[modeleng] Re: Replacable Tips now silver solder

Hi Dennis

I don't believe in making possibly slanderous comments based on hearsay, so 
I didn't mention the name of the company on this list. But if you really 
want to know, I'll send it to you off-list.

Regards
Ron

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dennis Jewitt" <dennis.jewitt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 8:57 AM
Subject: [modeleng] Re: Replacable Tips now silver solder


> Hello Ron,
>               Can you tell us who the supplier was ?   I am not anxious to
> be caught this way.
>
> Best
> Regards
> Dennis
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ron Head" <ron.head@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 11:50 PM
> Subject: [modeleng] Re: Replacable Tips now silver solder
>
>
>> Hi Clif
>>
>> I heard another horror story yesterday.  If you follow Doug Hewson's
>> articles in EIM, you will read that he has had to scrap a boiler due to
>> cracking of the silver solder.  I met Doug at the Midlands exhibition
>> yesterday and he told me that the solder was sold to him as Easyflo, but
> it
>> was actually an equivalent supplied by a well known advertiser who also
>> attends most of the shows.  The suspicion is that the silver content is
>> reclaimed and contains impurities that affect the properties, i.e. 
>> causing
>> embrittlement.  Doug says he knows several other people who have had
> similar
>> trouble.
>>
>> I asked Doug if he quenches his boilers and he says yes (gently with a
> fine
>> spray from a hose), but hasn't had this problem of cracking before. The
>> solder takes on a distinct greyish colour when pickled, instead of the
>> expected bright colour.
>>
>> There would seem to be two lessons here:
>> 1) Don't quench boilers.
>> 2) Only buy the best i.e. Johnson Matthey for use on boilers.
>>
>> The show, by the way, was brilliant - much better than Donington IMHO.
>>
>> Regards
>> Ron
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Clif Walker" <clif.gwr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 9:41 AM
>> Subject: [modeleng] Replacable Tips
>>
>>
>> > ......Now the box of tips that I was using were purchased at the
> Harrogate
>> > show from a tool stand that were selling 12 tool tips in Sandvik boxes,
>> > cheap.
>> > After the second broken tip, I put onto the tool a tip that I know is a
>> > real Sandvik and everything was perfect.
>> >
>> > So now the moral of this story is beware of Show Bargains as the actual
>> > tips in the box judging from the first ones perfomance are definitely
> not
>> > Sandvik.
>> >
>> >
>> > Regards
>> >
>> > Clif
>>
>>
>>
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