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

Jake jake at spaz.org
Sat May 12 03:52:47 UTC 2012

It turns out that the upper air-heater is burned out or broken, but the 
lower heater works, which is important.  Basically you want to heat up a 
board as much as you dare before you use the handheld hot-air pencil (on 
the silver machine called the AOYUE Repairing Station) to actually melt 

This is really only for rework, although i suppose we could use it as a 
soldering oven easily enough by building an enclosure for it to duct hot 
air through.

and we should fix the upper heater.

On Fri, 11 May 2012, Kelly wrote:

> omg, how have I not seen this yet?
> Next time I'm in the space can I get a demo?
> -K
> 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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