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Old 21st April 2017, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default Any interest in SN63/PB37 Solder?

A year or two ago, a friend gave me a fresh 1lb. reel of Kester 44 SN63/PB37 solder. It's the 0.041" diameter material. It's still perfectly good, but I'm just not going through it - I already had a lot of SN63 solder here.

So I was wondering - how many folks would be interested in buying a bit? I was thinking something like 1/2oz. for $2.00, shipped anywhere in the Continental USA. 1/2oz. is around 13ft. of this 0.041" material. That's a good weight, as it mails for a 1st-Class stamp.

Is that a worthwhile thing, or isn't it worth the money?
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..damn imperial system. Cant imagine how much it is
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1 oz is 28gr? so would be 14gr?
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..damn imperial system. Cant imagine how much it is
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0.041" diameter material would be called 1 mm in the metric world. Too complicated
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0.041" diameter material would be called 1 mm in the metric world. Too complicated
thx for giving me some understandable numbers
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..damn imperial system. Cant imagine how much it is
And I'm a bit stunned that +anyone+ with a technical bent, particularly a German, is still unable to convert these most common of all units. I gave the values in imperial units because that's what the mfr. prints on the reel.

But as others have noted, yes.. for general purposes, the following apply:

1km = 0.62mi.
1mi. = 1.6km

1mm = 0.040"
1" = 25.4mm

1ft. = 12" = 30.5cm

1kg = 2.2lb.
1lb. = 16oz. = 455g

1g = 1/32oz. +10% (actually, 9/256oz.)
1oz. = 28.5g


6 beers = 42 metric beers (double it and add 30)

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Old 22nd April 2017, 12:22 AM   #8
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Anyway, there's no interest, so screw it. I could probably do 1oz (28.5g) packs for $3.00 US / shipped.. if that raises any interest.

It's not a moneymaker for me - just a way to get top-quality material into the hands of those who can use it, and prevent spoilage of the same. Lead-Tin is getting tougher to find every day, thanks to the hand-wringers.
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unable to convert these most common of all units.
Most common *where* ?
Oh,I see: Myanmar, Liberia, and some Country north of Cuba :
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