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From: Andrew Kohlsmith
Subject: Re: Total lack of response re SMT query - What gives ?
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:25:56 -0500
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> What do people use for magnification?
My eyesight is 20/200 in my good eye. I just remove my glasses and my eyes
are very comfortable with up-close work. :-)
> Currently we use a hot air solderer. Everyone hates it. I'm wondering
> whether infrared is better and wanted some input from people who had used
> it. I can't even begin to imagine using a soldering iron on 0402
Hot air pens are one of my favourites, but you need to keep the air velocity
very low or you end up blowing parts all over the place. My current
favourite is a Metcal station (I think that's the name) -- two irons, one
for very small work and anothe that I either put a pair of tweezing tips
into or use the air-compressor-assisted solder sucker gun (TH work).
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