Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Evolution of sucking



Choice to desolder chips:

1)5$ (and millions of curses)

2)20$ (less curses but a lot of frustration)

3)200$ (And worth every penny.)

4 comments:

  1. aha, but there's also this, which I find very effective for most desoldering purposes (not sure how it works for surface mount ICs and suchlike,but it's great gor through-hole).

    The $200 one looks faboo, though...

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  2. d'oh! forgot the linkie:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solder_wick

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  3. Solder Wicks. Ha, I actually never tried that!

    For Surface mounts i use the trick i got from the MIDIBox crew.
    http://www.ucapps.de/mbhp_opl3.html
    (check desoldering section)

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  4. The 200$ one is a Hakko Desoldering Gun w/Pump (model 808-5)

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