Hi. I'm new to actually doing electronics after thinking up ideas for years. So on to soldering now. Which solder to buy?
I read in http://www.adafruit.com/datasheets/hakkotips.pdf
that "no-clean" fluxes can lead to dewetting issues, and the whole idea of inhaling leaded solder (like in the good ol' days some would say) makes me hesitant.
So between the typical 60/40 ( http://www.adafruit.com/products/145
) and lead-free (but with "no-clean" rosin core) ( http://www.adafruit.com/products/734
) I'm not sure which to purchase for home electronics just starting out.
Initial projects include fixing the firmware in my bricked Linksys WRT54G (which requires desoldering some filled holes and installing pin headers) and a kit or two besides that.
Suggestions welcome (and maybe a plan on how to build a little exhaust fan to pull the vapors from the soldering area. Hmmm, maybe a little fan and some dryer vent hose...)