Radio Shack Solder

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Hi all... hope this is the proper forum (mods please move if not).

 

Anyway, it seems that Radio Shack is filing bankruptcy and most of the stores in my area are closing.

Problem is, I use their 62/36/2 0.022 diameter silver bearing solder. It's the best solder I've ever used and I'm afraid that my source for it is going away!  sad

 

I see many other brands of 62/36/2 solder online, but what I'd like to know, if possible, is EXACTLY what brand is the Radio Shack stuff?  I'm sure they simply resell Kester or Ersin or some other "big" brand, and I don't want to buy a $100 plus spool of solder and find it's not as good as the RS stuff.

 

Any info about this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

 

-- Roger

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Email the big names and ask for a 3 inch sample of the one closest to the RS solder. Also ask if they supplied RS.

 

Rick

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Krupski wrote:
it seems that Radio Shack is filing bankruptcy

You've only just noticed that?!

 

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Krupski wrote:

I see many other brands of 62/36/2 solder online, but what I'd like to know, if possible, is EXACTLY what brand is the Radio Shack stuff?  I'm sure they simply resell Kester or Ersin or some other "big" brand, and I don't want to buy a $100 plus spool of solder and find it's not as good as the RS stuff.

 

Ersin has gone too :(

 

I believe that rights to the former Ersin brands were acquired by Henkel Corporation, the solder range now has the LOCTITE or Multicore brand names.

Bob.

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Hi,

 

I know this is an old thread, but I just used up my RadioShack  Catalog Number 64-035 Solder.

This is the .015 diameter 62/36/2 Silver-Bearing Solder

 

I'm with you on how that was nice solder to use.  

 

For what it is worth, I just ordered this:

Solder Wire 62/36/2 Tin/Lead/Silver no-clean .015 100g ULTRA THIN

[Part Number: SMD3SW.015 100g]

http://www.chipquik.com/store/pr...

 

 I liked the .015, so that seemed to really limit my options.

 

Did you ever find anything that you like?

 

 

 

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Welcome to the Forum, (Assuming you aren't really just trying to sell ChipQuik!).

 

I, too, like thin solder.

 

I have, on several occasions, taken a length of solder, grasped the ends in each hand, and stretched it out.

This gives me a much finer gauge solder to work with.

 

JC

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I assume that since this solder has lead in it this will not qualify for ROHS.

This might prove a problem in some scenarios.

Jim

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DocJC wrote:

Welcome to the Forum, (Assuming you aren't really just trying to sell ChipQuik!).

 

I, too, like thin solder.

 

I have, on several occasions, taken a length of solder, grasped the ends in each hand, and stretched it out.

This gives me a much finer gauge solder to work with.

 

JC

 

Thanks!!

 

jgmdesign wrote:

I assume that since this solder has lead in it this will not qualify for ROHS.

This might prove a problem in some scenarios.

Jim

 

The RadioShack also had lead. It's for hobby work.

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jefferoonie wrote:
I just used up my RadioShack  Catalog Number 64-035 Solder.

This is the .015 diameter 62/36/2 Silver-Bearing Solder

stock restored as of today.

SnPbAg 62/36/2 Silver-Bearing Rosin-Core Solder 0.015" Diameter (1.0oz

Also a return to stock :

SnPbAg 62/36/2 Silver-Bearing Rosin-Core Solder 0.022" Diameter (1.5oz

 

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Stock restored on all but one of the solders with silver as of 23-Feb'19 :

RadioShack - Solder & Flux

 

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