anyone have one of these rework stations ? YH-853AAA

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  1. petehall347

    petehall347 the brandy coffee man Subscriber

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    was looking for a hot air gun then saw this and thought it would be much more useful to have . mainly for smd work obviously .
    just wondered how good they are .
     

     

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    one i am looking is badged YIHUA
     
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    I use a Hakko 850D, which has a hand held. I think the Sumsour looks to complicated for occasional use, maybe it's better for production rework - Chris
     
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    Hakko 850D is no longer available and looks out of my price range right now . i just need something that works for now . have watched some videos on the one i am looking at and it seems to do the job . .its not that it will pay for itself that fast even if it does work well enough. i just want to be able to finish these 2 jobs i have here without wrecking the boards .
    have looked for reviews and cant seem to find any .
     

     

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    They all use the same hot-air handle part and it's actually pretty darn good. I bought a cheap unit with soldering iron too, primarily as a bench top heatshrinker expecting nothing and it has now displaced my Hakko soldering station from my bench! Both have idle/pick up sensors and the iron drops in temp when unused for 10 minutes only to quickly recover. The hot-air part is truly excellent and works just as well as my ancient Hakko (which cost me a fortune back in the day). Basically one unit replaced two for peanuts. My trusty old 926 still sits on the bench too.

    The Chinese stuff used to be junk- I can assure you, things have changed. This is the unit I bought for heatshrinking. I've used it for plenty of rework and normal soldering too, and it's faultless. All I modified was adding a switched IEC on the back to hard shutdown the unit- the front switches are soft power.

    Internally, they run a microcontroller and the PCB and component quality is very good. There are internal calibration pots for iron and hot air.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2in1-So...497722?hash=item1a51cc5e7a:g:amwAAOSwURlbF0p6

    The iron is a Hakko 907 style and honestly, works just as well. A total bargain.
     
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    cant find that one here yet .
    2 things caught me with the one i am looking at .that is the pre heater and cold air to -50c . am thinking cold air will earn its keep as freeze spray aint cheap . hot air for removing components properly on obsolete boards . money is tight for buying toys if they dont work as intended .
     
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    Cold air to -50? I think that's a mistake. There's only a heater and fan in the handle.
     
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    sure i read it as that will check and message seller
     
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    - This unit also has "Temperature Compensation Function" which means temperature for hot air gun and soldering iron can be programed from -50 °C to +50 °C.
     

     

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    or does that mean the adjustment is rather crap ?
     
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    I bought this a couple of years ago, I use it lightly, but it has been reliable so far, it was less than $50 It came with 5 tips and an extra heating element.
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  15. petehall347

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    antex one came today . had a quick play with it on a couple of scrap boards .. need more practice with the hot air gun . the 50 watt iron is promising as it seems lots better than my 30 watt uncontrolled one . removing solder bridges on ic chips even with the 2.3mm bit is a breeze just like the videos i have watched . soldering with hot air and solder paste is a different art form . am sure i will master it soon .
     

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