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Solder Core Wire


#1

Commercial chains are made of wire with a
very small hole down its length which is filled with solder. The
links are machine formed and joined in whatever manner is
appropriate to the chain pattern. We now have a fully formed
chain lacking only the link soldering. The complete chain is
placed in an oven, a vacuum is drawn in the oven so there will
be no oxidation when the temperature is raised to solder melt
temperature. When the chain is removed from the oven ther is no
oxidation and no flux to be removed. Real neat!

I’d love to have some of this wire but have no idea if it is
available in the quantities that any of us would use (as compared
to commercial users) Any one know differently?

Sol K.


#2

Rio Grande has solder-filled wire in both sterling & 14K.


#3

You can also use Argon gas in a regular kiln or burn out oven to
prevent oxidation. much cheeper then a vacume furnace… Vernon
Wilson


#4

Sounds like great stuff! I hope there is a small quantity
source out there… I will definately be keeping an eye out for
it.

Jill
@jandr
http://members.tripod.com/~jilk


#5

I’d love to have some of this wire but have no idea if it is
available in the quantities that any of us would use (as compared
to commercial users) Any one know differently?

Rio Grande has it in their line. It is available in 18,20 and
22 gauge. Spot + 4.93 in 6-12 oz quantities

I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a
vegetarian.Bobert


#6

Sol said,

 I'd love to have some of this wire but have no idea if it is
available in the quantities that any of us would use (as
compared to commercial users) Any one know differently?<<

I believe it’s available from Rio Grande, probably others also.
I got some solder cored sterling wire last year. Don’t know if I
didn’t practice lon g enough, but I’ve gone back to regular wire
& paste solder for sterling.

Dave


#7

I�ve had lots of computer problems so I don�t know if anyone
answered this but I do know that Rio carries small gage solder
filled wire.

Marilyn Smith