HI again all,
Err. Just exactly what are we talking about here? Bob is the third or
fourth person I’ve seen talking about powders and ‘pre-prepared
What do you guys think a borax cone and slate are for?
They’re just an old way of making up soldering flux. I have no idea
what anybody would do with powdered borax in regards a soldering
flux, and the ‘pre-prepared’ stuff is otherwise known as–flux.
Nothing fancy. Could be batterns, pripps, or paste flux, all of
which work better than pure borax and spit, which is what you get
from a borax cone. It works, and it’s cheap and indestructible, but
it’s not spectacular or anything. (Yes, I realize that most people
keep boric acid powder around for making fire-coat, but pure borax
wouldn’t do that. I keep powdered borax around for a basic casting
flux, but again, not a soldering flux.) I’ve still got my borax
slate from college days, and I pull it out every blue moon or three,
when a student gets a yen to try it, but then it goes back into the
drawer until the next time.