Ok, Ok,I broke down and ordered the Hakko.Now I
have a $180 sized hole in my CC.
I explained to the wife....about multilayer PCBs
and vias and so forth. Then I pointed to the 5 HP
printers and 3 AOC CRT monitors, a TASCAM DAT
player and a Daewoo surround sound player which I
have to scrap for useful bits.
Then we talked about the 2465A....and how it would
be a shame to damage it while restoring it.
At least she's still making dinner....
--- In TekScopes@...,
"Abdul Nizar" <abduln@...>
> While the Hakko 808 is not cheap, it works
like a charm, and makes the
> process almost fun.
> From: TekScopes@...
> Of Philip
> Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 4:28 PM
> To: TekScopes@...
> Subject: [TekScopes] Solder Sucker
> I have been using an old Soldapullt solder
sucker I refurbished to work on
> boards. It has been working pretty well up
until recently. It just doesn't
> seem to have enough umph to really pull the
solder out of the holes. I end
> up getting most of it out but not enough to
free the lead. I then heat it up
> some more and pull on the device from the
other side. Then I put some solder
> on the land with the device removed and then
the solder sucker will usually
> clean it out.
> 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?