[Noisebridge-discuss] surface-mount rework pre-heater

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Sat May 12 03:26:59 UTC 2012

omg, how have I not seen this yet?

Next time I'm in the space can I get a demo?


On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:07 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> I have donated a hot-air rework station to noisebridge.
> It is a metal thing with blue and black and silver metal, and a
> centrifugal fan, and it has ducts which flow hot air onto the top and
> bottom of a circuitboard you want to rework.
> the idea is that you bring the whole board up to a high temperature, and
> then when you direct hotter air at a specific part (using our very
> excellent hot-air soldering station) it doesn't have far to go to get to
> the point where the solder is molten.
> it makes all the difference.
> Please do not do anything which will cause nasty chemicals to fall into
> the duct below, because it will be breathing it out (heated) into our
> environment.  In the meantime, happy surface-mount soldering.
> -jake
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