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Old 03-08-2014, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: Making new cable ends

Thanks, Tim.
But I'm not sure I agree with his methods. The wood saps and oils could contaminate the metals and seem to be detrimental to a good solder attachment. As you, in your trade know, a clean surface is essential to a good solder joint. Also if the cable happens to be made of stainless steel the solder won't stick. It might appear to be but a good pull would break it loose.

I've made cable ends, both soldered and crimped and I've had very good luck with the heat available from an electric soldering gun. The excess heat from a torch could, if you're not careful, overheat the cable and make it brittle in the heat effected area.

Just my thoughts. You and others might disagree. I'm interested in your reply.

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