This Revere silver sheet solder is 0.25mm (.010 inch) thick or 30 gauge, half as thick as our regular silver solder. Alan Revere recommends this thickness of silver solder as a 'time saver' for students, as they won't have to roll out the thicker solder for applications that require a thinner gauge. We sourced this special thickness silver solder for the Revere Academy but we are no longer stocking it due to its increased cost over other silver sheet solders. As we sell out this item will become discontinued. Each piece of Revere Silver Solder weighs approximately 2.4DWT. This silver solder is cadmium free.
The terms Extra Soft, Soft, Medium, Medium-Hard, and Hardare used to describe the relative
temperature flow points between one type or more specifically, one brand of hard solder. Extra Soft (also called Extra-Easy) will have a lower flow point than Soft (also called Easy), which will have a lower flow point than Medium, which will have a lower flow point than Hard. This labeling system generally holds true for all brands of silver solders, but there are differences between manufactures, so you could find one makers Medium flows at the same time another makers Hard will flow. The higher the flow point temperature, the higher the silver content of the solder. The higher the silver content of a silver solder, the better the solder will match the color of the silver, and theoretically, the stronger the bond.
What temperature solder should you use? If you are manufacturing, use the highest temperature (Hardest) solder you can so repairs may be made later with lower temperature solders. If you are doing repairs, use the lowest temperature (Extra Easy) solder you can, since you don't know what was used before.