Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 12 09:51:42 EDT 2005 | russ
We use the JBC irons with and without the "leadfree" tips. We really have not noticed much difference between the standard and the lead free. The lead free tips do last a little longer but the tips are somewhat deformed by the extra plating. As f
Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 12 08:44:58 EDT 2005 | jdengler
JBC is offering "Lead free" tips now. They have this on the web site: "JBC recently released a new series of tips featuring a thicker iron bath that we find more resistent to aggressive additives and flux as found in lead free alloy." We have not d
Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 12 06:13:30 EDT 2005 | dougs
A while back we checked out all our manufacturing equipment for lead free capability, we thought our soldering irons would all be fine as they can reach temperatures well in excess of lead free alloy melting points. Last week i was speaking to someo
Electronics Forum | Thu Jan 10 09:25:45 EST 2008 | mleber
How many are using solder tip tinner? We were recently told that our tinner was shortening the life of our tips. We are using JBC irons / tips and an entirely leaded process (military) Any leads or sites on tip tinner greatly appreciated.
Electronics Forum | Fri May 23 17:08:53 EDT 2008 | wayne123
I have looked at the JBC irons several months ago, and we will be getting a few of them for the people that do rework all day long, but for the general user around here all they are doing is touch-up and 500 bucks for an Iron for 50 people is a littl
Electronics Forum | Fri May 09 12:58:34 EDT 2008 | aisart
I would recommend you take a look at JBC if you are looking for a "good" soldering iron to work with lead free solder. Find the attached comparative graphs and before anybody asks. Yes, I am affiliated with JBC.
Electronics Forum | Thu Sep 26 23:25:32 EDT 2013 | jandon
We have used JBC soldering stations many years without any major problems. Handpiece is lightweight and comfortable to use. Tips are bit expensive but worth of money. Go Nano for 0402 and smaller and HD for massive part soldering. JBC CD-2BB Solderi
Electronics Forum | Thu Sep 26 16:05:52 EDT 2013 | hegemon
JBC is a great performer, but tips can get a bit expensive. If you are working smaller parts like 0402 and 0201 capacitors, go with the JBC Nano Station. We have 3 stations, each with dual Nano soldering irons. The balance of our stuff is H*kko Fo