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:: what SMD rework stations do you guys use? ::
« on: March 05, 2013, 08:56:31 AM »
Hello everyone,

im new here. im looking for a possible addition to my bench a SMD rework station.

i have been very tempted by taobao. but i am just wondering (since i can read chinese, not all of it but some) ... i dangled a search aoyue 968, which is a fairly nice piece, but it seems to be a really bad selling product online. has anyone used this and its bad or something? not durable? flimsy?

i have the pre conception that these factories make the ODM/OEM for a number of other brands, so ... what do you guys use that is rather, practical?

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Re: :: what SMD rework stations do you guys use? ::
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 06:27:15 PM »
I know someone that has bought a Aoyue 968 and was pleased with it. At the same time i purchased a KADA 852D+. I have had it for around 5 years now and it has not let me down. First impressions i got from it were not to great but, when i got to using it, i was quite impressed. It can pump out quite a lot of heat from the blower. I have used it successfully on a number of through hole 68040 processors from Amiga expansion cards. The soldering iron tip was a little loose, but once disassembled and reassembled, it was fixed and has been one of my better irons and gets constant use.




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Re: :: what SMD rework stations do you guys use? ::
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 08:21:06 AM »
Lukey-702 very good stations  ;)

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Re: :: what SMD rework stations do you guys use? ::
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 08:46:00 AM »
I've been using one from Circuit Specialists CSI-825A, I think it's just a rebranded Aoyue... not sure which model.
http://www.circuitspecialists.com/csi825a.html

It seems to work fine.  I haven't really checked the temperature accuracy.