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Vacuum desoldering station

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:41 pm
by mightyohm
Anyone used one?

Does anyone have one that they like?

I'm wondering if this would be a useful tool for the lab. I am often let-down by solder wick and my plunger-type solder sucker. They never get quite all of the solder out of the vias around every pin of a multipin component, leaving the component hopelessly stuck to the PCB I am trying to save...

Re: Vacuum desoldering station

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:14 pm
by RocketMan
Thread necromancy alert!
I am currently using a Hakko 808 gun-style vacuum desoldering tool. It works very well for desoldering small components from single layer and multilayer circuit boards. I originally purchased it to repair computer motherboards with bad capacitors and have used it successfully on a number of other projects, as well. Simple to use with adjustable temperature output, easy to clean, lots of accessories available. Not too hard on the bank account priced in the $150-160 range at some online sources.

Re: Vacuum desoldering station

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:54 am
by yello
I have a de-solder gun called S-998P and it works quite well. I bought it in China for about US$90 or so. I would buy it again.