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Old 12-03-2014, 04:38 PM   #1356 (permalink)
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Unless one's planning to make a lot of boards (Paul for example) I don't see much need on hot air working tools. Regular solder and soldering iron do the job quite nicely. If needed there are some cheap propane soldering irons as well that do a decent job (I use one for the thermal shrinking tubbing).

I regularly work on 64 and 100 TQFP chips and I trust hand soldering much more than any solder paste as I know my joints are perfect and short free. If needed I can post a video of how to do it.

Of course one needs a bit of practice, but the TQFP is an extreme case, most SMT parts on the inverter are soics?

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