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Boardburner2


Anyone tried this?

http://www.dx.com/p/klt-982a-solder-paste-glue-dropper-liquid-auto-dispenser-controller-black-230312#.U7RhF-2sCCw

I'm looking into a solder paste dispensing thingy.  That one's relatively cheap.  On the downside, it looks relatively cheap.  Also looks like it needs an external air pump.


I have one , it needs a compressor.
It has a venturi for suck back which consumes a loy of air.
Thats not needed for solder though.
Solder paste has to be fresh, it takes a bit of time to get needlesize and pressure right, solder paste is very viscous.
Brilliant for adhesive dispensing though.

SirNickity

What kind of compressor do you use?  Are we talking about a 3-6 gallon jobsite type, or something smaller scale?

The handheld one is neat and compact, but after watching the mikeselectricstuff video on SMD soldering, I think an external box with foot control would be a better way to go.

Boardburner2

I use a hobbl sprayer one, i guess it about 4 litres.
It uses very little air except when the suckback is used.
A full resevoir easily lasts for a board, with venturi it starts running about every couple of minutes which is actually quite annoying.

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