[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East Clinic kudos

Jonathan Chapman lists at glitchwrks.com
Sat Apr 30 22:44:39 UTC 2022

> Did someone just goof around and see how much fresh solder they could suck
> up into the thing?

Heh, Crawford is just picking on himself, he hadn't used a Hakko before and didn't know you try to keep the tip (metallic/flux) dry -- that's why they recommend the brass wool cleaner, it scrapes it clean. He dunked the tip in flux as one does with a soldering iron, to clean it. The Hakko runs at 750 *F and basically instantly carbonized it into a plug. Fortunately, CDL has a numbers drill set and we used one of the little ones to clean it out. As luck would have it, the proper tool for that (a small drill in a pin vise) got left at the shop!


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