Soldering/Hot Air Station - What are these for?
So I upgraded and got myself a new soldering/hot air station. It came with a couple of parts that I have no idea what they are.
So if someone in the know can tell me what these are for I would be eternally grateful 👍
bearer last edited by
Looks like spares for a flow meter, and something unknown..
yngndrw last edited by yngndrw
@richardmckenna To me it looks like a stand. If you rotate the wire part 180 degrees, put the screw through the narrow part and into the hold on the bar, you end up with a sort of tuning fork shape.
That's my guess anyway. Did it not come with a manual or some pictures of it in its assembled state?
Just found this which shows it assembled:
Not sure what it's for though, maybe it's for poking people who interrupt your soldering session?
zapta last edited by zapta
It's intended to move the ICs away once the solder melts.
BTW, covering the IC with gel flux liberally helps spreading the heat. You can find videos on youtube that demonstrate it. E.g. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rossman+flux
@yngndrw yes I did think of that, it does fit together. I don’t think it’s a stand, not really sturdy enough. Was thinking maybe a tool to remove or release something by inserting it into 2 small holes but can’t see anything.
Synapsis last edited by
I was about to say The tool is for lifting ics , just put it between the legs and pcb., but zapta was faster.
@zapta ah ok thank you, yeah nothing in the manual about it. It’s a very similar model to this but the photos show it in bits.
Thanks all. This is the one I got. Has the fume extractor as well.
A Former User last edited by
as said, part of the hot air side of tool, used to move the IC when heated enough and to press the ic to the pcb while heating it