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.
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!!
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.
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.