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Old 21st February 2010, 06:34 PM   #1
lcsaszar is offline lcsaszar  Hungary
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Default How do I open a can?

I would like to open this OCXO without damaging it. It is a metal can soldered around its edge. The size is about 2" x 2". Any recommendations welcome.
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Old 21st February 2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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Just a guess... put the whole thing on a hot plate and take a small brazing torch to the business end with a small pry bar lift up on the cover. Careful knowing there's wires attached.
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Old 21st February 2010, 07:49 PM   #3
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Use a Dremel with an abrasive cutting blade to cut through most of the solder. Pry it open.

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Old 21st February 2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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+1 for the Dremel.

I have diamond disks which in this case I'd use in preference to the stone disks which cast off a lot of grit.

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+1 for the Dremel.

I have diamond disks which in this case I'd use in preference to the stone disks which cast off a lot of grit.

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you forgot to mention it sends off shrapnel everywhere when it gets caught and shatters.
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Old 24th February 2010, 06:21 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tips. I am afraid the case and the internal part are tight fit, not giving place for the thickness of the Dremel blade. I probably try with a gas torch.

And what about the rounded corners?

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Old 2nd March 2010, 12:49 PM   #7
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Have you tried desoldering braid ?
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Old 2nd March 2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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Maaan, you must be as fossilized as any dinosaur! Heat and braid, no superputer mega$ gizmo...Id offer a handshake, but Im afraid to spill my wine.
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Old 3rd March 2010, 06:29 PM   #9
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Heat... well, this is the problem. The big mass of the enclosure conducts away the heat from the tip of my soldering iron. Perhaps a gas torch would do, but I am afraid that I damage the internals...
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Old 3rd March 2010, 06:31 PM   #10
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What are you trying to save? The guts or the case? Sacrifice the case like we said above - cut it and pry it open.
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