|Item Weight||0.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.2 x 0.4 x 0.3 inches|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Kester Pocket Pack Solder 60/40 0.031 0.50 oz. Tube
|Price:||$5.69 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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Rosin core, 60/40, lead/tin alloy solder has been used for joining electronics for as long as I've been soldering and that's about 40 years.
At 31 thousandths of an inch, this is fine diameter solder and can be used on circuit boards to tinning speaker wire, although you'll use up a bit of it for tinning and sometimes you'd want thinner for circuits. On most board connections it will give you better control of the amount used however. This solder works well when using low powered irons of 25 watts and although 63/37 has a slightly lower melting point, most won't need it or care.
The flux is good and I like this solder for general purpose electronics work, but you do need to realize that you're buying only point 5 oz, or not much. This can go pretty fast if you solder regularly or plan to start.
Purchasing this same amount in The 1 lb. Spool...is about 85 cents. You have the $29 spool or today's $6 price on this package times 32,......Equaling $192! Um, $163 seems like an awful lot for the plastic tubes that this comes in.
If I hadn't been in such a hurry and checked pricing better...I would never have made this purchase, just 5 of these will cost more than the spool.
Of course if this is all the solder that you'll ever you need, then feel free to ignore me.
It's 5 star solder, but at a 1 star price.
I hope that this helps somebody from making the same dumba**, rookie mistake that I made.
I bow my head in shame......
PS....While I'm on the subject of smart shopping, Google The Camelizer and check it out. It tracks prices so that you will know how today's price compares to past prices on amazon and two other shopping sites.
Be careful when buying solder at local stores. Most now have zero lead content, which makes them a poor choice for home DIY projects.
While I agree lead is bad (ie poisonous), I don't agree it should be stripped from use in all electronics. Not that we have much choice nowadays--the European Union has seen to that. Google "tin whisker solder" for potential issues when using lead-less solder. Lead alternatives are just as toxic in their own ways, more difficult to work with, and less reliable, but the EU apparently didn't consider any of that before banning lead in solder.
There is a reason the US Military is exempt from the ban on lead in electronics. They need their stuff to be reliable and to last. Since that's what I also want, I chose this solder. You should too.
My most recent project was un-soldering and re-soldering countless LEDs from two different strips to create one strip with a color temperature I wanted...(Don't ask)
Without this solder, I don't think I could have done this slightly more delicate work. It melts and flows so well. I could go in, heat everything quickly and get out, not overheating the LEDs.
Just make sure to have good ventilation, (fan)!
Desoldering is also easier is a mistake is made.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the first solder that I have purchased from Amazon. It worked as intended for splicing wires together and soldering connectors on. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Brendon
the good stufffor many years most of my teachers recommended to mePublished 24 days ago by Efrain Uribe