag I could never figure out why they are so much more expensive than regular tin/lead.
2% of a pound is 9.1g, and the current silver price is 0.54 USD/g, so that's $5 right there. Add in the extra cost of manufacture, the profit, and the "novelty" they will likely charge just because it's "fancy", and it makes sense to me.For having only 2% Ag I could never figure out why they are so much more expensive than regular tin/lead.
You don't need silver in solder for electronic assembly.OK....To all the Eeeeelektronik Experts out there....and there are many....I have been having problems with solder from RShack....not seeming to want to melt !!!! Got some lead free stuff when they were going T's up....so....I suppose...this is crap solder ???
What do you all recommend....for the good stuff ????? Solder containing silver ???? Thanx !!!