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Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 08:12:40 +1100
From: Andrew Tweddle
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Subject: Re: homebrew SMD pick'n'place/component holder?
Organization: Client of Alphalink Australia Pty. Ltd.
Ned Konz wrote:
> I'm trying to find a better (and faster) way than tweezers to hold 0603 and
> 0805 components while hand soldering.
> I figure that a manual pick and place tool of some sort would be helpful.
I own one of these machines, and from my experience they are at least
twice as slow as a pair of tweezers. Your problem is really the way you
go about the placement. When doing lots of placement I use a liquid
solder paste in syringe form. I cover each pad I wish to solder with
paste. I use a pair of tweezers to place each of the caps, resistors
inductors etc. and then 2 irons with fine (SM) Tips to solder the
component in place. When doing one/two components, I solder one end of
the pad and then sit the component in place while holding with a tooth
pick or sharpened match, while soldering the pad already dabbed with
solder, soldering the other pad completes the operation.
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