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Once you get one of those machines I look forward to the thread about it breaking in interesting ways that no-one else on the planet has experienced. It always seems the same in the Exxos household. :-)
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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 2:48 pm Once you get one of those machines I look forward to the thread about it breaking in interesting ways that no-one else on the planet has experienced. It always seems the same in the Exxos household. :-)
Absolutely. I would undoubtedly find multiple things wrong with it within the first 10 minutes of using it and then have to redesign half the thing.
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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 2:48 pm Once you get one of those machines I look forward to the thread about it breaking in interesting ways that no-one else on the planet has experienced. It always seems the same in the Exxos household. :-)
I second that!!
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@exxos So it's essentially like a 3d printer with soldering irons? How can that possibly go wrong in your hands?

Would have been nice to see it actually soldering something in the video...
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:04 pm @exxos So it's essentially like a 3d printer with soldering irons? How can that possibly go wrong in your hands?
Or you could call it, "a robot holding a red hot dagger". ;-)
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:04 pm @exxos So it's essentially like a 3d printer with soldering irons? How can that possibly go wrong in your hands?
Yep.
Would have been nice to see it actually soldering something in the video...
I have seen videos I will try and find one...

This one has a video...

https://pt.aliexpress.com/item/1005004284632228.html

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... uFkts5&s=p
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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:07 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:04 pm @exxos So it's essentially like a 3d printer with soldering irons? How can that possibly go wrong in your hands?
Or you could call it, "a robot holding a red hot dagger". ;-)
You've seen Terminator right? What could possibly go wrong?
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exxos wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:15 pm
I have seen videos I will try and find one...

This one has a video...

https://pt.aliexpress.com/item/1005004284632228.html
Neat. Can it do SMD? Can't tell from the vid and description.

And I thought my reflow machine was expensive...
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:27 pm Neat. Can it do SMD? Can't tell from the vid and description.
I've seen videos of it (or similar) doing SOT23 type packages. I think you can get different tips for stuff. But I would probably use paste for that stuff anyway.

The first potential issue I see is that it does not specify from what I can tell, what size of solder you have to use. Generally I am using 0.7mm... But will that go through the tube with the type of drive it has...

All the listings are literally all over the place. Give different model numbers and give no clues what they represent. Cannot see minimum solder thickness either.. It is always a bit of a nightmare trying to find specifications for China stuff :(
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ahh this one has better info

https://www.topbest-cn.com/Products/97.html

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