[rescue] needed: u1 NVRAM chip

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 21:45:48 CDT 2008

Most definitely.  I picked up a used Metcal MX-500 system on eBay on the
cheap (about $350).  It's the last soldering iron I will ever need.  They
have a huge range of tips available in 100 degree steps starting at 500F for
all of their shapes.  Imagine pumping 100 watts into a tip that can never
ever ever heat above the set point of the tip.  Instant heating, no screwing
around, get the job done and done right, without risking damage to the


On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 8:41 PM, Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>wrote:

> Bill Bradford wrote:
> > The AVR Butterfly header pins job was only a month and a half after the
> > "Learn to Solder" kit - lots of practice and better equipment made a BIG
> > difference (I picked up a Weller WTCPT off eBay).
> I'm told the really sweet gear to have is the Metcal.  I may see if I
> can find one I can afford next time I need to replace mine.
> --
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