But has anyone worked with solder paste? What is the
I've never used 'copper paste' solder, but I use sterling paste
all the time. It is great for soldering chain links.
Basically paste solder is a combination of powdered solder, flux
& a liquid vehicle, usually glycerine. It's sold in syringes, 1
oz for sterling & 1 dwt for gold. Many suppliers furnish 2
hypodermic type needles, 18 & 20 ga, with each syringe. When it's
extruded from the syringe, it's very easy to control the amount &
location to which the solder is applied. Because its kind of
'stickey' it tends to stay in place a little better than chips or
pallions. Mostly I use it for soldering jump rings & links for
chain. For most other soldering I like chips, balls & pallions.
Paste solder is generally available in Easy, Medium & Hard. It
may be available in other temps, but I've not needed it so I
haven't looked for it.