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From: "Da Man"
Subject: Re: Total lack of response re SMT query - What gives ?
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Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 23:25:26 GMT
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"Gibbo" wrote in message
> "PCS Electronics" wrote:
> >We're all busy discussing far more important issues, like the mind
> >control protection (see most popular threads here).
> >What was your question again?
> Well it's now a two part question.
> What do people use for magnification?
> We've got a camera microscope (on a planer rework station) which is crap
> there's obviously do depth/distance info fed into ones brain. We're
> stereoscopic microscopes to replace this or perhaps headseats.
> Currently we use a hot air solderer. Everyone hates it. I'm wondering
> infrared is better and wanted some input from people who had used it. I
> even begin to imagine using a soldering iron on 0402 components.
I used to all the time! Standard 1/8" iron too. 201's are a bitch though. No
magnification either (I'm significantly near sighted, and even with contacts
in I can read the numbers on the resistors etc!).
Soldering SMT IC's is really easy.
If anyone's interested in the methods I came up with, reply to the tread -
It's new years eve, and I'm going out now.
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