VAX 9440

Jon Elson elson at
Mon Nov 12 11:24:27 CST 2018

On 11/12/2018 08:34 AM, Ethan via cctalk wrote:
>> Some people are satisfied with the handheld vacuum 
>> desoldering irons, like
>> the Hakko 808 (now replaced by Hakko FR-301). They're OK 
>> for some small
> I love my 808. Have used it heavily to re-cap arcade 
> monitor chassis (15+) and all kinds of other circuit 
> boards. Of course it doesn't work well when the component 
> lead is super tight to the plate through hole, but that is 
> an issue for wick as well.
> Friend swears by Pace stations.
Yes, I have 2 Pace desoldering stations.  One at work has an 
internal vacuum pump, the one at home has a venturi system 
that requires an air compressor.  But, they REALLY pull all 
the solder out of the hole, and when the last pin is 
cleared, the part just FALLS off the board.


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