Hello, To all my new friends:
My school year has just begun, and already we have been
introduced to a different material that replaces the carbon block
that we use in soldering.
Our teachers gave us each a block which they have ordered from a
German Co. This block is compressed vermiculite. It is about the
same size as our carbon block, and is the color of vermiculite.
This block is very durable, it will last years without coming
apart like carbon. Also, it does not dirty your work place at
all. It does not keep in the heat (barely). The only disvantage
I have noticed, is that you cannot insert wire to hold objects to
be soldered. Do any members already use this block?
Thanking you all kindly, Caroline Charest Simoneau email: @maurice_simoneau