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  1. Maintaining Your Desoldering Tools

    Maintaining Your Desoldering Tools

    “There’s birth, there’s death, and in between there’s maintenance.” A quote by American novelist Tom Robbins on every minute we must surrender to the routine of upkeep. Although Tom Robbins wasn’t a fan of maintenance, it is a critical factor in extending the life of your tools and to keep them working at peak performance.  In the same way we should all maintain our bodies, our homes, and our cars, so should you maintain...

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  2. The Four Stages of Hot Air Rework

    The Four Stages of Hot Air Rework

    Rework is the term used for the repair of electronics which typically involves desoldering and re-soldering of surface-mounted electronic components. There can be several reasons why rework is necessary, anything from poor solder joints to misplaced components.

    SMD rework usually requires reflow of all solder on the surface mount components. This process needs controlled heat to avoid damaging the target component as well as the surrounding...

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  3. The American Hakko Quality Standard

    The American Hakko Quality Standard

    “We continually strive to put a smile on our customer’s faces.”

     

    That is the quality policy here at American Hakko Products.  You can hear it when you call in to our office and speak with our customer service, and you can also see it in our products. In an age dominated by automated calls and robotic recordings, the value of speaking to a live person is priceless...

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  4. Preheating PCB's During the Rework Process

    Preheating PCB's During the Rework Process

    When reworking a PCB, the best method is to replicate the original manufacturing process as closely as possible. This usually involves the use of a hot air tool to reflow the solder connections of the surface mount component. But today’s boards are so well engineered to dissipate heat that using localized heat from your hot air tool just isn’t enough. This would usually require you to need even higher...

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  5. Measuring the Torque Value of your Driver

    Measuring the Torque Value of your Driver

    The torque value on an electric torque driver is set to a specific value by the individual or manufacturer in accordance with the application.  The torque value is generally determined by the material you are fastening and the type of screw you are using. Some materials will require more clamping force, making it necessary to turn 

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  6. Hakko Maintains Price Point Amid Inflation Increase

    Inflation: a general increase in prices and fall in purchasing value of money. It’s no secret that prices for consumer goods have risen, and not just slightly. July showed that consumer goods prices have jumped 5.4% from last year, being the largest increase since August of 2008...

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  7. How to Choose the Proper Hot Air Nozzle

    How to Choose the Proper Hot Air Nozzle “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make, makes you.” John C Maxwell an American author, and public speaker, said this regarding the choices we make throughout our lifetime. Some choices can be as difficult as knowing how to choose the proper hot air nozzle. This month, we’re going to explain how to choose the correct hot air Read more...
  8. We’ve Got You Covered

    We’ve Got You Covered Safety is a primary concern for all living things, as well as it should be. Nothing gives you a better sense of comfort than knowing you and your belongings are secure. But from time to time, we can’t help but wonder, “What If?” And there’s nothing worse than worrying about what could happen. This is where American Hakko’s warranty Read more...
  9. The Need for Thermal Wire Strippers

    The Need for Thermal Wire Strippers The need for wire stripping has been around for quite a while and does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Many large industries such as the medical, aerospace, and military industries, still require high quality wire stripping. The importance for quality wire stripping is a must in these industries, as any damage to wires or cables, no Read more...
  10. Repairing with American Hakko

    Repairing with American Hakko “You either spend your life preparing or you spend your life repairing.” Author John C. Maxwell said this as an example that one should be working on their futures rather than repairing what they’ve damaged. This rings true for so many of us and the last thing you need is to wait on repairs or waste time fixing something yourself. This is Read more...

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