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Old 23rd October 2010, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm shopping for a hot air rework station to do some smd/smt work.

Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a unit?
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Old 27th October 2010, 05:32 AM   #2
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What kind of SMD work? For resistors, caps, and parts with leads (SO, SOT, SOIC, etc), I'd arm myself with a good temperature controlled soldering iron with a fine tip. The hot tweezers come in handy for de-soldering, though a wide tip does the same job... The irons made by METCAL and Weller are truly excellent. The only time I use hot air is for LLP and uSMD packages - and even then I back up the air with a hotplate.

At work we have a Weller hot air station. That seems to work fine. Make sure you get a variety of nozzles for it if you decide to go the hot air route.
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Old 10th March 2014, 10:26 AM   #3
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Smile I use AT858D+

I am quite happy with my AT858D+. I think you will not regret. It has a lot of positive reviews on YouTube.
Check out this URL:
EEVblog #167 - Atten 858D Hot Air Rework Review - YouTube

You can also check the review below
Best Cheap Hot Air Rework Station AT858D+
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Old 10th March 2014, 06:03 PM   #4
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I am quite happy with my AT858D+. I think you will not regret. It has a lot of positive reviews on YouTube.
Check out this URL:
EEVblog #167 - Atten 858D Hot Air Rework Review - YouTube

You can also check the review below
Best Cheap Hot Air Rework Station AT858D+

I second this. It's a suitable budget station for most hobbyists.
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