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>I've gotten away without a clamp for my assemblies so far. I just lie theAllowing a klutz such as myself to successfully build MOTM kits! ∗I∗
>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 ofI should have included the (hollow-shaft, so you can use them to put nuts
>slipping and stripping the hell out of the nuts with pliers. :)
>I just got a lead bending guide this weekend. Certainly not required, but IThat they certainly do!
>think it will move things along quicker.
>And they're cheap, so if you run across one, spring for it.A lot cheaper than a heat gun!
>> -----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 ...