Soldering Flux

Are you in the market for high-quality soldering flux? Look no further than Carey Tools! Our online store offers a wide selection of flux solutions, from traditional rosin-based options to more modern, specialty products designed for specific applications. Soldering flux is a crucial component in any soldering project, helping to clean and prepare surfaces for a strong, reliable bond. Whether you're a professional tradesperson or a DIY enthusiast, having the right flux on hand can make all the difference in the success of your project. At Carey Tools, we pride ourselves on offering only the best products from trusted brands in the industry. Plus, with our convenient online ordering system and delivery throughout Ireland (with orders over €75), it's never been easier to get the supplies you need for your next soldering project. So why wait? Browse our selection of soldering flux today and take the first step towards a successful, high-quality soldering job.
Soldering Flux Paste 100g Soldering Flux Paste 100g
In Stock (1–3 working days delivery) 

What is soldering flux and why do I need it?

Soldering flux is a chemical compound used to clean and prepare metal surfaces for soldering. It helps to remove impurities and oxidation, ensuring a strong and reliable bond between the solder and the metal. Without flux, the solder may not adhere properly or could result in a weak joint that breaks easily.

What types of soldering flux are available?

There are several types of soldering flux available, including rosin flux, acid flux, and water-soluble flux. Rosin flux, also known as resin flux, is the most commonly used type and is ideal for general purpose soldering. Acid flux is more aggressive and is typically used for heavy-duty soldering applications. Water-soluble flux is used in situations where the residue from the flux needs to be easily removed, such as in electronics manufacturing.

How do I choose the right soldering flux?

The type of soldering flux you should use depends on the type of metal you are soldering and the application you are using it for. For general purpose soldering, rosin flux is a good choice. If you are soldering heavy-duty materials such as stainless steel, acid flux may be required. For electronics manufacturing, water-soluble flux is recommended. Be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions carefully to ensure you are using the appropriate flux for your specific application.

Can I reuse soldering flux?

In general, it is not recommended to reuse soldering flux as it can become contaminated with impurities and lose its effectiveness over time. It is best to use fresh flux each time you solder to ensure a strong and reliable bond. However, some types of flux may be reusable if they are properly cleaned and stored. If you are unsure whether or not your flux can be reused, refer to the manufacturer's instructions or consult with a professional.