853 PCB preheating station

Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013 in #liveupdates, tools by Ian


A PCB preheater warms boards before removing parts for repair. This makes it easier and less traumatic to remove big parts like smd voltage regulators, TQFP and BGA chips. The hot plate can serve dual use as a preheater, but as the preheater manual explains this won’t work for PCBs with placement on both ends. This isn’t really a must have, but since seeing one in Bunnies workshop we’ve been on the lookout for one. List price was about 40 bucks before negotiation.

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5 Responses to “853 PCB preheating station”

  1. Trev says:

    Do you use this to heat the board up to say 100C or 150C and then use a air reflow gun to just heat the component up that final amount to enable removal?

  2. Hest says:

    Just wondering, can you also solder SMD parts this way by placing everything on the board first and then use the heater?

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