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Old 04-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #41
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That fluke is looking like it will go cheap. Get Budm to buy it for you.
It always looks cheap until the very last second when snipers come in.

Now these were good deals that expired today. A little fast orange or gojo and the holsters will look like new.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360452266881

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360452260738
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #42
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PS. The Fluke 179 isn't on my shopping list unless it is really really cheap (like $50).
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #43
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Why is that? That's what I wanted to buy, but in the last moment I found the 85-v.
On the 170 class the holster is not removable.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:24 PM   #44
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Since we are talking tools/instruments here, what kind of soldering stations do you guys have.
I have purchased the Kendall 899D and it's almost great, but when I need to remove a cap with a bigger solder, or the trace is pretty big, it handles it pretty bad.
That station that I have purchased is mostly for the heat gun anyway.
I'm looking at the Weller WESD51, what do you think about this, or could you recommend something around that ballpark? I'm kind of eyeballing the Hakko 951, but it's a bit expensive. I like it digital.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:38 PM   #45
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Why is that? That's what I wanted to buy, but in the last moment I found the 85-v.
On the 170 class the holster is not removable.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Fluke 170 series.

Given what you were going to spend, $150 for used Fluke 179, and what you did spend, $250 for new Fluke 87V, I think the latter is a better deal because it has more features and you get the warranty.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:39 PM   #46
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I have purchased the Kendall 899D and it's almost great, but when I need to remove a cap with a bigger solder, or the trace is pretty big, it handles it pretty bad.
Get a 3.2mm chisel tip for it and try desoldering again.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #47
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That fluke is looking like it will go cheap.
It was $100 when you posted, but ended at $152.50.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #48
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I have purchased the Kendall 899D
http://danshardware.wordpress.com/20...l-899d-review/

Did you get these?

http://danshardware.files.wordpress....2-21-41-42.jpg

If yes, use the bigger tips for desoldering.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #49
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So that is my problem, that I'm using a to small tip? If I remember well I'm using a 2.6mm one.
I will get one and try it out before I get another station. At work we have an old Weller and with that I can unsolder anything with a sharp pointy tip.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #50
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I have a 1.6mm not a 2.6mm.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:11 PM   #51
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I have a 1.6mm not a 2.6mm.
Start at 28:26 into this video and see how the tip size makes a difference.

http://www.eevblog.com/2011/07/02/ee...torial-part-2/
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #52
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I use 2.6~3mm tip for de-soldering as well on my good old Weller soldering station.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:44 AM   #53
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I'm looking at the Weller WESD51,
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/product...ering-station/
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:29 AM   #54
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It was $100 when you posted, but ended at $152.50.
I thought that it might creep up in price.

I would love to get hold of the fluke 87v next. I'm pretty sure I should really be looking at an oscilloscope before buying a second fluke multi meter though.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:37 PM   #55
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UNBELIEVABLE!!!! $20 sold for working Fluke 87V.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330725073380

If the seller meant $200, I wonder if he HAS to sell it for $20?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:47 PM   #56
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Is that for real? How can it go for that low?
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #57
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Maybe he didn't know what he is selling.
I don't mind paying more, at least I will know that nobody abused it, I have the lifetime warranty and it's brand new and tomorrow I will have it.
In my opinion if you can afford a new meter then buy the new one. Instruments are tools in which you want to trust.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #58
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He probably meant to sell it for more. The guy knew how to get it calibrated so he cant be a total idiot / not know what quality it was. He also listed it as great condition and with RMS with some excalmations so seems to have known well what it was / does.

Unless there is chinese fakes or something, and the seller is scamming whoever bought it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #59
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I have got Mike's ESR meter yesterday(Thanks Mike!) and I have measured some caps with it and I'm a bit confused.
I have measured two 1000uf capacitors and they showed like 2240uf and 0.09 ESR, that means it's bad or I'm picking up some other component's value?
(budm, I'm talking about the Vizio's PS)
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:15 AM   #60
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If your going to spend money on ESR testers .........
Then spend a few extra quid on a small range off NEW HQ
caps for calibration of said meter ,OUT OF CIRCUIT test...its the only way you will ever know,If its Accurate !
Known Calibration is essential.
IMHO IN Circuit testing of Capacitors is a practice frought with disaster...
No matter what the blurb says !

Seems no one's mentioned A "sometimes essential tool"

Called a "SCHEMATIC"

Or you could be there for years !
Or just or just give up !
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