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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Awesome value – B-1 0.8mm Solder Core Wire - 2.0% Flux (100g) Reviews

posted by blackjudas on 10/17/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Lots of solder!
Cons:
Too thick for my tastes
Other:
Highly active flux for the core, so don't breathe the fumes. The positive is that it really does work quite well. First few tries I got cold solder joints, but that's probably because I put wwaaayyy too much on or maybe there wasn't enough flux but I'm not sure as that was a one off. Consequent joints worked just fine. I also find it a little thick I'm used to the .5mm stuff but I couldn't find it here. You can't beat the price anywhere for this amount of solder. It arrives just as the picture shows, no seal or bag. I believe others have reported that the flux in it is insufficient, but I did not find that to be the case. The description does say that it's 2% flux, but the picture shows 1.5% on the label and I can confirm that mine says the same thing.
Bottomline:
You'd be crazy to buy solder elsewhere if these dimensions meet your needs.

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