Soldering with a hot air rework station 858D

in tools by DP | 2 comments

Charles Douvier writes:

This is my first try at reflow soldering. It took four attempts to get it right… so you learn 3 ways not to do it ;) I just got this 858D station in the mail the other day, it cost me about $70 on eBay.
In this video I referenced Jayson Tautic’s reflow example.

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  1. Norman says:

    Great video I’m kind of relieved I was not the only one who had to try several times to get the hang of it :P

    I really hate when all those videos show how easy it is to solder in a few seconds but when you try it is really not that easy and/or you actually need to take into account several things like air speed, temperature and all sort that stuff.

    Now I’m sad I could not attend the soldering lessons on the hacker camp :)

  2. eloy says:

    Doesn’t seem like this is the appropriate tool for this job. For desoldering I guess it works well but for soldering it looks very complicated (parts might fly away, you can get easily burned while trying to keep parts in place, etc.)

    Disclaimer: I have never used a hot air rework station; I comment only based on why I saw in the video.

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