I've been using one composed of 95% Sn, 4.5% Cu , 0.5% Ag. I don't
know exactly the melting temperature, but it feels low. And with that
much tin, I wouldn't be surprised that it's low. Made by Taracorp.
If I find more info, I'll post it.
> From: "Bill Ruof" <email@example.com>
> Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 17:31:06 -0000
> The difference is temperature. The American Welding Society definition says
> you are soldering at temperatures of 800 F or less. If the filler material
> solidifies above 800 F, you are brazing. If you melt the base material, you
> are welding.
> To me, silver solder is the good ol' cadmium bearing BAg1 (AWS designation).
> It's solidus is 1080 F (?) or there abouts. The cadmium free silver solders
> are better for your health but they have solidus' that can push 1400 F.
> Bill Ruof
> > Since it has been brought up, how is the process of silver soldering
> > different that regular soldering?
> > Ken L
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