What is ssf6?

SSF-6 is high-strength 56% silver solder rod. An ideal replacement for fluxless silver solder coils, our flux-coated rod has high thin flow, flows easily, and can be used with a variety of metals at over 70,000 psi.

Can stainless steel be brazed?

Brazing stainless steel requires some forethought, as the alloys used to form joints must have properties compatible with the base metal. However, a key advantage is that many dissimilar metals can be joined to stainless steels by brazing. This process can yield strong joints that are ductile, clean and smooth.

Can you weld stainless steel with MAPP gas?

MAPP should not be used for welding steel because the hydrogen in the gas mixture can result in brittle welds.

Can you solder mild steel?

Mild steel and cast-iron can be soldered but with more difficulty. Then they are both progressively heated and a coating of soldering flux is applied and melted on to the surface. Stick solder is then applied to the surfaces and allowed to melt in a uniform film.

How strong is silver solder?

Some hardware stores carry silver solder, but usually the low-temperature type, with a tensile strength around 10,000 psi. The really strong silver solders – tensile strength over 60,000 psi – are a little harder to find. You can probably get some at a welding supply shop, but the easiest source is a mailorder house.

What metals can you silver solder?

But if properly prepared, silver solder will adhere to stainless steel, and you can solder copper, brass or more stainless steel onto it. The connection will only be as strong as the silver solder itself, and never as strong as the stainless steel.

Is silver solder stronger than brazing?

Also remember that MAPP gas burns hotter than propane. Brazing rods look like straightened metal coat hangers, and like solder they become stronger as the percentage of silver they contain increases. The braze is what is melted by the torch to join two metals.

What is the best solder for stainless steel?

tin-silver solders
A range of tin-silver solders is recommended for stainless steels, since they offer greater strength than the tin-lead solders, coupled with high ductility. Their corrosion resistance is also superior. The appropriate solder should be selected for the expected service conditions.

Can you solder lead to steel?

Any tin/lead based solder will work on steel. Liquid or paste flux will also work as long sas it is matched to the solder. Pretty much the same as soldering brass.