Yihua 8786D Hot air station with soldering iron

August 5, 2017

I don’t change my tools too often, and those that I get stay with me for a long time. These are the things that extend my hands and allow me to freely express my creativity. At least for when it comes to electronics. I already have my excellent ZD937 and the Yihua 858D and these two stay side by side in my daily activities. But recently as a young parent,…


Yihua 858D Hot air rework station

September 19, 2015

I tried, but there was no way to properly solder the BME280 tiny sensor using the soldering iron alone. After destroying one sensor and almost damaging the PCB, it was clear I needed a hot air station for my work on the uRADMonitor-D project. I opted for the 858D, also reviewed on Dave’s EEVBlog. It’s my first time using a hot air station and the BME280 is really a very…