This powerful station has an internal pump and heater to blow a steady stream of temperature-controlled hot air to make it super easy to remove components, fix joints and jumpers, replace missing components, or just correct something you’ve done wrong.
The ST-862D matches up performance with hot air stations that cost three times as much! It’s also a good alternative to the Quick 861 at a lower price. It’s great for beginners to experts thanks to its super-fast heat-up time and easy-to-use button interface. You can save and restore ‘profiles’ so you have one for lead-free, lead, small chips, or large. Comes with a nice stand and four different nozzles for different sized parts, three of which are angled to make it easier to hold the wand while heating up a zone.
It has a closed-loop temperature control range between 100℃-480℃ (212℉-896℉) and a digital display so you can easily tell what temperature the air’s blowing at. It has a power consumption of 1000W and an intelligent cooling system, so the airflow remains on until it gets to below 100°C. Airflow is 20 – 130L/min, but for most work, you’ll want to keep it at the lower end of that.
Just make sure to let the rework station heat up all the way before using it and be careful to use tools (and not your hands!) when using as it spits out, well, really hot air. Comes with four nozzles, use the smallest size you can get away with – it helps avoid damaging other components if you are trying to isolate one part of the board while avoiding a connector, for example.
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