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  • #18566
    Jon
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    I hate desoldering with wick or my little hand pump.  I see that they make desoldering stations that have a little vacuum built in.  I dont want to spring 250 for a Hakko.  Does anyone have experience with some of these that I’m seeing for around 100?  I build a few pedals a week now, and as careful as I am, I still run into issues where I need to desolder, and the tools I am using now just take too long.  Thanks for any advice or guidance.

    #18568
    Bruce R
    Moderator

    Before you spend big bucks, buy this: https://www.amazon.com/EDSYN-Static-Safe-SOLDAPULLT-III/dp/B011OXM496/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=soldapullt&qid=1620159447&sr=8-4

    If that doesn’t work for you, I’ll be surprised. Barry can attest to this as well. I bought him one.

    #18569
    Jon
    Participant

    Hi bruce, I have something similar, and it just doesn’t seem to get it all out, especially from the smaller holes.  Is that particular brand better than others in the same price range?

    #18572
    Barry
    Keymaster

    Yah I had a version with the blue tube and I always hated it. Then Bruce got me that one and it blew my mind. Night and Day difference to the crap one I was using. More like Mirror Universe.

    #18574
    Jon
    Participant

    Thanks fellas.  I ordered one, will report back.

    #18596
    Mike
    Participant

    I concur the SOLDAPULLT is vastly superior to the smaller kind. When I first got mine I was skeptical and was mostly amused because it’s comically large but it does work. I’m a convert!

    #18615
    Big O
    Participant

    I have a soldering iron with a built in spring loaded suction.  Works great for me and I think I maybe paid $15 for it.  There is a similar Velleman model on Amazon for about $18.

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