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A good and cheap rework station
« on: January 21, 2009, 11:53:08 AM »
Hello guys!
Since I'm getting more and more involved with smd parts I want a hot air rework station...
Do you have anything in mind... Best if it's under 200E or 250$...
Best if available in Europe, and if it's Weller cause I trust the company and have a good supplier...


Any advice accepted!!!!


Thanks in advance!
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Re: A good and cheap rework station
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 12:12:29 PM »
From what I've seen, cheap and Weller don't really go together.  I was looking for a low cost solution about 8 months ago and all the recognized brands were pretty expensive, at least for me.  I settled on a Chinese knockoff of the Hakko stations:

http://www.sra-solder.com/aoyue_968.htm

So far its been a good little station and I'm really happy with it ( fingers still crossed ).  Maybe there is a reseller in Europe as well?

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Re: A good and cheap rework station
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 12:21:54 PM »
SRA-solder has the best customer service I've ever seen. They replaced a broken soldering station within a week , no questions asked.
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Re: A good and cheap rework station
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 12:30:15 PM »
@TrickyNero - looks like they are 110v (seem to remember Greece is 240v) so you'll need a transformer.
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Re: A good and cheap rework station
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 12:36:33 PM »
Well.... I've seen this...
https://store.sra-solder.com/product.php?xProd=6264&xSec=26
It's important to have a vacuum picker... no matter.... plus I have a soldering gun...

Webbot I have this in mind.... But since SRA is suppling Europe I shouldn't have a problem
requesting a 220V unit....
Plus I need to get it from Europe to get away with the import fees...

I'm also thinking of second hand equipment... I know a guy with a rework station...
That Weller pedal is really something plus the embedded vacuum turbine!

Do you know anything for second hand equipment???

Thanks for the replies and thanks in advance!

Lefteris
Greece
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P.S. I've been inactive for almost a year... Don't give promises but I'll try to complete my tutorials. I'll let you know when..

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Re: A good and cheap rework station
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 09:04:48 PM »
Just an opinion to offer . . . the rework station sold by Sparkfun is pretty bad . . . heats up reeeaaaally sloooooowly.

Get a digital, that's all I can say!

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Re: A good and cheap rework station
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009, 01:30:50 PM »
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