How to Solder: Great Tips on Soldering for Beginners

Learn the basics of soldering to help with projects around the farm.

Using Metal As Glue
Soldering uses soft metal alloy as a glue. Glued joints are weak when peeled (A); think of pulling off a sticking plaster. Joints loaded in shear are much stronger (B). So a lasting soldered joint is one with a big surface area which will only have to cope with straight pulling loads.  
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