[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East Clinic kudos
maflynn at theflynn.org
Sun May 1 17:48:27 UTC 2022
On 5/1/2022 1:07 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 4/30/22 18:44, Jonathan Chapman via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> 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!
> BRASS WOOOL, EEEEEK!
No, you want 0000 steel wool - leave it under the raised floor so it
rusts away to dust & that conductive dust kills everything at random
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