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this looks serious. blinksmiley.gif even got out the rework station

I was tired of solder suckers since a lot of times they don't get rid of all the solder in the holes, with a real desoldering gun I can desolder an entire PCB about three times faster and with no mistakes! redface.gif

I now have about 6 bags of varying switches since I had a bunch of capless keyboards I got in a lot sale for cheap.
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this looks serious. blinksmiley.gif even got out the rework station

I was tired of solder suckers since a lot of times they don't get rid of all the solder in the holes, with a real desoldering gun I can desolder an entire PCB about three times faster and with no mistakes! redface.gif

I now have about 6 bags of varying switches since I had a bunch of capless keyboards I got in a lot sale for cheap.

i have seriously considered just buying a cheap chinese rework station from ebay for this reason. i have had good enough results with a sucker, flux, and wick, though. plus it never occurs to me to go buy one until i'm knee-deep in a project rolleyes.gif
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I was tired of solder suckers since a lot of times they don't get rid of all the solder in the holes, with a real desoldering gun I can desolder an entire PCB about three times faster and with no mistakes! redface.gif

I now have about 6 bags of varying switches since I had a bunch of capless keyboards I got in a lot sale for cheap.

I know what you mean about suckers, I can't stand them. I like to use wick as it normally works wonders for me, but the stuff I have leaves more residue on my boards than I care for and I go through a ton of it. A real pump would be a godsend, but alas, working with my meager college budget is rough.
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My college budget isn't much larger, but $150 for a rework station that I know I'll use, plus whenever I get around to selling my Hakko, it'll be a cheap investment with a lot of consequent return.
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My college budget isn't much larger, but $150 for a rework station that I know I'll use, plus whenever I get around to selling my Hakko, it'll be a cheap investment with a lot of consequent return.

Exactly. I think I'm gong to invest in mine after I sell one of my Pok3rs.
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I just picked up a Leopold FC660C with 45g Topres to use at work. Ohhh yeahhhh this is what I've been looking for. When I pulled it out of the box my first thought was there's no way those are full sized keys because It's soo small, but solid and heavy. Feels well made and durable. I underestimated how great the smaller size would be. I have so much more space on my desk. Noise is a big deal in my office and this thing seems more quiet stock than my WASD with o-rings and my k70 with o-rings. I do kind of miss the numpad but I think the space savings is worth it. Definitely going to keep a full 104 key at home but for the office this 660c is just about perfect. The one thing that bothers me a bit is the spacebar takes more force to push down than the other keys which kind of messes with my flow.
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I was tired of solder suckers since a lot of times they don't get rid of all the solder in the holes, with a real desoldering gun I can desolder an entire PCB about three times faster and with no mistakes! redface.gif

I now have about 6 bags of varying switches since I had a bunch of capless keyboards I got in a lot sale for cheap.

I know what you mean about suckers, I can't stand them. I like to use wick as it normally works wonders for me, but the stuff I have leaves more residue on my boards than I care for and I go through a ton of it. A real pump would be a godsend, but alas, working with my meager college budget is rough.

if you dab on a little solder flux first, the wick residue won't burn on to the board and you can clean it off with a little alcohol. this is what i do, anyway
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if you dab on a little solder flux first, the wick residue won't burn on to the board and you can clean it off with a little alcohol. this is what i do, anyway

Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind!

Unrelated, can anyone tell me what these are? They're on an Ultratec Miniprint 225 which seems to be some kind of "old-school" (at least in this industry) speech to text and vice versa device for phones that I picked up at the local state surplus store. They're linear, maybe 55g (feel about like blues, maybe a bit heavier? The bump in the blues makes it hard to tell.) They're not labeled, and I don't think they're Cherry-made, primarily because of the stem/slider design. Looks like it has Cherry stabs, though. The Miniprint was made in maybe 1999 based on the copyright on the manual, although it's in phenomenal condition if that's the case.


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[IMG ALT=""]Stabs: http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2706036/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

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Underside of PCB:

Edit: Added a picture of the back of the PCB.
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So I've just come across something interesting and new to me:



Brand new Cherry ML4100. I've never used these switches until now. They feel sticky even though they're new, it's just the design. Don't really like them although I do like the loud click-clank sounds they make. They feel far stiffer to me than MX Greens and even the tactile Grey switches.
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So I've just come across something interesting and new to me:
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Brand new Cherry ML4100. I've never used these switches until now. They feel sticky even though they're new, it's just the design. Don't really like them although I do like the loud click-clank sounds they make. They feel far stiffer to me than MX Greens and even the tactile Grey switches.

i have yet to meet anyone who likes cherry ml switches. that layout looks familiar, though...

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