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[Beginners' Corner] Wire Soldering


#1

Good morning Orchidians,

Yesterday I requested info. on wholesalers for funky watch faces
and am still hoping someone out there will have some names for
me.

This morning I have another request. I work in SS and GF wire
primarily. I would like suggestions and advice on the simplest
methods, using the simplest equipment to do a very small amount
of soldering on certain pieces. Usually, no soldering is
necessary, but occasionally it surely would be helpful. Any
suggestions are welcome.

Trudy


#2

Hi Trudy, For soldering wire I’ve found paste solder & a butane
fired (Blazer or similar) torch works very well. Paste solder is
available in high, medium & low melting temps in sterling, gold
filled & different gold karats. If you’re going to be soldering
to a smaller piece to a large piece, the Blazer may not provide
enough heat. If that’s the case, a propane or acetyline torch
with the appropriate tip may be required.

Dave