Can Solder Go Bad?

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After finding some old solder lying around, you may be wondering if it is still good to use. Can solder go bad? Knowing the answer to this question can be the difference between a quality soldering joint and a faulty one.  Solder can go bad, but a specific solder’s shelf life depends on several factors:  … Read more

What is a Good Desoldering Braid Substitute? Here is the Answer

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Salvaging electronic parts from old circuit boards is a time-tested means of saving money and recycling old electronics into new projects.  Removing old electronic parts requires removing the solder connecting the parts to the circuit board.  If you are out of desoldering braid, what is a good desoldering braid substitute? You can make functional substitutes … Read more