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Re: gEDA-user: Soldering minute smt

DJ Delorie wrote:

> I think the only trick is to make sure your iron's tip is BIG enough
> to span three or more pins, so it glides along the top instead of
> hitting individual pins.

IMHO, it works better, if the tip features flat surfaces. The solder 
happily flocks to a blob on the flat surface because this minimizes 
the area that interfaces with the air. Convex tip surfaces do not
attract molten solder this way. Worst case is the cone of a pencil-like 

Kai-Martin Knaak
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