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Subject: Re: Soldering

From: Christopher Jeris <cjeris@...
Date: 1999-12-17

> d) Do not use the lead clipper as a lawnmower
> I have seen more than one instance where the leads have been trimmed almost
> flush with the pcb.
> THIS IS NOT GOOD, What you want is to NOT CUT INTO THE SOLDER, just trim the
> lead.

I do this accidentally sometimes, then I usually remelt the blob of
solder. Should I give up and replace the offending component instead?