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Re: For the coiler who has everything else? (fwd)...SMD (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 19:06:07 -0700
From: Barton B. Anderson <bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: For the coiler who has everything else? (fwd)...SMD (fwd)

Hi Colin,

>Ha!  I laugh at your 0603 resistors!  No real challenge until you get to the
>bits of dust which are 0402 resistors... 
Yes, point taken! I stay away from 402's <grin>. Not so much my 
soldering, but my eye's. I've got a half blind right eye. Looking up at 
a beautiful blue sky with a few clouds for me is similar to staring at a 
wall painted flat white (just a enough light saturates the nerves 
sending the signals to the brain, well, according to the doctors). Room 
light is fine (totally normal), but brightness of the sun (even a simple 
cloud) and blah! Who knows, could be coil related since it's not family 
oriented. Needless to say, I wear sunglasses everywhere. Someone 
recently mentioned wearing UV glasses while operating a coil. Probably a 
pretty good idea.

BTW, the exacto cut through the chip leads I learned at a board house. 
Takes about 8 seconds to remove an 8-pin chip and to suck the remaining 
leads is obviously then quick and simple. I no longer use braid for that 
particular task. The exacto goes through those little leads like butter.

Take care,