1. twinrider1

    twinrider1 Member

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    Why let those guitars get all the press...
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    Not having much success with the solder sucker though. Do I have to dip the tip right INTO the solder?
     
  2. John Coloccia

    John Coloccia Cold Supporting Member

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    I usually do it like this:

    1) get the sucker ready
    2) put the iron on side of the thing to be desoldered
    3) put the sucker right on the solder, preferebly with the wire in the hole if you can manage it. Part of the sucker will probably be resting on the tip of the iron...that's OK. If it's a decent sucker it won't melt.
    4) as soon as it starts to liquify, pull the trigger.

    If it's a really big blob you'll probably need some solder wick first, or you can try to get some solder stuck to the tip of the iron and remove the really massive blobs like that (sometimes you get lucky).
     
  3. Bonenut

    Bonenut Member

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    jezzzz2003 Member

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    Ive got the same model except mines white.
     
  5. twinrider1

    twinrider1 Member

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    Mine is the Spinal Tap edition. Black. None more black. :dude

    JColoccia, thanks for the advice. I've got it going now. I was hesitant to stick something plastic right up to the heat, but it worked, no problem.

    Thanks guys!
     
  6. wilder

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    I'm running the same rig myself. It's a joy to use.

    We're nerds.
     
  7. Bonenut

    Bonenut Member

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    I think the white ones are the non-ESD versions if I'm not mistaken.
     
  8. Steve Dallas

    Steve Dallas Supporting Member

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    Same one here (although I've never actually taken the time to photograph it), but I've graduated from sponges and Brillo pads to a damp paper towel wadded up and shoved in the holder. Works great and I never have to waste time looking for a new one.
     
  9. NorCalTuna

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    much better than the solder sucker is desoldering wick- I use techspray prowick in size 25. Yes, it carries a mil # and is completely indispensable.

    PS nice rig- kester solder rocks too!
     
  10. antik

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    Speaking of solder suckers. I prefer the 12 or 13 inch type. They pull a higher vacuum (or at least a higher volume of vacuum) and can be used by people with less skill such as myself.
     
  11. gururyan

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    Yeah, um...I'm going to have to give a big +1 to that. :rolleyes:
     

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