UK Solder Supply

Old 11-08-2007, 04:34 PM
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Default UK Solder Supply

i want to buy some solder however, im fedup of buying in small quantities for high prices and when i do buy something from hardware shop it turns out to be total rubbish.
I want some good all round racing solder. Can someone point me in the direction of some. Links would be cool.



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Old 11-08-2007, 05:53 PM
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good question
I wonder If Maplin Has anything equivalent to much more solder???
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:05 AM
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Is it possible to buy decent solder in the UK these days? The lead-free stuff that's sold now doesn't seem to work that well.

I was talking to an electronics engineer a few months ago. He worked for many years in industry with automated soldering equipment. Now he owns a HiFi shop, and runs the repair department.
He said that the biggest cause of failure in home electronic equipment now is bad solder joints, rather than component failure. He puts this down to the use of lead-free solder. The solder crystalises and fractures.

Fortunately I've got a large reel of proper tin/lead multicore solder, bought from RS Components when lead was legal.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:35 AM
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What about Wonder Solder? Audiophiles swear by them but is is pretty pricey stuff.
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