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I need help with soldering copper jump rings Answered

I need help with soldering copper jump rings with silver solder. The copper jump rings melt before the silver solder melts. Help!!

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rickharris
rickharris

1 year ago

There are different grades of silver solder that melt at lower or higher temperatures.
Usually if you can't get the silver to melt its a flux problem

When I solder delicate things I trap most of the ring in a heat sink, a vice or pliers leave the gap showing and the solder the bit I can see.

A very small flame o the torch also helps keep the heat where you want it rather than heating up the entire ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-2P13fmViA

might help you

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jjpeppe44
jjpeppe44

1 year ago

Go to the jewelry supply place of your choice (Rio Grande, Santa Fe Jewelry Supply, Amazon) they have copper solder use this instead of using silver solder. U-tube has a number of videos to watch if your issue is soldering.