Lead-free, Fishing Tackle Weight Bismuth-Tin Alloy - 281
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Our environmentally friendly Bismuth-Tin alloy is becoming a popular alternative to lead for fish and other weights. The alloy is 58% Bismuth and 42% Tin. It is easy to melt at 281 F and has 75% weight density of lead (0.3158 pounds cubic inch). One ingot weighs approximately 1 pound.
SDS Lead Free Fishing Tackle
Casting my projects with this is great. It's easy to pour and heats quickly. The only thing I've noticed is if there's a small amount left in the melting pot, it tends to get too warm and produce a lot of slag. Keep your pot filled with this product, skim the top slag off and you'll have great castings with this. It's durable, and works well with most silicone. I've dropped a piece onto concrete without any scuffs or cracks.
Worked great with every jig and sinker mold I tried!I used a Palmer hot pot and Do-it molds.The Hot pot runs too hot,the alloy started to turn black ,so I plugged it into a Dremel speed control to get the temp down to 350-400 degrees F.This worked much better at this temp.After many years of casting lead,this stuff is very different.It cast beautifully,even in cold molds!I found it difficult to remove from the molds,a small pliers became necessary.It's also quite brittle compared to lead,the casting sprues snapped off readily.I can now make leadfree tackle.Will be ordering more soon.
This product was easy to melt and more durable than I expected. I cast a miniature with this without issues. Will purchase again.
I used this to try metal casting for the first time and had alot of success. Melted in a cast iron skillet over charcoal! I cast items into 3d printed plastic molds as well as silicon molds successfully.