Ugh. We'd have to charge so much for setup and testing... Sorry, I don't think we can handle business like this
Why not learn? We hand soldered that connector 80-90 times before we went to stencils and solder paste.
upand_at_them wrote:That PCB vise is cool. Who carries those?It looks like the PanaVise product. My local electronic store carries them. So does Digi-Key and Mouser. From the picture, it looks like the Electronic Work Center (324). You can also purchase base, holders and accessories separately.
MGP wrote:My best advice to anyone getting into electronics now (or planning to stay for a while) be it hobbyist or professional is to buy a hot air rework station.I am just starting to get my feet wet with SMT. Is there any sort of tutorial (like the excellent one above) that addresses when/how to use a hot air rework station?
sparky wrote:He's a purist Here in the shop, Ben can hot air off an IC, rotate it 90 degrees, and hot air it back into place in 20 seconds. No extra paste, no wicking.I might be tempted to try that with an IC, but the SOT-23 is so light, that you would need to keep it in place with tweezers while heating so it doesn't blow away. I find the paste does a good job of holding the tiny parts in place. I am getting old and its hard to keep my hands still enought for the tweezer trick.