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Desoldering Station $99 ships free


By vid1900

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/21-19700

    MCM has the AOYUE 474A+ desoldering station for $99 right now.

    This is basically a copy of the Hakko 474, and most parts are interchangeable.

    For a weekend warrior board work this is the perfect solution, and you will have much less hand fatigue than those heavy all-in-one guns.

    @$99, the first time you use it on a 40 pin IC, it will pay for itself.

    (The decal or brand may be slightly different that pictured, but the manual says it's a 474a+)

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    #2 3 years ago

    The link is different than the picture you posted?

    #3 3 years ago

    My phone can't seem to copy the pic on MCM, so it's the best I can do.

    Here is the MCM manual if you want to see in detail.

    21-19700.pdf

    #4 3 years ago

    The one they are selling is a tenma?

    #5 3 years ago

    I dont see the brand you listed ? I wanna order but wanna make sure first

    #6 3 years ago

    Damn, its 159 already

    #7 3 years ago

    http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/21-19700

    This is the link that I believe is correct. I don't know what is up with the manufacturer difference.

    Edit: multiple refreshes were showing two different prices. Hrm.

    #8 3 years ago
    Quoted from bigd1979:

    The one they are selling is a tenma?

    Yes, it's an Aoyue with a MCM "Tenma" label.

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from nikpinball:

    Damn, its 159 already

    Use code BF2015 if the link does not give the $99 price automatically.

    #10 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Use code BF2015 if the link does not give the $99 price automatically.

    I don't see a place to enter the code.

    #11 3 years ago

    what else they got that is cool?

    #12 3 years ago

    This is the desoldering station I use. It's solid.

    #13 3 years ago

    I appreciate the heads up! Been watching de-soldering stations for a while, but I'm cheap so needed to wait for the right discount to pop up. Just put my order in. Thanks again~!

    #14 3 years ago

    I ordered one. You use the code after you get it in your shopping card.

    #15 3 years ago

    Search for desoldering station on this page.
    http://www.mcmelectronics.com/promo/f

    It looks like their site is just set up poorly and if you link directly to the product page it gives you the regular price.

    I ordered it and after tax it was 107.

    #16 3 years ago
    Quoted from indypinhead:

    I don't see a place to enter the code.

    I just tried it with this page that Dung listed, and no code is needed on my phone:

    http://www.mcmelectronics.com/promo/f

    #17 3 years ago

    I've got one of these (actually a CSI 474, but the same thing) that never worked as good as the Hakko 808 I replaced it with. If anybody wants it, make an offer.

    #18 3 years ago

    I have this same station and it works well!

    #19 3 years ago

    Order placed!

    #20 3 years ago

    Remember, you don't touch the tip to the solder pad on the circuit board.

    You only touch the component leg/solder blob, let the solder melt, pull the vac trigger, then spin the tip 360 - sucking up the solder through the hole on all sides of the leg.

    You have to keep the tip tinned with fresh solder.

    You will sometimes need paste flux for old, oxidized solder:

    http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/200-385 (smells like a friggin Christmas tree)

    #21 3 years ago

    Not much of a discount.. it's normally $104 shipped.

    Works decent if kept clean. Kinda bulky..heats up pretty fast. I'd probably try something different if mine ever dies

    ebay.com link » Esd Safe Compact Desoldering Station Csi474a

    #23 3 years ago
    Quoted from Monster_Bash:

    Kinda bulky..heats up pretty fast.

    If you want bulky, try using a Hakko 808 for a hour, lol.

    #24 3 years ago
    Quoted from Monster_Bash:

    Works decent if kept clean.

    Yes, you do need to be diligent about keeping it clean. I clean it before each session.

    #25 3 years ago

    I will be getting this for sure, but i have to have the Euro version with 230v.
    The price is a lot more, but i need a good desoldering station with a good enough soldering iron.

    would this one do? Aproximatly $200

    http://no.farnell.com/tenma/21-10130-uk-eu/rework-station-900w-220v-uk-eu/dp/2062633

    And BTW, Wolfmarsh hit a scary number of posts...

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    #26 3 years ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Yes, you do need to be diligent about keeping it clean. I clean it before each session.

    Maintenance is key with desoldering gear.

    I would suggest doing your maintenance at the end of each session, making sure nothing dries inside the heating element and the tip is flooded with fresh, clean solder before unplugging it.

    At the beginning of each session, heat it up, remove the excess solder with your wire ball and get to work!

    #27 3 years ago

    Yeah, any recommendations on other stuff to order at the same time?

    #28 3 years ago

    I use silicone grease on my spring filters so there is no sticking or anything. Just open them up and bang them on the side of the trash can and the solder all falls off/out.

    #29 3 years ago

    Thanks for posting Vid, I was looking to buy a desoldering station...Initially I jumped at this deal too, but I thought it was the Aoyue model in your picture, there is a lot of people who bought that model and recommended it. This one is 99 bucks compared to the 130-140 bucks Aoyue but looks a little cheaper.

    #30 3 years ago

    How about 95.00 plus 10% off

    http://www.circuitspecialists.com/csi474a.html

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    #31 3 years ago

    Wow that's cheap, aah...no free ship.

    #32 3 years ago

    The manual that comes with it says it's an Aoyue 474A+.

    It's available under a bunch of different labels and house brands.

    If you rework enough boards for the brand to actually matter, you can always buy the genuine Hakko for $700

    http://www.tequipment.net/Hakko/474-9/Desoldering-Equipment/Rework-Stations/

    #33 3 years ago

    Whats the shipping tho?

    #34 3 years ago

    Nice price!

    $12 shipping.

    #35 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Nice price!
    $12 shipping.

    They are both within a few dollars of each other but the one you originally listed seems to come with more accessories according to pics?

    #36 3 years ago

    Also completely different specs ?

    #37 3 years ago

    Do you know if this is a "Cyber Monday only" dealie or still good for a few days?

    #38 3 years ago

    Vid, I've just ordered one of these for my Xmas stocking.

    Would you mind putting up a brief tutorial on use, best practices, cleaning and maintenance?

    I could really use that help getting started with it.

    Thanks!

    RussMyers

    #39 3 years ago

    I just ordered one too vid. Thanks for the link sir.
    -Kyros

    #40 3 years ago

    Just wanted to say I recieved mine today.

    Initial impressions.
    Complete setup is huge. I've used the Hakko that is in the big group buy thread. That one is much smaller and the case makes it easier to store. On the flipside the gun for this is much smaller and easier to maneuver.

    It feels fairly solid except for a few cheap pieces. The tube connection for the vacuum feels cheap. The metal used for the power connection also feels cheap. On the flipside the plastic for the gun feels decent enough. Not going to win any beauty contests, but not worried about breaking it in normal use.

    It sucks. Tested it on a spare opto board real quick. Tinned the nozzle and let it heat up. Sucked up what it should and left the pads.

    All in all for 107, good buy. For the occasional repair this should hopefully hold up. Were I using it everyday I'd pony up for the Hakko version, but good for a hobbyist.

    #41 3 years ago

    Missed it

    Hopefully they do something similar soon!

    #42 3 years ago

    Glad to hear that!

    #43 3 years ago

    This pushed me into buying the Fr-300. I got it on eBay the setup is 255.00 for the bundle with the stand and gun tip cleaner...if you only want gun without the stand and cleaner it runs for 225.00.

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    #44 3 years ago

    Mine should be here tomorrow, anxious to test it on some mpu-200 resocketing and see how it compares in action to the 808. Plus, it'll be nice to just leave it at my bench and use the 808 elsewhere/less often. Now it's time to buy a newer soldering station.

    #45 3 years ago

    I missed the $99 deal and $159 is too much for something I might use once or twice a year. I picked this up instead which is still miles ahead of my squeeze bulb sucker I've been using.

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    #46 3 years ago
    Quoted from sed6:

    I missed the $99 deal and $159 is too much for something I might use once or twice a year.

    $94 deal is still on:

    http://www.circuitspecialists.com/csi474a.html

    Quoted from sed6:

    . I picked this up instead which is still miles ahead of my squeeze bulb sucker I've been using.

    I lost mine, but I did have one for a while in my box.

    It did work much better than bulb sucker.

    #47 3 years ago
    Quoted from sed6:

    I picked this up instead which is still miles ahead of my squeeze bulb sucker I've been using.

    Interesting, let us know how that works out for you. I think the solder pump and wick would be better personally but you never know..

    #48 3 years ago

    Solder wick is a demon's invention.

    #49 3 years ago
    Quoted from shimoda:

    Solder wick is a demon's invention.

    Agreed.

    In order of "who came up with this bullish!t" to "this actually works" you have:

    Solder wick/braid -> bulb sucker -> plunger sucker -> vacuum station

    #50 3 years ago
    Quoted from kvan99:

    This pushed me into buying the Fr-300. I got it on eBay the setup is 255.00 for the bundle with the stand and gun tip cleaner...if you only want gun without the stand and cleaner it runs for 225.00.
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    So you paid 2.5 times what the one this thread is about costs? Don't understand how this pushed you to do anything?

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