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Solder & Supplies

Solder & Accessories -
Canfield Solder - The finest quality solder on the stained glass market! Different alloys are used for various soldering tasks. Do not use standard 40/60 plumber's solder if you want strong and smooth solder joints. 40/60 solder is not the same as 60/40 solder. The first number indicates the percentage of tin content - the more tin, the quicker and easier your solder will melt.

All solder is sold on 1 pound spools for easy handling, except Silvergleem which comes in a 1/2 pound spool.

CAUTION: Keep lead solder out of the reach of children.

Soldering stained glass is more art than science.
Some beginners are unhappy with the look of their solder lines. While there are many products available to make your soldering easier, the short answer for obtaining smooth, consistent solder lines is practice, practice, practice.

As you practice you will learn what products work for you. while 60/40 solder (60% tin/40% lead) is the most recommended alloy due to a low melting point, you may find that a different alloy gives you a better result.

The typical soldering iron produces more that enough heat to melt your solder, so you will probably want to use a temperature controller. Some soldering irons are available with built-in controllers . Modern stained glass irons have iron clad tips that eliminate the need to frequently file the soldering tip. Just wipe the hot tip on a block of sal-ammoniac to clean.

A thin coating of Anti-Sieze on the soldering iron tip will keep it from 'freezing' into the shaft when it is time to replace the tip. Use a touch of Anti-Sieze on the locking collar, or screw, as well.

Different size tips are available for fine detailed decorative soldering versus large window panels.

Again, your choice of flux is a personal preference. The fluxes we stock all do a fine job of chemically cleaning copper foil and lead or zinc came before soldering.


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C6150 - Solder, Canfield - Silvergleem (1/2 Lb.)

Solder, Canfield - Silvergleem (1/2 Lb.)

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Silvergleem Lead-Free Solder w/Silver.

Lead-free and non-toxic containing silver, this solder is ideal for jewelry and art pieces. Silvergleem has 'instant freeze' for perfect beaded or sculpted pattern seams. Can be buffed to a high silver shine. Sold on 1/2 pound spools. Melts at 430F.

Your Price: $34.99

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#E6040
Solder & Supplies : Solder, Economy 60/40

Solder, Economy 60/40
$17.99

#C6150
Solder & Supplies : Solder, Canfield - Silvergleem (1/2 Lb.)

Solder, Canfield
Silvergleem (1/2 Lb.)

$34.99

#C6040
Solder & Supplies : Solder, Canfield - 60/40

Solder, Canfield
60/40

$19.99

#C5050
Solder & Supplies : Solder, Canfield - 50/50

Solder, Canfield
50/50

$17.99
 

#C3169
Solder & Supplies : Solder, Canfield, Lead Free, Low Temp (1/2 Lb.)

Solder, Canfield, Lead Free, Low Temp (1/2 Lb.)
$22.99

#3017
Solder & Supplies : Brush, Flux

Brush, Flux
$0.39

#9411
Solder & Supplies : Bronze Wool

Bronze Wool
$8.99

#502
Solder & Supplies : Flux, Liquid Gel - Glastar, 4 Oz.

Flux, Liquid Gel
Glastar, 4 Oz.

$6.99
 

#CT6E7
Solder & Supplies : Replacement Tip - 1/4"

Replacement Tip
1/4"

$12.99

#MTG21
Solder & Supplies : Weller Replacement Tip - 1/4" - 80W.

Weller Replacement Tip
1/4"
80W.

$10.99

#CT6C7
Solder & Supplies : Replacement Tip - 1/8"

Replacement Tip
1/8"

$12.99

#CT6F7
Solder & Supplies : Replacement Tip - 3/8" - 700

Replacement Tip
3/8"
700

$12.99
 

#MTG20
Solder & Supplies : Replacement Tip - 3/8" - 80W.

Replacement Tip
3/8"
80W.

$10.99

#MTG22
Solder & Supplies : Weller Replacement Tip - 80W. Beading

Weller Replacement Tip
80W. Beading

$13.99

#3044
Solder & Supplies : Solder Remover

Solder Remover
$3.99

#3025
Solder & Supplies : Soldering Control

Soldering Control
$29.99
 

#217960
Solder & Supplies : Soldering Fume Extractor

Soldering Fume Extractor
Compare at $100.00
$64.99

#217961R
Solder & Supplies : Soldering Fume Extractor Repl. Filters (3 Pk.)

Soldering Fume Extractor Repl. Filters (3 Pk.)
$9.99

#SP602
Solder & Supplies : Soldering Iron Stand

Soldering Iron Stand
$10.99

#3801
Solder & Supplies : Soldering Tip Anti Seize

Soldering Tip Anti Seize
$9.99
 

#4510
Solder & Supplies : Tip Cleaner Refill Sponge, Glastar

Tip Cleaner Refill Sponge, Glastar
$2.99

#4500
Solder & Supplies : Soldering Iron Tip Cleaner

Soldering Iron Tip Cleaner
$6.99

#WLC200
Solder & Supplies : Weller Complete Soldering Station w/Iron

Weller Complete Soldering Station w/Iron
List Price: $85.50
$79.99

#599
Solder & Supplies : Hakko Brass Coil Tip Cleaner

Hakko Brass Coil Tip Cleaner
$10.99
 

#T19-D65
Solder & Supplies : Hakko FX601 Standard 1/4" Iron Tip

Hakko FX601 Standard 1/4" Iron Tip
$17.99

#E6040Q
Solder & Supplies : Solder, Economy 60/40 (5 Lbs.)

Solder, Economy 60/40 (5 Lbs.)
On sale
Reg $90
$80.95

#KN100A
Solder & Supplies : Knurled Tip Nut W100 Iron

Knurled Tip Nut W100 Iron
$4.99
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