Jewellers Solder – Bronze / Copper / Brass

Lengths of jewellers solder.

We offer Bronze, and Copper solder wires – with a better colour match than simply using Silver solder.

(19 customer reviews)

£2.00£6.50

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Jewellers Solder - Bronze / Copper / Brass

This solder is intended for soldering metal pieces together for jewellery making - we sell brass, bronze, and copper solders.

It has a more colour accurate look than Silver solder when used for soldering copper alloys.

 

 

2022 update: We now source this solder from the UK.

These may be a slightly less convenient form for jewellers - eg 1.5MM rods rather than 1MM wire, it does work out cheaper and you get more solder for your money.

I have no idea why the foundry finds 60CM rods easier to manufacture, but - well, I'll stick with their recommendation!

 

Bronze Jewellers Solder

Our Bronze solder melts between 665-755C and should begin to flow around 690C. Sold as a 1.5MM rod, 60CM lengths.

This solder is comprised of 30% fine silver, 36% Copper, 32% Zinc and 2% Tin. Flux recommended; borax or Easy-flo are the recommended choices for a flux.

 

Copper Jewellers Solder

This Copper solder starts to melt between 710-770C with a flow point around 720C. It is composed of 92.2% Copper, 7.8% Phosphorus and is self-fluxing when used on Copper-Copper joints. If used on Copper alloys a seperate flux may be required and many of my customers swear by simple Borax.

Sold as a 1.5MM rod, new as of 10/22 - sold as 60CM lengths. A 60CM length weighs approximately 8.2 grams, which means you get more than double the amount of the older wire solder for the same price, and you don't have to buy as much!

The old copper solder was 90p per foot, or 90p per 1.9g approximately. The new solder is £1.25 for 4.1 grams - more than double the amount.

 

Brass Jewellers Solder

Our Brass solder melts between 660-710C and should begin to flow around 675C. This is still sold as a 0.8MM wire solder and is sold in 60CM lengths too.

This solder is comprised of 40% fine silver, 30% Copper, 28% Zinc and 2% Tin. Flux recommended; borax or Easy-flo are the recommended choices for a flux.

 

Soldering:

It can be done with propane, bi-fuel gases, etc. It may be possible with a micro Butane torch but I have not tried personally. I would highly recommend experimenting with various things - if you are having trouble soldering, try using a solder pick.

 

If you're having trouble make sure your joints are as tight as possible - tension closed ideally!

Make sure everything is clean, as Copper alloys love to take oils from your skin.

If in doubt, make it hotter, try a solder pick, and try some Borax.

 

It is not suitable for use with an electronics soldering iron as these do not create enough of a high temperature.

These are hard solders to cut, and we recommend either a piercing saw or a good pair of tin snips/aviation shears. I use a pair of brake cable cutters for a bike - obviously, I cut this solder daily!

 

While we sell this solder by length, you may receive several pieces totalling the length you ordered. This is purely to save on packaging and postage costs for you.

 

Safety/datasheets:

Additional information

Weight 0.0 kg
Dimensions 12 × 1 × 0.5 cm
Solder type

Brass solder – 0.8MM wire, 60CM, Bronze solder – 1.5MM rods, 60CM, Copper solder – 1.5MM rods, 60CM

19 reviews for Jewellers Solder – Bronze / Copper / Brass

  1. Wendy Kinsey

    Just what I needed – extremely high quality – will be ordering more !! thank you very much

  2. [email protected]

    Very prompt service. Bought the copper solder and very pleased with the results,no nasty silver line to show where the joint has been soldered.

  3. Angharad Kitchener-hanley

    Lovely solder. I am very newly self taught and even I am struggling to see the seams I’m soldering. Very easy to use

  4. Ralph (verified owner)

    Thank you for your help the solder is perfect.

  5. karen ward (verified owner)

    As always very quick delivery not used the solder yet but i am sure it will be fine

  6. Tracey Forster (verified owner)

    very pleased and very quick delivery, Thank You

  7. Jane

    Fast delivery …. not used yet but only source I could find for this!

  8. Cllr Neil Baillie (verified owner)

    There had been a problem in that I didn’t receive my order at first, but after contacting Albion Fire and Ice they sent my order to me and also sent it as a signed delivery to me. Excellent Service.

  9. Melanie Brown (verified owner)

    Fast friendly service, wouldnt hesitate to use again

  10. Jane (verified owner)

    Extremely happy with the copper solder, colour matched well. Fast and easy transaction will definitely return and recommend

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