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[time-freq] Handling 0603 parts

Steven Bible srbible at earthlink.net
Wed May 3 17:56:30 UTC 2006

Hi Lyle,

Thanks for the input. 

I think it will be the same issue shipping even small amounts of the flux in the kit.  Need to research this.

If I recall ordering the flux pens from Digi-Key maybe they came ground for the same reason.  Then shipping overseas will be another problem !

- Steve N7HPR

-----Original Message-----
>From: Lyle Johnson <kk7p at wavecable.com>
>Sent: May 3, 2006 9:57 AM
>To: Steven Bible <n7hpr at tapr.org>, TAPR time and frequency projects <time-freq at lists.tapr.org>
>Subject: Re: [time-freq] Handling 0603 parts
>Hello Steve!
>> I've been thinking, a good TAPR project would be to create a 
>> surface mount tool kit.  The contents would be organic flux
>> solder in various sizes, organic flux liquid, dispensing bottle,
>> solder wick, and tweezers.  Anything else that should be part
>> of the kit?  What would people like to have?  How much should
>> the kit cost?  Or are there other places that sell these tools
>> in a kit form?
>I think this is an excellent idea.
>When I purchased organic flux, I had to pay a *lot* extra to UPS for 
>shipping as the flux is considered hazardous.
>I use Kester 63/37 "66" core solder with flux "331" in 0.025" diameter, 
>and have never had need to use larger or smaller for any SMT work I have 
>done.  It is fine enough for the tiniest lead pitches.
>Similarly, I have used all sorts of solder wick sizes and find the 
>0.055" width to be just fine for everything I do.  Could be a little 
>smaller or even a little larger.
>Lyle KK7P

\r\n- Steve\r\n  (n7hpr at tapr.org)\r\n

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