If the piece becomes too cool to place in the pickle by the time
you remove the wire simply heat >it with your torch - then into the
This raises a question for me.
Originally I saw that people used their pickle as a quench when
annealing and also after regular soldering, and I did this myself for
many years. Then I encountered numerous folk who quench in water then
move the work into hot pickle. In his teaching videos, for example,
this is what Alan Revere does. After a while, I made this my practice
most of the time. Now I am working with teenagers, so for reasons of
safety and risk management I have been careful to teach them to quench
in water then move the cooled piece into the pickle.
So this is my question: What is your practice when pickling, is
there a definitive “right way” and if so, what makes it right? I look
forward to your replies. MP