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    What are you guys using for solder rework stations?

    Ive been soldering for nearly 50 years and can do very fine pitch smd parts with my weller. Now that i am doing a bunch of restoration projects I can see that a hot air station might be really handy, escecially when replacing sockets and other larger parts. Something with hot air and vacuum that is fairly reasonably priced would be good.

    Cheers,

    Len

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    I posted this question not too long ago. I mainly use my weller, flux, and tiny solder for doing smd. I did end up buying one of these for the hot air:

    https://www.circuitspecialists.com/csi825a.html

    Mainly for rework an removal.

    So far with good magnification the fine tip pencil has worked.

    From time to time I toy with building an oven controller, but other projects keep comming up...

    Cheers,

    Len

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    i use a hakko 808 for desoldering and a chinese Atten/Aoyue AT858D+ for hot air

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    Weller WXD2010 for soldering/desoldering and a Aoyue 968 for hot air with an Aoyue 853a IR pre-heater which helps a lot.

    Quality matters a lot for an iron. Not so much for hot air.
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    For desoldering through hole parts I use one of these: https://www.jaycar.co.nz/80w-desolde...ation/p/TS1513
    Not as expensive as some of the industrial/commercial units, but a lot better than Aoyue 474 etc (which I also have but don't recommend).
    This model is available all over the place under different brands and model numbers and consumables are reasonable.

    But I am just a hobbyist on a budget.
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