I work with Hoover's 18k palladium white gold solder all the time.
Is it a little harder to work with then some other solders? Sure, but
that's what makes you a better jeweler, learning how to work with the
hard stuff. Of course, I only use hard solders on all of my gold work
so maybe I'm a little jaded.
Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
1780 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140