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Can you use paper clips as solder?

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Chicken22095 years ago
lets see here... according to wikipedia, paper clips usually made out of steel steel melts around 2500 °F, depending on the alloy Lead-based solder melts at 250 °C to 280 °C or 300 °C while lead-free soldering needs a higher temperature, about 350 °C to 400 °C. Unless you your soldering iron works on steroids, I don't think your going anywhere fast please correct me if I'm wrong that means you kelseymh
Nice to see someone actually researched this rather than going with intuition... L
. You hit the nail on the head.
thanks :)
Kiteman5 years ago
You can solder things to paperclips, but you cannot use paperclips as solder.
omnibot5 years ago
Yes, if it's made of solder.
LinuxH4x0r5 years ago
No, maybe with oxy-fuel welding.
lemonie5 years ago
No