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.