Silver Solder, Sheet, Variety Pack #69-087

SKU 69-087
Silver sheet solder variety pack contains three 0.083oz sheets of easy, medium and hard grade silver solder for soldering sterling silver. Approximately 0.25oz total weight. Since each grade melts at a different temperature, this assortment pack of solder is used to solder complex pieces with many joins. Cadmium free. Start with hard solder for the first join, and use easy solder for the last solder join.
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Brand: R & T
Country of Origin: United States
Bin: 1S-5
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  • Silver and gold jewelry is assembled using hard solders and a torch. Hard solders are alloys of silver or gold that melt at lower temperatures than the sterling or gold karat alloys being used to make the piece of jewelry.
  • Confusion sometimes arises because the lowest-temperature hard solder is sometimes called "soft" solder. A slightly less confusing term is "easy flow" for the lowest temperature hard solder. Hard solder comes in a number of grades. We carry three: "easy," "medium," and "hard."
    >>Hard silver solder melts at around 1365°F,
    >>medium at around 1275°F, and
    >>easy at around 1240°F.
    Using these various grades, you can build a complex piece of jewelry starting with hard grade solder, then work down through the temperature ranges. This way the solder holding the first elements will not flow or move when the next pieces are added to the assembly.
  • To use the hard solders we carry, you will also need flux and pickling solution, available separately.
  • FYI: the correct spelling is SOLDER, even though at R&T we always pronounce it "sodder."
  • For mending costume jewelry, or soldering basemetal jewelry see our soft solder.

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Approx. Size

1/4 oz

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