29 Dec '15, 6am

Desoldering Doesn’t Necessarily Suck https://t.co/nW6SMRD5W1

Desoldering Doesn’t Necessarily Suck https://t.co/nW6SMRD5W1

What’s your favorite way to fix soldering mistakes or get usable components off that board you found in a Dumpster? I’ve always been partial to desoldering braid, though I’ve started to come around on the vacuum pump depending on the situation. [Proto G] sent in an Instructable that outlines nine different ways to desolder components that take varying amounts of time and skill. He starts with one that is often overlooked if you don’t have a solder pot. [Proto G] recommends this method only when you don’t want to keep the board. Cover the solder joints of the components you want to keep with flux and hold it over the solder pot while pulling out the components with pliers. The flux isn’t critical, but it makes removal faster and easier. For boards in need of repair, [Proto G] uses a manual pump or copper desoldering braid that comes coated with flux. If you can afford one, ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/12/28/desoldering-doesnt-necessa...

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