desoldering (was Re: VAX 9440)

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Nov 13 12:17:25 CST 2018

On 11/13/18 7:38 AM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote:

> Instead, I use two pencil-type irons, one in each hand, working under
> a stereo microscope. The tips are much better, and manipulating each
> tip independently provides great control of what's going on. Only
> drawback is that if you want to use a fancy, expensive iron, now you
> get to buy two of them. If you're tempted by a soldering station with
> two or more outputs, make sure that it can drive both simultaneously.
> There are dual-output stations that have two outputs but can only run
> one at a time, as well as ones which can drive two irons at once.

After seeing the video on the ZD-985 some years ago on Dave's EEVBlog:

I've been wondering if it's a worthwhile tool.  Does anyone have one of
these things?


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