SynergiSTICKS Info Sheet

Features:

SynergiSTICKS, alloyed from pure virgin metals, provide farriers with a tool to braze aluminum and zinc-based materials using a low-temp, MAPP or propane hand-held torch without the use of flux.  Welds made with the rod are clean and free of slag and free from porosity. 

SynergiSTICKS produce a sound joint when welding in bars of all types, including those that use different thicknesses of material.  Likewise, since the rods do not adhere to ferrous metals, farriers can use those metals for molds or templates to fabricate extensions.  When cooled, the alloy and the resulting weld is 30% stronger than the parent metal.

SynergiSTICKS produce no fumes and can be used for multiple purposes, including—but not limited to:

  • Adding extensions such as trailers, lateral support, or extended heels
  • Utilizing inserts to fabricate bar shoes of any type
  • Rebuilding sections of worn shoes (including worn nail holes)
  • Strengthening high-stress areas (tapped holes, nail holes, toes, etc.)
  • Creating wedges or “lift kits”

General Guidelines:

SynergiSTICKS will work with propane, Mapp, butane, oxy-acetylene, or any fuel source which will bring the base material to 732°F.  We recommend that you use a small Mapp gas bottle, with a Bernzomatic TS4000 trigger-start torch.

The rod will NOT work if heated directly. You must heat the base material to 732°F, and then apply the rod.

The material must be cleaned with a stainless-steel brush (included) because the rod will not adhere to stainless. The rod will NOT adhere to the material being brazed if it is cleaned with a steel or other type brush. 

Instructions:

Forget everything you know about welding and brazing; this is more like painting! 

Using the included stainless-steel brush, thoroughly clean the areas you plan to bond; these areas should be shiny.  Heat the base area evenly.  As you heat the base, rub the rod against it occasionally to test the heat level, but do not put the rod directly under the flame or apply heat directly to the rod.  When the base is sufficiently heated, the rod will begin to flow onto it.  At that point, you simply “paint” or “rub” the rod onto the base surface.

Since the bond is produced using a “fill” method, it is accomplished easiest when the edges of the base materials are beveled so that a “V” or a trough is created for the rod to flow into.

Cautions & Disclaimer:

ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES AND GLOVES

Do not use on magnesium or galvanized material. If you are unsure of the material, file off some metal and apply the torch. Magnesium will burn white like a flare.

Don’t try to eat the rods, use them to clean your ears, or generally do stupid stuff.

Synergy Farrier Products will not be held liable for any damages, injury, or losses due to the misapplication of this product or any other reason whatsoever.

Specifications:

  • Melting Point                                      732°F
  • Tensile Strength,lbs/sq. in.                 47,000
  • Hardness (Brinell)                              100
  • Ductility                                              Good
  • Compression Strength,lbs/sq. in.       60,000 - 75,000
  • Shear Strength,lbs/sq. in.                   34,000
  • Charpy Impact Str,lbs/sq. in.              4 ft/lb to break 1/4" bar
  • Specific Gravity                                  7
  • Density (Ibs/cu. in.)                            25
  • Elongation (in 2")                               3%
  • Coefficient of Linear Expansion         4x10-6/°F
  • Electrical Conductivity                        9% of Cu
  • Thermal Conductivity                         24 cal/cu. cm/°C