- Jul 3, 2015
I use the same solder and have for years. They call it a eutetic blend....low melting point good flow. Reading glasses are not enough... cataracts unfortunately. I use magnification and various ways if stabilizing. Didn't you get something a T100 soldering iron?I use kester "44" rosin core solder, it's 63% Tin and 37% Lead which is what you want, it goes from molten to solid pretty much instantly once you remove heat, I have several soldering stations but on my bench here I am using a basic cheap temp controlled soldering station with a small point tip.
Try to set things up so that you can brace your hands against your workbench and use magnification and plenty of light to see well, when I was younger I could see the smallest detail unaided but now I have to wear reading glasses, it happens to most of us.