[time-nuts] I love the smell of tantalum in the morning

Alexander Pummer alexpcs at ieee.org
Sat Nov 5 19:30:58 EDT 2016

metcal has a "hot twizer " to remove SMD components it heats the 
component on both end



On 11/5/2016 12:55 PM, Hal Murray wrote:
> tvb at LeapSecond.com said:
>> Having not done SMT before, how should I do it with minimal risk to the
>> very precious PCB. Or, what equipment should I use this as a good excuse
>> to buy?
> If you can get at it, 2 soldering irons, one on each end, works reasonably
> well.  When both ends are melted, just push the part out of the way.
> Small/light things like 0805 resistors will frequently stick to one of the
> tops by surface tension of the liquid solder.

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