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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2012, 02:55:21 PM »
I just beat the crap out of it till it fits, but with care   :-*
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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2012, 02:21:49 PM »
I'm a big believer in the IC straightener now. Love mine. It's cheap and makes like sooooo much easier.
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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2013, 09:29:38 PM »
Here's a cheap one from Jameco if you actually wanted to buy a tool.

IC Straightener

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I had no idea they made a tool for that. I just place one side in the socket and then use a retractable blade to push the remainder pins until they fall into place.

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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2013, 10:08:44 PM »
I combine answers 1 and 2,not on purpose,just kind of winds up that way. ;D
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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2013, 10:08:41 AM »
Going back a few years, when I got these ic's. The packaging was great all you had to do was place it over the socket and push from the top...job done.

My it was good in those days ;D

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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2013, 01:26:02 PM »
This is the way to do it.

I hold the chip on its side so one set of legs is flat on a table top. I then carefully press down until the legs are more at a right angle to the chip body. I then flip it over and do the same to the other side. This works especially well for the 14 and 16 pin chips.

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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2013, 03:55:40 AM »
When I'm not doing this...

I hold the chip on its side so one set of legs is flat on a table top. I then carefully press down until the legs are more at a right angle to the chip body. I then flip it over and do the same to the other side. This works especially well for the 14 and 16 pin chips.

I do this...

I usually put in one row a very small bit so that the IC is at an angle, then push all the pins of the other side at the same time with my tweezers until they pop in. Then push down the entire IC

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but with my fingernails/tips...probably not 'best practice'  ;D

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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2013, 12:49:46 AM »
Going back a few years, when I got these ic's. The packaging was great all you had to do was place it over the socket and push from the top...job done.

My it was good in those days ;D

A few month ago I received a set of ICs from the supplier in these plastic covers and I thought: What a waste of space and so "ungreen". Now I know at least what it is supposed to do.

As I come from the digital side and started repairing Commodore 64 a few decades ago :-) I usually bend them in the socket. So you just put one side of pins  against the small socket wall and start applying pressure with your thumb from the other side until the pins have given just so much way that you can easily press it into the socket on both sides. Sometimes this requires to be done from both sides first depending on how sturdy this thing is. It requires some training though.
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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2013, 10:02:02 AM »
I am a big fan of the tabletop method as well.  I can't see needing a tool to do this when it takes literally 5 seconds on any flat surface.  And I have never had a problem with the Tayda "cheap-o" DIP sockets for 8, 10, 16, 20, 28 pins for any pedal/MCU projects.  In a way I prefer them over the "SIP" style round sockets.



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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2013, 01:16:39 PM »
I am a big fan of the tabletop method as well.  I can't see needing a tool to do this when it takes literally 5 seconds on any flat surface.  And I have never had a problem with the Tayda "cheap-o" DIP sockets for 8, 10, 16, 20, 28 pins for any pedal/MCU projects.  In a way I prefer them over the "SIP" style round sockets.

I like those cheap Tayda sockets too. Really easy to insert an IC into them and I've never had any problems with them either.

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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2013, 01:44:47 PM »
I use the cheap sockets if there is a reasonable likelihood that I'll remove the IC after it's in. If I plan on it being mostly permanent, I prefer the machined type. Also, I think the cheap sockets work better for anything that isn't plated holes.
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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2015, 03:17:03 PM »
Bit of an older thread but I just finished up a pedal and thought I'd share my method.

Here's the IC before and after straighting:


I use a cheap pair of calipers to straighten the legs. They let me put even pressure on all the legs at once and I've yet to completely bork an IC as I do from time to time with the tabletop method.

Just pop the IC between the jaws and squeeze til the legs stay at ~0.3" on their own.


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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2015, 04:37:18 AM »
I got one of these:
On the right side obviously.
It was only about $5 I think.
If you hurry, you might still be able to get one.


Amazon has a selection:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=IC+insertion+tool


Off topic, but on the left is a cap tester I built from a kit:
http://www.amazon.com/Jyetech-Capacitance-Meter-DIY-KIT/dp/B00C5TRI3Q
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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2015, 07:01:33 AM »
I got one of these:
On the right side obviously.
It was only about $5 I think.
If you hurry, you might still be able to get one.


Amazon has a selection:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=IC+insertion+tool


Off topic, but on the left is a cap tester I built from a kit:
http://www.amazon.com/Jyetech-Capacitance-Meter-DIY-KIT/dp/B00C5TRI3Q

Does the IC solder pump works well?

I also have built one of those capacitance meter a while ago, works quite well, much usefull with tropical caps...
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Re: IC Insertion
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2015, 07:25:44 AM »
This is an old thread but I have gotten an IC leg straightener and love it.  Use it all the time. 



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