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Subject: Re: Electrolytic Cap Placement & Solder

From: JWBarlow@...
Date: 1999-11-24

In a message dated 11/21/99 10:16:27 AM, cjeris@... writes:

>(Speaking of toenail implements, has anyone else tried a big sturdy
>toenail clipper for snipping leads? I may be crazy but I think it works
>_much_ better than diagonal cutters.)

I used to use these, but had too many instances when I actually cut (broke?)
the joint off which I'd assumed was due to the clippers getting dull. Since
then, I just use those tiny diagonal cutters (which work great) but I often
think about getting those bent nose cutters designed for this purpose.

Hey! How bad is to use the old Kester 44 without defluxing -- not MOTM but
general circuits (bad, not good, great)? The only time I've seen a problem is
around hot areas on boards (after a long time) where the flux has really
flowed around other components.