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Hints, Tips and Solutions (Do NOT post requests for help here) If you have any useful general hints and tips for vintage technology repair and restoration, please share them here. PLEASE DO NOT POST REQUESTS FOR HELP HERE!

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Old 6th Apr 2019, 3:36 pm   #1
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Default SMD Hot Air Soldering SMD Jig

Finding the tiny SMD components tend to blow away when trying to rework with hot air station, + getting older and a little bit shakier trying to use tweezers, I made up this little device out of old bits and pieces laying around. length of brass brazing rod a bit of copper 15mm pipe and a little bit of lead. works a treat.
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 8:48 pm   #2
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Default Re: SMD Hot Air Soldering SMD Jig

Good idea, I think every one has their own method. I used one of the cable ties that come with new appliances. That's the plastic ones with the wire down the middle, dip the end in a little flux and the transistor can be picked up, placed and held in place. I should add I use a soldering iron and not hot air


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