Received another tool today. This is meant as a handy small and low cost PCB Pre-Heater for rework. It comes as a recommendation from George Loakimedes. I am looking forward to testing it out! :D


So the verdict is in, the coffee warmer is a great tool! It really makes rework easier! And it fits under my microscope unlike the bigger hot plate. It also seems to be ok with some hot air action too! :D

Using the heater a little bit more it turns out that the plastic around the edge does actually melt a bit when you point the hot air at it for too long. Working away from the edge and being a bit more careful is recommended. It would indeed be nice if the face was all ceramic.

@esden that's really entertaining, thanks for sharing the results

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