Hey ho re-read what I said about exceptions, you have repeated what I said in a more generalised and looser format. By the way also banned for semi-industrial use in homes by plumbers fixing pipes.mahjongg wrote:Only banned for industrial use, for home use, or even for repairs in an industrial setting, it is still allowed, and you can still buy lead based solder just fine.techpaul wrote:Hmmm still possible to get but in EU or countries building products to sell in EU 60/40 Lead/Tin has been banned except for certain usages (Military/Medical/Transport...) Under ROHS for over 6 years.mahjongg wrote:probably simply because the point is much cooler than the shank, and not hot enough to melt the solder, again, use simple 60/40 leaded solder, with a flux core.
Not saying I agree with it, but that is the situation.
Hipygmy_giant wrote:@ bredman - my tip is so shiney you can see it from space!
I am pleased to report that I have solder with a high lead content arriving in the post in the near future...
just noticed your post, don't hate it myself just not tried it yet, however I have used 'WireGlue' with some success (and zero burns/soldering iron purchases, damaged worktops/annoyed partner.)pygmy_giant wrote:Hi - I hate soldering.
I always burn my fingures and the solder takes ages to melt and then it goes everywhere except where its supposed to and it takes me forever to just solder a few joints, and then they look really messy.
Am I an idiot or is there a secret no ones told me?
I prefer to use a tip tinner because it's more efficient than wasting your solder wire that I'm sure doesn't cost the world. If you are to be RoHs compliant, use lead free solder. My 2 cents.mahjongg wrote:precious solder?
Its just a mix of tin and lead, no precious metals involved!
The little bit of resin (tree sap) also doesn't cost the world. LOL.