I like the machined sockets but they are just too expensive to use
I use the machine sockets for things like CPU, RAM, EPROMS, and crystals.
The AMP double swipe are best (IMHO). I still have a bunch of no-name (maybe chinese)
that are not so good. You can definitely see/feel the difference. I've had issues with one
of the double swipe pins get bent and no longer make contact. Sometimes you can cheat
it back in place. The cheap sockets have very thin and fragile pins. If they get bent, bending it
back can break it.
Funny Josh that you've been able to repair sockets by extracting one pin. I've done this as well.
Also the cheaper sockets seem to have more plastic in them and don't take a lot of heat well, so
doing a pin replacement may not work as well.
Moral: You get what you pay for. :^)
On 12/ 2/14 05:55 PM, Richard Cini wrote:
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