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# 251412 24-Jun-2019 18:58
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Hi

 

I've a solder station I bought from Jaycar last year, a TS1564 but I am finding the tips are not small enough.

 

The smallest chisel is 2mm.

 

I've been doing some work on old computer boards, removing ram chips, etc as well as repairing headphone jacks.

 

The 2mm is just too big for some of this work.

 

 

 

So question - what affordable station is recommended for this type of work?

 

Also, any know if the TS1564 can have a different pencil which can take smaller tips?

 

 

 

thanks


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  # 2263590 24-Jun-2019 19:26
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https://www.jaycar.co.nz/0-5mm-conical-tip-for-ts-1564/p/TS1566




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  # 2263603 24-Jun-2019 19:46
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1yippy1:

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/0-5mm-conical-tip-for-ts-1564/p/TS1566

 

 

sorry, should of mentioned I have that, but it is not chisel shape, its cone.

 

:)

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2263633 24-Jun-2019 20:37
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I'd get one of those T12 Hakko tip compatible stations with the heating element built into the tip.

 

That works a lot better than the older style with separate tip and heating element.

 

They use a small ARM microcontroller and support a huge range of tip options.

 

Check somewhere like Aliexpress for keywords KSGER, QUICKO, T12, STM32.

 

The price should be around $70NZ.

 

But, they are usually supplied with a big awkward chisel tip. I think it intended for desoldering.

 

So, you will likely want to buy 1 or more additional tip types as well.




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  # 2263638 24-Jun-2019 21:08
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JWR:

 

 

 

I'd get one of those T12 Hakko tip compatible stations with the heating element built into the tip.

 

That works a lot better than the older style with separate tip and heating element.

 

They use a small ARM microcontroller and support a huge range of tip options.

 

Check somewhere like Aliexpress for keywords KSGER, QUICKO, T12, STM32.

 

The price should be around $70NZ.

 

But, they are usually supplied with a big awkward chisel tip. I think it intended for desoldering.

 

So, you will likely want to buy 1 or more additional tip types as well.

 

 

 

 

thanks,they look great :)


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  # 2263873 25-Jun-2019 11:13
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JWR:

I'd get one of those T12 Hakko tip compatible stations with the heating element built into the tip.

 

That works a lot better than the older style with separate tip and heating element.

 

They use a small ARM microcontroller and support a huge range of tip options.

 

Check somewhere like Aliexpress for keywords KSGER, QUICKO, T12, STM32.

 

The price should be around $70NZ.

 

 

The trick with the Hakko FX9xx clones is to get the clone solder station and then toss the pencil and tip and get a genuine FM-2028 and Hakko tips. The expensive part is the solder station, the Chinese-clone pencils are often complete garbage, with this you can get a decent-enough solder station but with original Hakko pencils and tips.



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  # 2264291 25-Jun-2019 16:34
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good to know, thanks.

 

I've just ordered a station with 4 tips.

 

Will see how they go and then look at getting original tips.

 

 

 

cheers


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  # 2264333 25-Jun-2019 18:00
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Miniware TS100.





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