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Re: Surface mount component holder



If you use water soluble flux and solder with water soluble flux (such
as Alpha Metals Pure Core), the cleanup is with warm water.  Eliminating
the use of alcohol.

73
Glenn
WB4UIV



Greg Preston wrote:
> 
> May I offer a humble tip for soldering SMA devices onto your boards?  Go get some liquid RMA flux, add a little dab onto the area and part you are about to solder, put a small bit of solder onto the tip of your iron, hold the part in
> place with tweezers and apply the tip of the iron to BOTH the part and the board.  The solder will almost immediately transfer to the area covered by the flux.  Believe me, this works...I do it for a living every day (with 0402 size
> components too.)
> 
> Greg
> KF4BWQ
> 
> PS: It cleans up with a little alcohol and acid brush.  (Schnapps won't work!)
> 
> K5OE@aol.com wrote:
> 
> > Nice idea, Dave.  The spring and double-nut is quite clever.  You know, all this effort wouldn't be necessary if I just had one more hand!  I'm sure I am not the only person out there who routinely holds the solder in their mouth :-)
> > 73,
> > Jerry, K5OE
> >
> > In a message dated Wed, 24 Jan 2001  4:54:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, Dave Guimont <dguimon1@san.rr.com> writes:
> >
> > << While working on a 2.4 gig signal source kit from Down East Microwave I
> > resurrected  a surface mount component holder that I built some time ago.
> >
> > You "young fellers" out there may be able to do it with toothpicks, cement
> > or other holders but I'm sure there are a lot of the older gents out
> > there that could make use of this gadget.
> >
> > It makes tiniest components easy to solder...
> >
> > It is simple to build, the pictures tell the whole story.
> >
> > The file smholder.zip is at:
> >
> > http://home.san.rr.com/doguimont/uploads
> >
> >             73, Dave wb6llo@amsat.org
> >                     Disagree: I learn....
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HARK Systems, Inc.
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