Soldering Tips and Tricks Archives

Latex Gloves – Are You Allergic?


Many industrial manufacturing environments require workers to wear protective gloves, including during electronics and medical device production and assembly. Latex gloves not only protect workers from harmful chemicals but also protect products from worker contact and contamination during manufacturing Read more

ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings


Save a few steps--and some money--with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices Read more

Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything


You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

5 Reasons to Make Alpha Your 1st Choice in Soldering

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The go-to brand for manufacturers all over the world, Alpha offers a range of soldering essentials for the electronics production industry. Read on to discover our top five reasons to give Alpha a try, then shop our selection for lower prices every day.

1. With a complete line of solder paste, wire, stencils, cleaners, fluxes, accessories and more, Alpha is the industry’s choice in soldering essentials.

2. Alpha adheres to a global management system to ensure operation excellence both locally and around the world.

3. With recycling facilities conveniently located throughout the Americas and Europe, Alpha is committed to helping to protect the environment.

4. Equipped with the best research and development facilities, Alpha is at the forefront of their field.

5. Alpha is one of Hisco’s most trusted brands – in fact, they sell more Alpha products than any other distributor.


Retro Resource: Discover the PACE Video Archive

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From basic soldering techniques to advanced PCB rework and repair, the science of soldering can be difficult to master. Thankfully with PACE Worldwide, you’ve got a valuable training resource right at your fingertips. With topics including component soldering, integrated circuits, fume extraction and much more, PACE offers a comprehensive range of free, tried-and-true training videos in English, Spanish, German and French to aid customers all over the world. Check out the video below to get started, or visit the PACE channel on YouTube for more in-depth videos and demonstrations. And of course, you’ll always find an extensive range of PACE soldering products directly through All-Spec, at lower prices every day.


PACE Worldwide: 42 Ways to Simplified Soldering

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Whether you’re new to soldering, struggling with a particular application or just need a refresher, PACE has the solution for you. With a staggering 42 process guides in five application categories, PACE is poised to assist you with virtually any soldering task. Easy to follow and incredibly thorough, these process guides make soldering simple with step by step instructions and coordinating photo illustrations.

From basic principles to application-specific techniques, PACE simply makes soldering easier. So whatever your soldering task, you’ll find the perfect guide for your application from PACE Worldwide – now available online at All-Spec.


Product Selection Headquarters: Let Us Guide You to the Right Product

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Stop by our Product Selection Headquarters and discover a whole new way to choose the perfect product.  Using our interactive selection tools, you’ll easily navigate through our online portfolio – and quickly find the best option for your application.

We’ve simplified the selection process in two different ways – use our brand selection guides to compare products within a single brand, or browse through and compare an entire category of items. However you shop, you’re sure to find the right product, right away.

Visit our new Product Selection Headquarters today, and check back often – there are more selection guides to come.


In Store for You: 3 Hot New Hakko Products for 2014

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Look to the company who sets the industry standard in soldering and rework for some the best new products of 2014. Read on to discover what’s new from Hakko, and find it all in store right here at All-Spec.

FX-100 Soldering Station
Engineered to continuously power the soldering iron, this innovative station is based on induction heater technology to reduce power loss and preserve set temperatures.

FR-300 Desoldering Iron
Compact and powerful, the FR-300 brings industrial capability to the workbench or the field while minimizing both maintenance and overall waste.  

FM2032-51 Micro Soldering Iron
Ideal for work under magnification, this ESD-safe design ensures optimal heat transfer, precision and control for a range of micro component applications.