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Offline benj38

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Which Metcal MX-500 tips for rework?
« on: February 21, 2019, 05:11:24 am »
Just purchased a Metcal MX-500P, and looking for advice on the tips you guys find most useful for rework.
 

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Re: Which Metcal MX-500 tips for rework?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 05:32:08 pm »
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Re: Which Metcal MX-500 tips for rework?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019, 09:42:21 am »
Depends on what you want to do.  I do very little smd soldering.  I have the following tips:

STTC-042
STTC-013
STTC-038
STTC-144
STTC-033

I also have a Thermaltronics tip, M60H178

These cover my personal needs-smd passives to PL-259s.  By the way, please don't double post, it annoys the moderators. ;)
« Last Edit: February 22, 2019, 09:43:57 am by GreyWoolfe »
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Offline notsob

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Re: Which Metcal MX-500 tips for rework?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 01:43:22 pm »
you can also get tips from these dudes
http://waterun.com.cn/En/Products/index?cid=79
 

Offline benj38

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Re: Which Metcal MX-500 tips for rework?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 06:57:04 am »
Just to clarify, I was mainly wondering about tips people find useful by their own experience for removing components off boards.

BTW, my apologies for the double post. I have tried to delete the duplicate 10 seconds after it was made but the system did not allow me to delete it  :(.
 

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Re: Which Metcal MX-500 tips for rework?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 09:51:58 am »
Just to clarify, I was mainly wondering about tips people find useful by their own experience for removing components off boards.

BTW, my apologies for the double post. I have tried to delete the duplicate 10 seconds after it was made but the system did not allow me to delete it  :(.

Again, depends on what you are trying to do.  For TH, sometimes I just use flux and solder wick, sometimes I use a ZD-985 desoldering tool.  I have only ever removed smd passives and use the Talon tweezers I have for my Metcal.

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