SO480 = Charcoal Solder Block High Temperature 5-1/2'' x 2-7/8'' Soft
SO480 = Charcoal Solder Block High Temperature 5-1/2'' x 2-7/8'' Soft

SO480 = Charcoal Solder Block High Temperature 5-1/2'' x 2-7/8'' Soft

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HIGH TEMPERATURE CHARCOAL SOLDER BLOCK
Arguably the world’s best charcoal block. It is made of hardwood with great life and durability. This is a premium quality block so it will last 3 to 5 times as long. It also has better heat retention: great for platinum.

This chemically prepared charcoal block will glow under a flame and reflect heat back onto the work. It is a denser charcoal block but still soft so sticking in positioning pins to hold work in place will be easy.

Charcoal solder blocks are very useful in the soldering process:

  • They don't absorb much heat. Instead they reflect it back helping to heat up pieces on it much faster.
  • They create a reducing atmosphere that consumes the oxygen around the piece being soldered. This helps to prevent fire scale.
  • Their surfaces can be sanded down if they get too worn.
  • If they are broken, the pieces can still be used.


There are a few drawbacks too:

  • They can crack or break after heating.
  • They can keep burning after the soldering is done.
  • They can be messy.
  • They can give off fumes, so use in a ventilated area.
  • They get used up.

    Approximate size: 5-1/2" x 2-7/8" x 1-1/8"



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