Jim Hisert's Dad demonstrating a jar of old flux which pales in comparison to Indium's new advanced flux technologies.
This lesson should go without saying, but it applies to products of all types. That is, it also encompasses solders and their fluxes.
Jim Hisert recently posted this image of his dad with some OLD flux in his July blog posting titled, Juxtaposition.Ӕ This got me thinking because just the other day I was shopping at my local home store and saw the rack of fluxes and solders made for soldering home water pipes. A jar of flux was in the $10 price range.
Coming from the industry of electronic-grade solders, this at first seems like the bargain of a lifetime. When investigated further however, it is quickly realized what technology went into making this versus the attentiveness we put into our materials and it is apparent that this bargain is not a bargain at all outside the old pipe soldering industry. There is no comparison