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Make Magazine How-To: Make your own stick solder dispenser
« on: July 27, 2009, 09:03:33 AM »

This shows the steps of making your own solder dispenser. It is easy to put together and is a convenient way to store solder.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/07/how-to_make_your_own_stick_solder_d.html

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Re: Make Magazine How-To: Make your own stick solder dispenser
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 02:37:30 PM »
hah, nice... i might give this a go with my lead free solder sometime...
i don't know why everyone hates it so much.
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Re: Make Magazine How-To: Make your own stick solder dispenser
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 02:43:17 PM »
The lead-free from years ago was pretty bad. I think it has been improved a lot.

The keys to good soldering are having clean parts, using flux, and getting the joint up to temperature. Lead-free works best with immaculately clean copper.

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Re: Make Magazine How-To: Make your own stick solder dispenser
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 04:29:51 AM »
i still stick with leaded solder. It may have been the quality of the lead free solder i used but it did not feel as nice as the lead solder.

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Re: Make Magazine How-To: Make your own stick solder dispenser
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 04:30:57 AM »
heh, dick smith had it half the price of the leaded counterpart ;D
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Re: Make Magazine How-To: Make your own stick solder dispenser
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 05:21:48 AM »
well yon never know smash, i guess at that price i may get some lead free solder and try it again see if it has improved.

 


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