I have been soldering electronics projects for 60+ years but have forgotten (if I ever knew) which solder to use in which application.
Besides a few short lengths of unknown origin, I have 2 large rolls of Kester solder: Kester Resin-Five 40/60 (.092 dia) and Kester Solid Wire SN63 (.050 dia). The Resin-Five solder seems to melt at a lower temperature and flow better, but the finer Solid Wire solder looks cleaner like it is more appropriate for PCB soldering of small digital components.
I also have several choices of soldering irons ranging from 20-40 watt pencils to a bigger dual-power Weller soldering gun. I have used the smaller irons on PCB components and the larger gun for larger line voltage wiring.
Can anyone give me some guidance on which solder and gun to use in various situations?