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Subject: RE: [motm] Assembly question

From: "Brousseau, Paul E (Paul)" <noise@...>
Date: 2000-07-06

I've gotten away without a clamp for my assemblies so far. I just lie the
pcb board flat on the plastic slip it came in on my table. What advantages
does the clamp afford?

Pliers? I use a small set of nutdrivers... I'd be far too afraid of
slipping and stripping the hell out of the nuts with pliers. :)

I just got a lead bending guide this weekend. Certainly not required, but I
think it will move things along quicker. And they're cheap, so if you run
across one, spring for it.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:Doug Pearson [SMTP:ceres@...]
> Sent:Wednesday, July 05, 2000 2:56 PM
> Subject:Re: [motm] Assembly question
> Not enough for me. In a private exchange with Andy, I mentioned that I
> consider certain of the recommended tools for MOTM assembly to be
> absolutely essential (good soldering iron, good cutters & pliers,
> workstation with vise clamp) and some to be helpful to use, but optional
> (lead bender, for instance), at least for me. I'd definitely put a heat
> gun in the latter category - certainly useful, but not necessarily
> essential. Of course, YMMV and all that ...