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NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 00:58:43 -0600
From: Barry Lennox
Subject: Re: homebrew SMD pick'n'place/component holder?
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 20:00:54 +1300
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The ARRL handbook a couple of years ago had one along these lines. it
used a universal joint and kitchen cabinet ball-bearing slide. The
board is fixed. Just dug out the universal joint as I bought one from
Parts USA, and it's on my list of projects in the next couple of
months. It's made by PDQ and looks like it has the Napco part number
>I'm trying to find a better (and faster) way than tweezers to hold 0603 and
>0805 components while hand soldering.
>Has anyone run across ideas for a homebrew tool like this? I really don't
>want to get into a CNC machine, or to pay for something like a Fritsch
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