[sdiy] Special tools for SMT

cheater cheater cheater00social at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 15:46:26 CET 2022

There's also this:


One guy shows a complicated design, another shows what he made:
basically a long straight edge made out of plexi, with a groove cut
into it. He puts the tape in the glue and then tapes it down with
sticky tape along its two parallel edges. Then he pulls down the
protecting sheet as necessary. This seems very simple and hard to get
wrong, but it takes a bunch of space.

There's also a design on reprap. https://reprap.org/wiki/Pick-n-Place_Feeders

On Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 3:40 PM cheater cheater
<cheater00social at gmail.com> wrote:
> What are those scissors good for?
> For SMT reels, there's this, which could start you off on your work...
> https://tim.cexx.org/?p=803
> Personally I would have made it out of metal.
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 3:23 PM mark verbos via Synth-diy
> <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I’m working with SMT all the time now. Occasionally (right now) I have to replace 50 of the same 0603 resistor on a PCB. I have hot tweezers, which is very fast for taking them off/putting them on, but getting the new resistor out of a reel or bin in my parts box is clumsy and slow. Is there a feeder system that anyone knows of that is intended for hand rework, so that each resistor appears on the tape ready to be picked up? All this dropping and flipping them is making me crazy.
> >
> > While we’re talking about it, is there any other special tools that you can’t live without? I’ll start…. my new favorite is my “electrician’s scissors”
> > https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Jonard-Industries/ES-1964DS?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsUJpHmmVieqCc%252BkZ0YTPrF%252BPTJ3%252BvwMcc%3D
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
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