Subject: Re: Total lack of response re SMT query - What gives ?
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:19:57 -0800
Organization: SCN Research of Tigard, Oregon, USA.
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I'll second the Mantis, it is by far the best viewing system I have
used for rework.
"Spehro Pefhany" wrote in message
> On Sun, 29 Dec 2002 18:21:12 -0800, the renowned John Larkin
> >Try a Mantis. It's very hard to work under a stereo microscope.
> I heard less than glowing remarks about them.. had a chance to buy one
> at an auction for about $500, wish I'd talked to you earlier. 8-(
> >>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.
> >Yeah, hot air is a nuisance, and 0402's are kinda small for hand work.
> >0805's are a nice compromise, and people are not making 1206's as much
> >any more.
> The low cost point (in volume) crossed over to 0603/0402 a couple
> years ago for resistors. I fear 0805 will end up becoming more and
> more rare, but that's still what I usually use.
> Best regards,
> Spehro Pefhany
> "it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
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