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What Is Lead Free Solder?

By on July 12, 2010

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What is  lead free solder? Are you using the lead free solder or the normal solder? For more information about lead free solder and other solder please click on the photo to visit the website.

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  1. John Preher

    July 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I carry a small tube of lead free with me for the warranty companies that ask me to use it on lead free PCBs to make sure they stay lead free, but I don't like using it. I have to get my soldering iron so hot that often I have to replace my tip after one job also the solder does not flow easily and is prone to whiskers. It is also a real pain to remove with a sucker or solder wick. Over all I prefer the eutectic solder or 60/40 with rosin core of course.

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  2. admin

    July 14, 2010 at 8:21 am

    HI John,

    Long time never hear from you-hope everything is fine. Thanks for sharing.

    Jestine

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  3. John Preher

    July 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Things were so busy at my shop the last 1.5 months I had no time to go online very often and barely enough time to sleep..LOL..but I paid a lot of bills. Also In the process of all the craziness I also moved my home and shop to a new location. Things are now settled and I am looking forward to many hurs on the PC.

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  4. admin

    July 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Hi John,
    That's good to hear that about your business, new home and shop.

    Jestine

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  5. Sam C

    July 21, 2010 at 3:20 am

    I hate working on lead free PCB's too. I use stainless steel tips and lead free paste. Yes the solder does not flow and it is easy to damage the board.

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