desoldering (was Re: VAX 9440)

Al Kossow aek at
Mon Nov 12 10:29:46 CST 2018

On 11/12/18 7:24 AM, W2HX via cctalk wrote:

> Hot air setup is the next thing.

I was doing some board repair this weekend, and used a mix of Hakko 472 vacuum and
hot air equipment. I was having trouble clearing the holes completely with the Hakko
so I heated the board with a 1" hot air nozzle, pulled the part, then used an Edsyn
Atmoscope to blow the holes clean.

Cleaning the Hakko is SO much easier than a Pace (there is no glass to burn your
fingers on).

I'm not impressed with Weller vaccums either, though to be fair it's pretty old tech.

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