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    Red face My New Kit

    Stopped by to see a friend who needed some computer help and got to talking about some of the recent repair work I'd been doing; he graciously offered some old kit collecting dust that he'd purchased not long before his shop closed in the 90's which I couldn't turn down; a PACE PRC 2000

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    We're going to go through some boxes in storage to see if we can find any remaining tools and tips sometime soon as well.

    From what I've gathered briefly online it's a very nice station, so I've got many many hours of research and inspection before I switch it on
    Last edited by cjcliffe; 6th April 2017 at 04:25. Reason: Changed Toy -> Kit; as I'm learning it's definitely not a toy :)
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    Nice! Nice NICE NICE!

    You have my envy sir! however not for the influx of requests for retro-repair help your about to get =)


    I think you will enjoy this linkie



    Now... get fix'in!
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    Wow, that's a real beauty. I love Pace solder/de-soldering equipment and have a few older set-ups myself but not anything as lovely this
    I hope you enjoy using this and remember to look on Ebay for tips and tweezers etc to go with it.

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    That looks rather expensive.
    too many toys, too little time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetr0 View Post
    Nice! Nice NICE NICE!

    You have my envy sir! however not for the influx of requests for retro-repair help your about to get =)

    I think you will enjoy this linkie

    Now... get fix'in!
    Thanks -- I've just been watching through the videos at lunchtime here; looks like I have a lot of interesting attachments and tips to hunt down Hopefully we'll dig up at least a few more parts once we check storage as I only picked up the parts that were sitting out in the open so far.

    Can't do much about requests for now; so much to learn and practice before I'd confidently use it to repair someone else's gear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen1 View Post
    Wow, that's a real beauty. I love Pace solder/de-soldering equipment and have a few older set-ups myself but not anything as lovely this
    I hope you enjoy using this and remember to look on Ebay for tips and tweezers etc to go with it.
    Been looking around online and everything I can find agrees this is top notch kit; I'm really excited to have a proper setup. Also really hoping the Hot Air tool and Tweezers are still somewhere in storage -- he called me today to see how I made out and he seems confident there's more parts around there for it.

    I've taken a look at what's on eBay but it all seems a bit pricey ($200-300 CAD starting price for each tool) so I'm definitely going to do some serious digging through boxes before I throw down any bids
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    Talking An Update..

    I visited my friend today to drop of the laptop I recovered for him and we rummaged about in storage for about an hour before finally finding a box of parts under some things ~2 feet from the PRC's original spot

    Here's the result, an overview:
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    The SensaTemp tools (ThermoJet, ThermoPik, ThermoTweez):
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    The LapFlo! and tips:
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    The Pik-Vac and tips:
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    Unfortunately didn't manage to find any other tips yet; it's possible they're still there but will have to wait for another day to take a look. I was already extremely happy with the kit before; so you can imagine I'm a bit overwhelmed now

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    Some bonus pictures, the Paste Dispenser:
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    And apparently, the ThermoTweez and ThermoPik still need to be burned in

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    And I think on that note; I might splurge on a decent fume extractor before I go much further
    Last edited by cjcliffe; 6th April 2017 at 14:50.
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    A4000D/040 33Mhz 18M, DVD, X-Surf & 8G CF C64; C128 +uIEC/SD Internal & JiffyDOS

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    That's getting better by the day, all you need is a Thermopik and you have the full package by the look of things. Do you also have the cable for the LapFlo etc as I can't see it in the pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen1 View Post
    That's getting better by the day, all you need is a Thermopik and you have the full package by the look of things.
    Updated the photo captions; ThermoPik is there just no tip on it

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen1 View Post
    Do you also have the cable for the LapFlo etc as I can't see it in the pictures?
    Yup; it's coiled and propping up the PikVac & vacuum; you can see the terminal blades underneath.
    A1000 0.5M; A500 1M; A500+ 1.5M A500+/030 33Mhz 10.5M, MMR, IDE68k, 500RX, HxC Internal, Indy ECS & 4G CF
    A600/030 25Mhz 34M, ACA630, A604, Indy ECS & 8G CF A1200/030 42Mhz 66M, ACA1231 & 8G CF
    A4000D/040 33Mhz 18M, DVD, X-Surf & 8G CF C64; C128 +uIEC/SD Internal & JiffyDOS

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    Amazing soldering station! im looking for a Jbc AR6800 too

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