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Hakko FR300 desoldering tool group buy!!!


By bdtom

5 years ago



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#251 4 years ago

Todd,
Thanks for letting us borrow your Hakko.

So, I got the re-cap kit into the EBD sound board done.

With pre-work (documents, component organization, and layout), I think the whole process was under 1 hour, but I did not check the time. The worked seemed twice as fast as basic catapult method.

Every hole was clean as a whistle, and *no* pads were damaged.

The original components on this board were a little bit tight for the hole size, and a few were hanging on pretty good. I improved my Hakko technique by apply a slight remove force during the melt (a common technique without solder sucker).

The real beauty of Hakko is the cleanliness of the hole. Only a couple out of 40+ holes need a re-touch before the new components were inserted.

And, the best news to report, is that I did not make the board any worse then when I started. Also, after the work was completed, the board was returned to the game, I verified an issue in sound rom chips, that I had procrastinated.

The dirty-black legs on the rom chips were preventing the board from working correctly, and most likely, I will replace the ROMs, if cleaning does not work.

Thanks again.

Haiku tax:

Hakko gun got hot
Gray solder melted swiftly
Light peered through clean hole

#252 4 years ago

I'm going to be needing a desoldering iron soon as well. Please PM me.

#253 4 years ago

my friend's response to the above:

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I'm glad the Haiku worked out for you:

Glad for the board fix
Once used, you need to buy one
That was my story

...

Thank you for the tax
This is what friends are there for
Not to paypal money

..

#254 4 years ago

Interested if still available.

#255 4 years ago

Details please

#256 4 years ago

details please

#257 4 years ago

pm me details please.

#258 4 years ago

Pm me details please.

#259 4 years ago

I still haven't heard anything. Maybe they're still out of stock? Anybody know if they can beat $285.00?

#260 4 years ago

I PM bdtom yesterday, got a reply in 5-10 minutes, placed an order. Try PMing instead of replying to the thread.

#261 4 years ago

I hope it is a good bit less than $285. If not, glad I got my 808 before they were discontinued.

#262 4 years ago

Okay, I PMed him directly.

#263 4 years ago

Sorry for the delays...we are back to stocking the FR300!

#264 4 years ago

Pm me details please.

#265 4 years ago

I received my hakko FR300 and FX888D-23BY digital soldering station last week. B+D does a fantastic job of packaging the items and shipping them pretty darn fast.

#266 4 years ago

Details please, thank you! Been loving my FX-888D.

#267 4 years ago

Why not? Pm me the details too. I can always sell my 808....

#268 4 years ago

Also what tips are now needed? I see they changed them too! Groan!

Milton

#269 4 years ago

I ordered one and just waiting on delivery, looking forward to learning how to do my own repairs, picking up junk boards to practice with,

#270 4 years ago

Just a warning to new Hakko owners. It says to clean the nozzle often in the manual and they really mean it. I was cleaning the nozzle in my Hakko with the cleaning pin after every use but it still got clogged up really quickly and is now unusable. I had to order another one.
I will be taking the nozzle apart and giving it a thorough clean after every use in the future.

#271 4 years ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

I was cleaning the nozzle in my Hakko with the cleaning pin after every use

what do you mean by "every use". surely, you're not stating that you ran the cleaning rod through the device after every component leg/connection that you de-soldered.

the FR300 claims to have greater suction power than its 808 predecessor. when I used a friend's 808 2 weekends ago, I performed 2 board repairs and only cleaned out the tip and the receptacle after each job (and with each board, I removed about 25-30 components)

#272 4 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

what do you mean by "every use". surely, you're not stating that you ran the cleaning rod through the device after every component leg/connection that you de-soldered.

No, I didn't. I meant after each session but I'll be using the cleaning rod during each session as well and then taking it apart to clean it at the end from now on.

#273 4 years ago

I just use the biggest tip and I haven't had to clean it yet.

#274 4 years ago

Details please? Got to try out a hakko 204, and never want to go back to a solder sucker.

#275 4 years ago

ps
with regards to the 6 different tip sizes that hakko offers for the FR300, (the de-soldering iron comes packaged with the N50-04 tip)
I believe that the difference between the 0.8 and 1.0mm extended tips N50-01, N50-02 and the regular tips N50-03, N50-04 is the size of the contact area surrounding the hole (2.0 mm vs. 2.5 mm).

the extended sized 01 and 02 tips are for re-work where the pads are small and the 03 and 04 tips allow you to heat up a larger surface area surrounding the component leg.

personally, I think that the wording on these is reversed. the N50-03 and N50-04 should be the ones labeled as "extended"

#276 4 years ago
Quoted from SadSack:

I just use the biggest tip and I haven't had to clean it yet.

Which one is that?

#277 4 years ago
Quoted from SadSack:

I just use the biggest tip and I haven't had to clean it yet.

Quoted from solarvalue:

Which one is that?

that would have to be N50-06. the 1.6mm tip

#278 4 years ago

I had to perform a "cap kit" on a Sanyo EZ20 monitor today for a DK cocktail which gave me the perfect opportunity to test out my new FR300.

the device performed like a champ and I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

here are the improvements that I noticed over the 808:
- recessed on/off switch on the grip (the 808 was on when you plugged it in)
- variable temperature settings
- locking vacuum cartridge stopper (making it easier to take out the cartridge and empty the collected solder, and then re-inset the cartridge and press a button to re-engage the stop that holds the cartridge locked in place

alll in all, an excellent addition to your tool set if you need to do repairs or re-work

#279 4 years ago

I would like to buy a Hakko FX-888D. Could you please PM me the info. Thanks in advance

1 month later
#280 4 years ago

Interested in getting the details for this deal. Thanks.

#281 4 years ago

Interested in the desoldering gun deal info, please send details

#282 4 years ago

Count me in for the desoldering gun as well.

#283 4 years ago

Could you send me the details?

#284 4 years ago

Ok send me the details please.

#285 4 years ago

Details please

#286 4 years ago

Details please

#287 4 years ago

Interested! Thank You!

#288 4 years ago

Anyone who got this, Is the price under $200 ? to the OP, please PM me details

#289 4 years ago
Quoted from JPscranton:

Anyone who got this, Is the price under $200 ? to the OP, please PM me details

No the price isn't under $200 and in fact the highly recommended station can be had for cheaper through other online reputable sources. I let him know about this but haven't heard back yet.

#290 4 years ago
Quoted from SadSack:

I just got my FR-300 w/ 633-01 Iron holder + two tips and a FX888D-23BY Soldering station with 6 additional tips for $345.02. I haven't had a chance to fire them up, but I'm sure they'll work great!
Thanks B&D

This was my best deal and I shopped hard before pulling the trigger.

1 week later
#291 4 years ago

just ordered an FX888D excellent service and a can't beat price , can't wait for it to arrive !

#292 4 years ago

Pm Sent with inquiry

#293 4 years ago
Quoted from luch:

just ordered an FX888D excellent service and a can't beat price , can't wait for it to arrive !

arrived yesterday , wow that was fast

#294 4 years ago

I've had the FR300 for over a year and it has been a lot better than my old 808. It seems to have a lot more suction and does not clog up the way the 808 did. It is also easier to use because of the simple stand that lets you lay it down without the cord pulling it to places you don't want it to go.

#295 4 years ago
Quoted from bdtom:

Sorry for the delays...we are back to stocking the FR300!

Please pm me details. Thanks.

#296 4 years ago

Please pm me the details

#297 4 years ago

Pm me the details please!

#298 4 years ago

pm me details

#299 4 years ago

I'm interested in the details as well, thank you.

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