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When SparkFun first got started, we used the classic hot-plate technique for solder reflow. As we grew, it became more and more necessary for us to invest in a reflow oven. So we did - buying a used 1985 Vitronics SMD 300 Reflow Oven.
We lovingly named him "Gramps," and though curmudgeonly, he has served us well. Gramps has worked on thousands of SparkFun widgets and is still kicking it like it's 1985. Unfortunately (for Gramps at least), we recently bought a newer oven with all the bells and whistles. So it has come to this - rather than ship Gramps off to the old folks home, we are trying to find him a new place to live. Gramps is for sale.
If you're interested, we have a Craigslist ad posted. The asking price is $1500 (though we will certainly entertain any reasonable offers). Gramps is in good shape and fully-functioning. He has 6 heating zones (3 top, 3 bottom) and comes equipped with dual ventilation and an instruction manual. All he needs from you is 220V/50A and your love and affection. Gramps is from 1985, so there is no warranty implied here and pickup is on your shoulders (not literally, Gramps is pretty heavy). If you're interested, check out the ad and shoot us an email!