Time to buy solder

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Subject: Time to buy solder
Posted by:  Grinder (grinder@no.spam.maam.com)
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011

I'm finally getting to the end of a 2-lb spool of 60/40 0.05" (18
gauge?) rosin core solder I bought from Radio Shack years ago.  This
time around, I'm considering:

* 63/37
* 0.032 (21 gauge?)
* Water-soluble rosin core

Frankly, I'm enough of a hedonist that I'm happy to use as much lead as
needed to make my life easier.

I do mostly circuit board repair, and some PCB prototyping.  Any
opinions or recommendations as to what solder works the best?

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