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Atten 858D Reflow Solder Station


Atten 858D Reflow Solder Station

The manual for the reflow heat guns is here

We have two reflow heat guns, which are kept on the electronics benches, and should be returned here after use.

To use a reflow heat gun, switch on and select the target temperature with the red Up / Down buttons. Airflow is controlled by the black rotary dial. Once set, lift the nozzle from the cradle to start heating and airflow. When finished, place the nozzle back in the cradle. Airflow will continue for a while to cool the nozzle down. DO NOT TURN OFF until the airflow has stopped and the display reads "SLP".

The reflow heat guns have an operating range of 100C to 450C, making them suitable for tasks such as surface mount solder rework, applying heat-shrink tubing, and other operations needing focused heat. They can also be used quite effectively to remove bobbling and stringing on 3D prints when set for 300C and maximum airflow, although considerable caution is needed to avoid distorting parts

There are a range of nozzles available for use. These are clamped onto the end of the reflow heat gun with a small screw.

Current Status[edit]

Date Status Comment
13th October 2021 Fully Functional

Planned Upgrades[edit]

Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future

Atten 858D Caretakers[edit]


These are the people who look after and repair the Atten 858D, they're the ones to contact if there's any problems with it

Name Notes

Recent Changes[edit]

If you make any non-trivial changes to the Atten 858D or perform maintenance please note it here, delete records older than 1 yr

  • Replace fan in left hand desk unit Stever (talk) 22:44, 14 October 2021 (BST)
  • Second heat gun bought - one for each electronics bench Stever (talk) 14:02 1 May 2021 (BST)