Re: Desoldering Iron, was Re: [TekScopes] 466-464 stray wire
On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 8:14 AM, stefan_trethan <stefan_trethan@...>
I tried some desoldering (did unpack the power station after all ;-) )The Metcals were used where I used to work. Where they excelled was in
removing things that did require a lot of energy but where high
temperatures could damage the board, such as connector pins in a multilayer
board with large ground planes. The Metcal keeps the same temperature but
pours on the power to keep it up, even when a large heat sink is in play.
It is not necessary or even possible to increase the temperature to
compensate. I haven't used the Chinese ones, so I can't compare. I
personally have a Metcal iron and hot tweezers but not the desoldering
tool. I swear by them. For soldering, they work better than any other irons
I have used. I've got to work on the capital appropriations committee
(wife) for the desoldering tool and have to run air in from the compresser
in the garage.
I certainly might consider starting with a Chinese one but the post about
tripping a GFCI worries me. The RV we bought was badly miswired and tripped
any GFCI it was plugged into, finally shorted Hot to chassis ground, and we
were only saved from a fire by a very intellegent inverter that shut things
down. I rewired it and am very wary now of unsafe equipment, no matter how
As for the room, it's a large space about 24m by 18m and 2+ storiesHow about antistatic carpet tiles or even cut antistatic carpet like this?
We replaced carpet in our lower level with tile and the family room gets a
fancy throw rug and my lab gets an antistatic carpet mat from global. Not
as pretty but costs several times as much!