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Old 12-23-19, 03:34 PM
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Hello everyone. I am having fun sticking everything together with Harris Safety-Silv 56 1/16" solder. It is amazing how many things you can use this stuff for. I have been using both 50 and 56 and have used up five ounces already. Buying them an ounce at a time has been costly, I would like to stock up and buy 5-10 ounces of the 56. What is your source?
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I have heard of people going direct for large quantities. Once you hit a pound of the stuff, the price goes down You could call and ask about minimum quantities.
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This is the link to the suppliers list elsewhere on/in this forum. Many frame building suppliers also offer various fillers. I started to buy the 5oz "tins" of Harris 56% long ago and will need some replacement soon. But as I have moved onto bronze for most of the brazing on my frames I don't go through those 5oz. very fast. The increasing cost of silver over the years is but one reason I do more bronze, not wanting to cut and reassemble lugs is another reason to go to fillets. Andy
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The only supplier in that thread that discounts for silver quantity is Cycle Design. I bought some silver recently through Amazon, but it was only 1 oz. The nice thing about the bulk silver from Cycle Design is that the loops are bigger diameter.
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The cheapest source I have found for 5 ounces of 56 is Air Gas part # HAR5635.
I have been using a lot bronze as well and I am just finishing up a fillet brazed bike. Bronze is so much cheaper, making it an easy choice. When it comes to small braze ons and lugs, silver is much easier to work with.
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