Tillin9 wrote:Have a new project that involves lots of desoldering and resoldering a number of TSOP RAM and Flash chips on similar 0.5mm spaced chips. Essentially upgrading and extending some embedded systems.
While I know this is all possible to hack together with lower end tools, i.e. a $15 iron, chipquick, a hairdryer, etc. (and I've done things this way in a past life) to reduce the likelihood of damaging expensive components or boards, and save some headache, I was wondering what my options would be on the high end. I normally do a fair amount of less demanding electronic work in general so investing in better tools overall won't be out of the question.
I.e. - would like someone who is more of a professional and has actually used Weller/ Metcal hot stations to weigh in on which models they might suggest. Right now I'm looking at a dedicated hot air like the HCT900 for this. Additionally if this type of disassembly work becomes much easier with a high end iron setup (only have a midrange Hakko clone with temp control right now) please let me know.
Thanks in advance,
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