Re: Solder Sucker Recommendation?
I started with a solder sucker. Soon went to a Weller/Endico desoldering iron. I soon cut off the squeeze bulb and built a vacuum system consisting of a refrigerator compressor (used vacuum side), a tank (about 2 cubic feet), a vacuum switch and a foot switch actuated solenoid valve to suck the solder. This lasted for a year or so. Now I use a PACE desoldering system. The only maintenance done on this has been to replace the motor run relay with a current transformer and a SSR, I have cleaned the vanes in the rotary vane where rosin vapor had deposited. I keep a clean filter in the extraction tube and a filter at the vacuum port on the base unit. A pump close to the nozzle may create a higher vacuum, but, it will be more prone to failure from rosin vapors. I have found that after removing about 20 pounds of solder from circuit boards, the biggest problems are caused by clogged filters and rosin vapor.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Just my experience.
BTW a good torch tip cleaner makes a good cleaner for the desoldering tips.
At 07:25 PM 5/8/2013, you wrote:
i just bought a solder sucker and it works o-k first one ihve used that was self heating/all 8 dollar /wud it be worth removing the plunger and putting a vacuum line to it