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

posted by physicka on 12/31/2012 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
-End of wire was neatly taped down with a little bit of tape. -Enough solder to last a couple of dozen projects. -Some soldering stations have built in holders for solder wire in reel form.
Cons:
-Wire thickness not compatible for SMD work, I use it out of necessity, but it requires extra effort. -Flux doesn't seem to cut it for some older component leads, a secondary source of flux needed on more oxidised parts.
Other:
-I attached mine to a wooden dowel glued to my soldering station, for easy access to solder. I can also just reel it back up and leave it attached with my soldering station for convenient storage or transport.
Bottomline:
Worth it, a great source of solder. May need secondary source of flux. I prefer reel solder compared to solder that comes in those tubes. The tube ones are less handy.

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