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Old 08-09-2011, 01:52 PM
djmike djmike is offline
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Rework station for Bozak?

Hello,

I'm going to be recapping a Bozak and need to know some advise about which rework stations people recommend. There is a wave of new Chinese rework stations on ebay for not too much money. Has anyone used any of these? What about a used Hakko? Any advise on temp. settings and or tips would be helpful.

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Mike
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:21 PM
Mistick Krewe Mistick Krewe is offline
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IMO, get one with an adjustable temp setting...


go slow and be careful, the traces are somewhat fragile



here's an old post that may be useful...
http://www.wavemusic.com/community/s...rework+station
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:18 PM
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I have a Hakko, i also have three Hakko irons and i have never had a issue with any of them!
I have used a Rework station at a friends house he buoght new off ebay (Saik i think) and it worked great as well and it was only $150.. i suppose it depends on how much use it will get, i have had my Hakko for about 10 years without fault, i don't think the ebay one would servive as long but who knows!!
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:01 PM
David Meza David Meza is offline
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You can do just fine using a regular Weller soldering iron and some de-soldering braid. If you plan on doing it all day for a living, then get a Pace soldering station with a de-soldering vacuum.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:56 PM
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Solder wicking or braid?

I've had plenty of issues with solder braid lifting pads, no thanks!
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:57 AM
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I've had plenty of issues with solder braid lifting pads, no thanks!

I've found that if you keep the temp low that will help with the pads lifting.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:17 AM
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Temp control and a clean tip, the clean tip is paramount.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:59 AM
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What about flux?

I saw someone suggested flux on both sides to help the solder flow better and someone said to use as large a tip as possible; I did not think of either of those but appreciate the comments.

Mike
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:12 PM
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I order my capacitors from Hand Made Electronics today. Using a mixture of Elna Cerafine, Elna Silmac and Nichicon KZ (for the power supply). I also scored two Bozak Phono cards (one Dopereel and one unknown reproduction) from eBay. My Bozak arrived and looks ok on the inside except for one of the switch selectors.

Much work and some photos, hopefully soon!

Thanks!

Mike
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:39 PM
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I finished recapping my Bozak mixer. I used the Hakko 808, the secret is to set the temperature just below 2 (around 400 deg cel.). I used a flux pen and didn't have a single issue. If someone can tell me how to post photos I will upload some.

Mike
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:50 PM
Mistick Krewe Mistick Krewe is offline
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it's best to host them on photobucket or some other free site, and post the [img] links here...


the thumbnails are too small here to really see...

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