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Toaster oven reflow[edit]

Toaster oven reflowing:

To measure temperatures close to the melting point of solder, some people use:

  • visually watch for the solder to turn from "matte" to "shiny"
  • temperature indicator stick
  • pyrometric cone
  • thermocouple (type K seems to be the lowest-cost thermocouple and entirely adequate)

Some people recommend "IR ovens" such as the black and decker lightwave oven.

Some people claim that electric skillets are better than toaster ovens for reflowing PCBs full of electronic components.

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