Re: Solder Sucker Recommendation?


Dave C <davec2468@...>
 

Phil,
Throw out (or into a drawer -- they're always useful in some situation) the hand solder sucker. Get a Hakko (or Chinese knock-off) vacuum desolder iron. You'll curse yourself that you didn't do it much sooner.

This is the type Hakko I have (with the pencil-type iron, not the pistol grip, but that's a personal preference):

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=hakko+%28472%2C473%29+-%28tip%2Cnozzle%2Cfilter%29&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=hakko+%28472%2C473%29+-%28tip%2Cnozzle%2Cfilter%2Chose%29&_sacat=0

I got mine for around US$100 on ebay.

It is so fast and simple to use it's ALMOST -- as someone else said -- fun!

Cheers,
Dave

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On May 7, 2013, at 4:28 PM, Philip wrote:

Is this as good as can be hoped for on these old boards and solder or is there a better way? Does any one have a recommendation for a good solder sucker or other desoldering method than I have described for removing components while preserving the integrity of the board and lands?

Thanks,

Phil...

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