Kendal 852D hot-air rework station teardown

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 in Teardowns by DP

Schazamp bought a cheap Kendal 852D+ 2+1 hot-air and soldering iron rework tool. He opened it up and took some pictures. Most of the 852-whatever clones look pretty similar inside, there’s probably one factory churning out clones under a bunch of different brand names. Like our Aoyue 968, it’s made with through-hole parts.

It’s a “Kendal” brand, whatever that means, and the ever popular 852D+ model number, like so many cheap knockoffs of its ilk. It arrived the other day, and my first thought was, “don’t turn it on, take it apart!”, so I did.

Via the forum.

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3 Responses to “Kendal 852D hot-air rework station teardown”

  1. Phil says:

    My Kendal 852D+ gets cherry red hot and can not regulate heat. This is the second unit with this problem. Does anyone know of a cure or mod to stop this problem? Thanks

  2. Jim says:

    Check out this video on YouTube for a possible repair solution: “Yihua 852D+ Soldering Station Repair & Review”

  3. Sasha says:

    My problem with this equipment is that it blows room temp air, but not hot air. Do you know if I can find a replacement only for the hot gun? Cheers.

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