“This project stemmed from the desire to remove (and perhaps one day re-solder) surface mount components. In it’s entireity (pictures and all), it took less that two hours and $20. Even if you have to buy everything, I believe the cost could easily be kept under $30. Comparatively, I could not find a hot air soldering iron retain for under $200. Every entrepreneuring young electrical engineer needs to work on some project to satisfy curiosities and take things apart… right? Well, at least I do!” – Link.
2 thoughts on “DIY Hot Air Soldering Iron”
You can get a decent dual purpose, hot air/soldering iron on ebay for ~$160. Its no hakko, but I was surprised by the quality for that kind of price.
Temperature readout w/ control, air flow, filter, etc.
Of course yours is still much cheaper, and fine for most things.
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