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AL3 Aluminum Brazing and Welding Rods

  • Easy to use for a variety of applications
  • Great for soldering or repairing aluminum windows, doors and more
  • Can be used to build up aluminum joints without losing strength
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Product Overview

  • Easy to use for a variety of applications
  • Great for soldering or repairing aluminum windows, doors and more
  • Can be used to build up aluminum joints without losing strength
These easy-to-use rods are useful for multiple tasks including soldering or repairing aluminum windows, doors, gutters and siding, and even sealing holes in boats. With a low working temperature of 720 to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, these rods can also be used to build-up aluminum joints without distortion, discoloration, or loss of strength. Tensile strength of 33,000 psi. Includes two rods.
  • Aluminum rods are ideal for use on aluminum windows, doors, gutters and siding
  • Working temperature of 720 degree F to 750 degree F / 382.2 degree C to 398.8 degree C
  • Includes two 12 in. rods
  • Tensile strength of 33,000 PSI
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Easy to use for a variety of applications
  • Great for soldering or repairing aluminum windows, doors and more
  • Can be used to build up aluminum joints without losing strength
Model #: 334491
Sku #: 139587
Internet #: 203710179

These easy-to-use rods are useful for multiple tasks including soldering or repairing aluminum windows, doors, gutters and siding, and even sealing holes in boats. With a low working temperature of 720 to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, these rods can also be used to build-up aluminum joints without distortion, discoloration, or loss of strength. Tensile strength of 33,000 psi. Includes two rods.

  • Aluminum rods are ideal for use on aluminum windows, doors, gutters and siding
  • Working temperature of 720 degree F to 750 degree F / 382.2 degree C to 398.8 degree C
  • Includes two 12 in. rods
  • Tensile strength of 33,000 PSI
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Easy to use for a variety of applications
  • Great for soldering or repairing aluminum windows, doors and more
  • Can be used to build up aluminum joints without losing strength
These easy-to-use rods are useful for multiple tasks including soldering or repairing aluminum windows, doors, gutters and siding, and even sealing holes in boats. With a low working temperature of 720 to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, these rods can also be used to build-up aluminum joints without distortion, discoloration, or loss of strength. Tensile strength of 33,000 psi. Includes two rods.
  • Aluminum rods are ideal for use on aluminum windows, doors, gutters and siding
  • Working temperature of 720 degree F to 750 degree F / 382.2 degree C to 398.8 degree C
  • Includes two 12 in. rods
  • Tensile strength of 33,000 PSI
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Easy to use for a variety of applications
  • Great for soldering or repairing aluminum windows, doors and more
  • Can be used to build up aluminum joints without losing strength
Model #: 334491
Sku #: 139587
Internet #: 203710179

These easy-to-use rods are useful for multiple tasks including soldering or repairing aluminum windows, doors, gutters and siding, and even sealing holes in boats. With a low working temperature of 720 to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, these rods can also be used to build-up aluminum joints without distortion, discoloration, or loss of strength. Tensile strength of 33,000 psi. Includes two rods.

  • Aluminum rods are ideal for use on aluminum windows, doors, gutters and siding
  • Working temperature of 720 degree F to 750 degree F / 382.2 degree C to 398.8 degree C
  • Includes two 12 in. rods
  • Tensile strength of 33,000 PSI
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Diameter (in.)
0.094 in
Product Depth (in.)
0.2
Product Height (in.)
14.5
Product Width (in.)
0.2

Details

Accessory Type
Rod/ Stick
Classification Type
A5.8 RBCuZn-C
Electrode Type
Brazing Rods
Product Weight (lb.)
.1 lb
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Specifications

Dimensions

Diameter (in.)
0.094 in
Product Depth (in.)
0.2
Product Height (in.)
14.5
Product Width (in.)
0.2

Details

Accessory Type
Rod/ Stick
Classification Type
A5.8 RBCuZn-C
Electrode Type
Brazing Rods
Product Weight (lb.)
.1 lb
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Questions & Answers

why won't this stick to my aluminum timing chain cover? this junk just dripped off. wasn't even c...

why won't this stick to my aluminum timing chain cover? this junk just dripped off. wasn't even close to sticking. wasted my money on this
Asked by: Doc
I don't mean to be rude but did you follow the strict instructions and ensure the area to be repaired was thoroughly cleaned of all oxidised, surface material, oil etc? Usually you would use a stainless steel wire brush and acetone or white spirit. Beware! Plain steel wire brushing will contaminate the area and prevent the molten rod metal bonding. Either situation will cause the pool of melted rod to just slide off. The big mistake, most beginners and I suspect you made, was failure to heat the metal being repaired sufficiently, to the melting temperature of the rod!!!! You don't melt the rod with the flame! You heat the work surface to be repaired, until the rod melts when it comes in contact with that surface. Same as electrical soldering- To avoid overheating the surface and actually melting it, you have to keep dabbing the heated surface with the rod at regular intervals until it gets hot enough that the rod suddenly melts on contact. Remember DON’T apply the flame to the end of the rod. You then have to try to maintain that level of heat without over cooking it as you continue to apply more rod. A timing chain cover is going to be inherently difficult in the first place. It is usually a relatively large surface and thick, so trying to heat this entire mass until it is hot enough to melt the rod will take a lot of applied heat and because alloy conducts heat away so well, you can’t just heat the area to be repaired. The whole cover would probably have to come out as any contact with other metal around the engine will drain heat away from the repair area- very rapidly! You would also risk burning any other non-metallic parts of the assembly A fairly large flame would be required and kept moving over the entire surface to bring it ALL up to rod melting temp. The danger here is you can easily overheat the job if you are not careful and further damage the cover by melting it!!! Heat warping is also a risk and a whole other subject on its own! Placing the repair item in a very hot oven for 30 minutes would help but will stink the kitchen out! Suggest you take the cover to a professional tig welder or watch 2 hours of u tube vids on how to do this and then go spend another 4 hours practicing on smaller, less critically demanding, repairs! Like a lot of things in life it’s tricky but easy if you know how and ADHERE TO THE REQUIRED METHODS. Hope this helps others cos from your brief comment I suspect you didn't follow the instructions carefully and bit of more than you can chew- I have used these rods, of one brand or another, here in Australia, for nearly 25 years and they work brilliantly but- Start off with small repairs and I mean small! You will soon get the knack and realise the bigger the metal being repaired the more you have to heat the whole work piece. If you couldn't get it to bond YOU did something wrong!!!!! To the rest I strongly recommend you try them. Oh and please watch the ample amount of instructional vids on line. Cheers and keep well. Howy Fixer.
Answered by: HowyFixer
Date published: 2019-09-13

Can it weld extrusion type aluminum 6061 alloy? I need to weld extrusion heat sinks in series on ...

Can it weld extrusion type aluminum 6061 alloy? I need to weld extrusion heat sinks in series on an aluminum rod.
Asked by: Andre
This product is better suited for brazing than welding.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-08-09

can i use a propane torch & do I need flux ?

I have loose rivets on my alum. boat. I would rather braze them instead of going cheap with epoxy. Do i need to use a flux & should I use maap gas with a special torch tip or can i just use a regular plumbers propane torch?
Asked by: Johnny
This aluminum brazing rod has flux on it and works best on extruded type aluminum, like the alloy 6061. Rivets, channel and extruded sheet products are typically a 6061 alloy. Note: Purchase a new stainless steel brush for pre-cleaning the area, then save the brush in plastic zip lock bag for future use. This prevents cross-contamination of metals and helps clean the aluminum prior to brazing. This is a very high zinc product and requires higher temperatures to properly adhere, so using map gas is great because it is hotter. It is best to practice on extruded scrap from screen doors, counter top edge trim new and aluminum rivets from the hardware store. Clean to remove paint with scotch brite and your clean SS brush, wipe clean with household ammonia w/water mix then clean paper towel, hit with compressed air. Pre-heat with your map-gas while testing the flux coated rod to see when the flux started to melt and flow. Practice is the only way to work with this product while remembering aluminum doesn't change colors with heat, while keeping in mind that extra thickness of material due to layers, require longer pre-heat. Practice for best results.
Answered by: junior69stovepipe
Date published: 2019-02-15

I just need to close a 21/32 hole in the aluminum. will it work?

Asked by: ChrisCruz
You probably could with a truckload of patience. It would be much easier to find some sheet aluminum and cut a patch.
Answered by: OldOkieWelder
Date published: 2019-01-12
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Customer Reviews

Bernzomatic AL3 Aluminum Brazing and Welding Rods is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from They worked ok, but so did the rods I bought... They worked ok, but so did the rods I bought from Harbor Freight where I got more rod at a better price. Bernzomatic just cost too much
Date published: 2019-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Requires flux to work well, expensive for just two rods If you use these rods by themselves, they will work, but they will not adhere to the aluminum very well. I did several tests and although the joint held without stress, I was able to break the test joint apart fairly easily with some pliers. The 'solder' produced by the rods just doesn't adhere well to the aluminum, no matter how well I brushed or cleaned the surface. After watching a YouTube video by a company that sells aluminum brazing flux and rods, I tried some powdered brazing flux with these rods to see if the flux helped. Massive improvement. The flux turned to liquid when the aluminum was hot enough, and when the brazing rod melted on the joint, the flux pulled it into the joint with capillary action. The resulting brazed joint had a smooth surface, like a smooth weld, and the solder flowed on both sides. The resulting joint using powdered flux was so strong that I was unable to tear it apart. The aluminum tore around the joint while the brazing held strong. So when used with flux, these rods produce a very strong joint. If you need to braze aluminum in a pinch and can't wait to for flux and more economical rods to arrive in the mail, these rods will work, but not very well. I highly recommend getting some aluminum brazing flux, as it makes a huge difference. While these only costs $4, $2 per brazing rod is quite expensive, so if you are going to the effort of getting some brazing flux, you can also get a pack of a few dozen rods from the same source for just a few dollars more.
Date published: 2015-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Got this product to use to build frames for display panels instead of buying the mig conversion kit for my arc welder and it has been performing well. Took a little time to get the hang of using it but now that I have it works great!
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as easy to use without experience as some online... Not as easy to use without experience as some online videos suggest. I had the problem that the brazing broke several times after I finished brazing, although it seemed solid enough. A wire brush treatment to the areas to be brazed helped. It also helped when I heated the metals to be brazed hot enough that the braze melted without the torch when touched to them, and did not melt the brazing rod using the torch. Heating the aluminum pieces to according to their size helped prevent melting of the pieces using MAP gas and oxygen during pre-heating. It is very difficult to manipulate the pieces after they are heated, they are easy to bump; everything should be clamped before welding. No rosin was needed, its on the rods.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works well, saves money I used this rod with MAPP gas to repair a cracked bolt hole on a aluminum turbo blow off valve for my car. Just make sure to thoroughly clean the surface with a stainless wire brush to rid of oxidation right before heating up the piece to be worked on. Also make sure to keep the flame moving all around to allow equal heating so it adheres properly. Flux is not needed but will be helpful if you are connecting joints due to the capillary action of the flux.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have welded, brazed soldered, etc. but would have appreciated a little information in the packa... I have welded, brazed soldered, etc. but would have appreciated a little information in the package. I found no guidance at all disappointing.
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great suggest viewing some you tube videos on how to use it this saved me numerous times. Its harder then alluminum so it works really well lets say for a bike when the rear wheel mounts are wore out and you cant tighten down your wheel axle anymore. make a mold using sheet metal and melt this stuff in it and you got a repair thats stronger then taking it to a weld shop.
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The aluminum wouldn't bond to other aluminum just fell apart into tiny peices. The aluminum wouldn't bond to other aluminum just fell apart into tiny peices.
Date published: 2019-06-11
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