Unfortunately, for you, there are many different types of
stainless steel. They have widely different properties and are
worked in very different ways.
A friend of mine wants to solder stainless and gold.
Stainless is a pain to solder, which can be use to your advantage if
you “don’t” want something to stick.
Trawling the net I happened across a person who managed to achieve
this some of the time due to vast the alloy recipes of stainless. The
person managed to solder the metals together by using the extra easy
I’m wondering if the reason the solder doesn’t stick is due to a
relatively high sulphur content? I find that some steels will not
weld due to sulphur being high (some are deliberately formulated with
a high sulphur content). I’ve read that sulphur acts like a
There’s a spring steel I use called “super 9”, and it has a
percentage range of sulphur in the alloy. I’ve noted that when the
sulphur content is on the high side, I cannot forge weld the alloy,
other times when the content is lower I have difficulty, but can
achieve a weld.
Regards Charles A.