Originally Posted by Nigel
I have had problems with regular solder. Just lead? or is there a different composition that won't pull through? I have cleaned, and got the the solder to take well ( best I can tell) but I have had the cable pull out?
if you splay the ends of the cable before you solder it then it is pretty much impossible to pull it out. you are effectively putting a wedge inside the cable itself this way.
may be the flux you used was different - i only use bakers for cables not regular flux, or maybe you just didnt get it hot enough or something, maybe the cable was dirty? dont really know without seeing your setup. but done like the pics i shot with the stuff i use they are pretty bullet proof