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Old 14th July 2006, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default Anyone can solder SMCs

http://www.schmartboard.com/ Samples available as well
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Old 15th July 2006, 05:50 AM   #2
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That's silly. Just buy a cheap hot air system. I got one of these with nine different nozzles for under $150 including shipping, and build my own PCB preheater to speed-up work:

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Old 15th July 2006, 12:58 PM   #3
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Wow... what a load of schit
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Old 18th July 2006, 06:12 AM   #4
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I'm surprised that the makers of SmartBoard electronic whiteboards haven't sent their lawyers after them to change that awful name.

We solder our smt (including small BGAs ) in a toaster oven! Its cheap, and works a treat. All you need is a cheap thermocouple meter to go with it.
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Can also be done on a WalMart hotplate with excellent results.
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Old 24th July 2006, 11:12 AM   #6
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This is the kind of devices I solder all the time in just minutes
Even though I can hand solder down to .3-.4mm with a standard ion he wins because Iím 21
I wish we had him in our service department

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