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Old 20th January 2020, 10:57 PM   #3191
ubergeeknz is offline ubergeeknz  New Zealand
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A universal vice.. getting sick of balancing PCBs on flimsy helping hand clips and combinations of the desk / random boxes / my belly while trying to work on them And what did we buy today?

Next purchase for the bench will be an electric desoldering gun, that is going to really save a lot of hassle on repairs
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Old 20th January 2020, 11:48 PM   #3192
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Hi ubergeeknz,
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Next purchase for the bench will be an electric desoldering gun, that is going to really save a lot of hassle on repairs
Once upon a time I bought a nice expensive one. Used it a few times and put it in a box. I might still have it, I'm not sure. I haven't used it in over 25 years. Turns out that they are great while working on the jobs. End of day clean-out is a real PITA and not ultimately worth while. Now I use a large solder sucker and some wick to clean up. Never needed anything more Whenever I feel I miss the desoldering iron, I just think back of cleaning it. That fixes that urge. Did I mention dropping the glass cylinder? Easy to drop, not easy to clean up after. Keep spares.

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What sucker do you recommend? Mine seems to lack oomph for the big jobs. I also find getting a tip in to hear and then getting the sucked in there to be awkward oftentimes.
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I bought two, mostly full, old rolls of 3M copper tape. Life doesn't get more exciting!

I hadn't realised how expensive, good, branded, conductive adhesive copper tape is when new..

Its for shielding the innards of a guitar.
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Two (2) resistors, to pad-down the tweeters in some Klipsch speakers I picked up for free. I had the other two...
I already had a surplus of Scotchbrite material for the baffle diffraction.

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A new chassis for my Luxman-clone, two caps for the same.
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