I'm not quite sure what this solder packaging is trying to tell me, but apparently soldering with it is super relaxing.
@fribbledom just inhale the lead fumes, let it all go, relax
Maybe it moisturizes?
@fribbledom wow nice I remember all esc I burned with bad iron
@fribbledom careful with that lead.
I'm curious, why do solder wires still have lead considering the health hasards?
nowadays you can get both types.
Working with old (leaded) stuff can be easier/more reliable for hobby projects, repair of old equipment and critical systems (telecoms, railway signals, industrial control) to the point you are still allowed to use it in Europe for commercial equipment in these applications).
Lead free solder needs higher bit temperature and can be harder to work with (my experience anyway)
If you are not working in a factory the risks aren't that bad.
I personally always use the old 60/40 leaded stuff, but that is because I am a bit older and am used to it 😉
You should if possible use a decent temperature controlled iron too (they are not as expensive as they used to be!) and its discouraged to mix up bits that have been used for leaded and lead free solder.
If you are new to soldering I'd suggest practicing on some less important circuits/components first and seeing what you get on best with..
As long as you wash your hands after soldering, you should be fine. But really you should do that with the lead-free stuff as well.
Lead doesn't usually dissolve into fumes at soldering temperatures and is much easier to work with.
@fribbledom damn now I want lead ... because my iron is cheap af
@fribbledom Solder scented candles.
@fribbledom Patchouli flux, maybe?
@fribbledom what do you mean? Everyone likes a nice relaxing solder after a hard day of work. Solder with the ones you love!
I like soldering things, it can be relaxing.
@fribbledom Considering that the very idea of soldering gives me anxiety, I'm probably the target market for this.
@fribbledom Nah, that's just the lead poisoning.
@fribbledom oooo, “silvery”
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@fribbledom yea. After a few minutes inhaling the fumes...peace be with you
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