Figure 3-21.Flat pack in protective holder.
LEAD-BENDING TECHNIQUES.The 2M technician learns several methods of lead forming
that will provide proper contact for soldering and circuit operations. The techniques used to bend leads
include the use of specialized tools and such common items as flat toothpicks, bobby pins, and excess
component leads. Care is taken not to stress the seal of the component during any step of the lead
forming. Figure 3-22 illustrates two views, view (A) and view (B), of properly formed flat-pack leads.
Figure 3-22A.Properly formed flat pack leads.
Figure 3-22B.Properly formed flat pack leads.