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Subject: Re: --desoldering ic's?

From: JWBarlow@...
Date: 1999-07-31

I went the cheapo route many years ago, and bought a sucker bulb from Radio
Shack. It is almost completely useless. I'd suggest getting a RS desoldering
tool (around $8.00, I think). I've used mine for a long time with fairly good
results (i.e., not frying a lot of parts during removal). With a double sided
PCB, though, it is twice the "fun" of getting parts out. I've never used
solder wick, but I'm definitely picking some up after all these reviews!

Hey! Isn't Paul supposed to be on vacation?
John B.