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I am going to build a new tool for my workbench, my new homemade Pneumatic Solder Paste Dispenser for the SMD parts. The word "Pneumatic" dictates that i will need some sort of air compressor to make this work. Although i could buy a cheap 25 liters air compressor for as low as 50 euro, i decided to make my own for 3 reasons:
Reason #1. 25 liters is too much for what i need. A lot of power will be used only to fill the tank before increasing the pressure, but the solder paste dispenser needs only a few air volume to oeprate
Reason #2. I already had a small tank (fire extinguisher) and an air compressor so i can make it for less than 10 euro
@George Actually, i'm building my pneumatic solder paste dispenser. My next addition will be the smd pick-and-place, for which i already have the pump (USD4) and a manual dispenser (USD 2) which i will hack. Both the solder paste dispenser and the pick and place will be housed under the same box, will have the same foot pedal for operation, and will have a switch to choose which one i currently use.