desoldering (was Re: VAX 9440)

Ed C. edcross at
Tue Nov 13 17:37:58 CST 2018

I have the combo unit including solder. I do not have any other experience
with any high-end ware but I can say that this unit does all I need and
does it well.

On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 7:17 PM Chuck Guzis via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> 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?
> --Chuck

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