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post #16 of 20
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@Avro_Arrow Nice find! At ~$110-120/ea. Get one for USB socket and the other for IEC.

post #17 of 20

That's all well and good if you're using the same IEC each time.  I tend to use the large, integrated switch and fuse IECs which do not lend themselves very well to a specific tool like that.  And I'd still rather drill and file and avoid the panel deformation that results from using a punch like that.  Even the round Greenlee punch that I do use for XLR's causes localized areas of deformation which depending on the panel can be unsightly.

post #18 of 20
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I'd still rather drill and file and avoid the panel deformation

 

 

Me to. :biggrin:

 

I'm thinking my next DIY related purchase is going to be a Hakko FA400-04.

post #19 of 20
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Me to. :biggrin:

 

I'm thinking my next DIY related purchase is going to be a Hakko FA400-04.

 

My fume extractor was a VERY welcome purchase. 

 

You can make them pretty easily, or buy them silly-cheap from MPJA. 

 

While i would normally not suggest buying a cheap tool, since this is kind of set and forget... 

http://www.mpja.com/Solder-Fume-and-Smoke-Absorber-Benchtop/productinfo/15166%20TL

post #20 of 20
A 3D printer, or a hot head to go on my CNC mill. Some stepper motors to go on my little lathe, I guess I can cook up the mounts using the mill.

I'm pretty well supplied with quite exotic tools, I'm an old man. I even have a grinding wheel to sharpen tools for the lathe.

Thinking about it, what I really need is a new heater for the man cave, coz I've got a few things I've been putting off doing since the portable gas heater went on the blink. Plus the mill throws tiny droplets of lubricant into the air, they burn in the gas flame, and the atmosphere in there starts to smell like a jet engine efflux.

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