Sizes Available (in.)

Super Alloy 1 3/32in, 1/8in
Super Alloy 5 3/32in, 1/16in
SSF-6 Silver Solder 1/16in
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste N/A
77 Cast Iron Electrode 5/32in, 1/8in, 3/32in
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode 5/32in, 1/8in, 3/32in

Sizes Available (mm)

Super Alloy 1 2.38mm, 3.17mm
Super Alloy 5 2.38mm, 1.58mm
SSF-6 Silver Solder 1.58mm
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste N/A
77 Cast Iron Electrode 3.96mm, 3.17mm, 2.38mm
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode 3.96mm, 3.17mm, 2.38mm

Melting temperature

Super Alloy 1 350°F
Super Alloy 5 600°F
SSF-6 Silver Solder 1150°F
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste 1050°F
77 Cast Iron Electrode N/A
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode N/A

Bonding strength

Super Alloy 1 20,000 PSI
Super Alloy 5 30,000 PSI
SSF-6 Silver Solder Over 70,000 PSI
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Over 85,000 PSI
77 Cast Iron Electrode 55,000 PSI
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode 55,000 PSI

Flux type & shelf life

Super Alloy 1 Liquid, 2 year shelf life
Super Alloy 5 Powder, 1 year shelf life
SSF-6 Silver Solder Flux Coated
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Flux Mixed In, 9 month shelf life
77 Cast Iron Electrode N/A
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode N/A

Recommended torch

Super Alloy 1 Propane * MAPP * Oxyacetylene
Super Alloy 5 ANY * Oxyacetylene on thick aluminum
SSF-6 Silver Solder Propane * MAPP * Oxyacetylene
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Propane * MAPP * Oxyacetylene
77 Cast Iron Electrode N/A
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode N/A

Arc - TIG - alloy

Super Alloy 1 Torch * Heat Gun
Super Alloy 5 Torch * TIG
SSF-6 Silver Solder Torch
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Torch
77 Cast Iron Electrode Arc * TIG
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Arc * TIG

Recommended for which metals?

Super Alloy 1 Pot Metal * Aluminum (except cast aluminum) * Steel * Copper * Brass * Bronze * Zinc * Die Cast * Pewter
Super Alloy 5 Aluminum * Cast Aluminum * Magnesium
SSF-6 Silver Solder Cast Iron * Copper * Brass * Bronze * Stainless Steel * Copper-Nickel * Steel * German Silver * Cast Steel
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Cast Iron * Copper * Brass * Bronze * Stainless Steel * Copper-Nickel * Steel * German Silver * Cast Steel
77 Cast Iron Electrode Cast Iron * Steel
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Cast Iron (including heat affected or burnt cast iron) * Steel

Will work on thick or thin metals?

Super Alloy 1 Best on thin
Super Alloy 5 Both
SSF-6 Silver Solder Both
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Both
77 Cast Iron Electrode Both
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Both

Will work on burnt cast iron?

Super Alloy 1 No
Super Alloy 5 No
SSF-6 Silver Solder Good
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Good
77 Cast Iron Electrode Good
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Best

All position?

Super Alloy 1 Yes
Super Alloy 5 Yes
SSF-6 Silver Solder Yes
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Yes
77 Cast Iron Electrode Yes
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Yes

Can be machined?

Super Alloy 1 Yes
Super Alloy 5 Yes
SSF-6 Silver Solder Yes
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Yes
77 Cast Iron Electrode Yes
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode No

Can be built up?

Super Alloy 1 Yes
Super Alloy 5 Yes
SSF-6 Silver Solder Yes
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Yes
77 Cast Iron Electrode Yes
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Yes

Paintable?

Super Alloy 1 Yes
Super Alloy 5 Yes
SSF-6 Silver Solder Yes
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Yes
77 Cast Iron Electrode Yes
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Yes

Can bridge gaps?

Super Alloy 1 Great
Super Alloy 5 Great
SSF-6 Silver Solder Good
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste No
77 Cast Iron Electrode Fair
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Fair

Can be polished?

Super Alloy 1 Fair
Super Alloy 5 Excellent
SSF-6 Silver Solder Excellent
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Good
77 Cast Iron Electrode Good
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Good

Contains cadmium?

Super Alloy 1 Yes
Super Alloy 5 No
SSF-6 Silver Solder No
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste No
77 Cast Iron Electrode No
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode No

Can be powder coated?

Super Alloy 1 Yes
Super Alloy 5 Yes
SSF-6 Silver Solder Yes
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Yes
77 Cast Iron Electrode Yes
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Yes

Works over existing welds?

Super Alloy 1 Fair
Super Alloy 5 Great
SSF-6 Silver Solder Great
SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste Fair
77 Cast Iron Electrode Fair
72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode Fair
Super Alloy 1 Super Alloy 5 SSF-6 Silver Solder SSQ-6 Silver Solder Paste 77 Cast Iron Electrode 72 Burnt Cast Iron Electrode
Sizes Available (in.) 3/32in, 1/8in 3/32in, 1/16in 1/16in N/A 5/32in, 1/8in, 3/32in 5/32in, 1/8in, 3/32in
Sizes Available (mm) 2.38mm, 3.17mm 2.38mm, 1.58mm 1.58mm N/A 3.96mm, 3.17mm, 2.38mm 3.96mm, 3.17mm, 2.38mm
Melting temperature 350°F 600°F 1150°F 1050°F N/A N/A
Bonding strength 20,000 PSI 30,000 PSI Over 70,000 PSI Over 85,000 PSI 55,000 PSI 55,000 PSI
Flux type & shelf life Liquid, 2 year shelf life Powder, 1 year shelf life Flux Coated Flux Mixed In, 9 month shelf life N/A N/A
Recommended torch Propane * MAPP * Oxyacetylene ANY * Oxyacetylene on thick aluminum Propane * MAPP * Oxyacetylene Propane * MAPP * Oxyacetylene N/A N/A
Arc - TIG - alloy Torch * Heat Gun Torch * TIG Torch Torch Arc * TIG Arc * TIG
Recommended for which metals? Pot Metal * Aluminum (except cast aluminum) * Steel * Copper * Brass * Bronze * Zinc * Die Cast * Pewter Aluminum * Cast Aluminum * Magnesium Cast Iron * Copper * Brass * Bronze * Stainless Steel * Copper-Nickel * Steel * German Silver * Cast Steel Cast Iron * Copper * Brass * Bronze * Stainless Steel * Copper-Nickel * Steel * German Silver * Cast Steel Cast Iron * Steel Cast Iron (including heat affected or burnt cast iron) * Steel
Will work on thick or thin metals? Best on thin Both Both Both Both Both
Will work on burnt cast iron? No No Good Good Good Best
All position? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can be machined? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Can be built up? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Paintable? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can bridge gaps? Great Great Good No Fair Fair
Can be polished? Fair Excellent Excellent Good Good Good
Contains cadmium? Yes No No No No No
Can be powder coated? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Works over existing welds? Fair Great Great Fair Fair Fair