As the thread title says... what do my fellow Freaks think of the following Hot Air Station?
It seems to have a nice temperature range of 100° C to 480° C, adjustable air flow, a set of tweezer hand tools, and even a replacement heating element.
I've got a board I'm currently designing with all surface mount ICs and I'm a little worried my cheap-o electric skillet won't cut it. Last board I used it on, it would get some of the components to reflow but the majority just couldn't quite get there. I've been wanting to get a Hot Air rework station for awhile and I see this one seems to have some good options and is at my price range (max. $300).
I was thinking I would use this in tandem with the skillet. Use the skillet to get the components "close" to reflow and then just go over the board with the Hot Air station to get everything.
What do you guys think?
[Edit] Changed "I'm working on" to "currently designing"