But not lead solder or ‘staybrite’. I have been making RT/pancake
blanking dies for a long time and the last few years I’ve taken to
soldrering things to them. Low profile sculptural embossing elements,
decorative wire embossing elements , and stop jigs for locating metal
stock/strips in them . Problem is that the heat needed for easy solder
and cadmium bearing GF solder can distort the dies, causing real
alignment problems. The other problem is that staybrite and lead
soders are not strong enough to hold up to the torture of hydraulc
I monkey melted easy silver solder and staybrite together and came up
with a relatively functional hybrid solder . It melts higher and
performs better than staybrite; it melts lower and distorts less than
easy. Roughly half and half , and I’m guessng it melts around 700 F.
and works with staybrite flux.
But surely this is not the pinnacle of brazing technology in the 21st
century. Isn’t there some solder that is like what I Frankensteinishly
created, only …I don’t know…already made?. Dar