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Axel87

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Looking to get my hands on a Desoldering station. Working with mostly through-hole so I don't think a hot air is what I'd be looking for.
A single sucker gun or gun w station.
Not looking to spend alot, under 150?
If it needs work, could be open to that as well.
Hope someone out there has an extra lying around!
Thanks!
 

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It might be worth telling us approximately where you are because we have members all over the world.
 

Axel87

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Sorry- forgot that bit.
Located in Grand Forks, ND. 58203.
 

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Heat board with regular iron, give board quick snap on table, solder flies out of the holes :) Or heat up with hot air, turn board over and do the same thing, the chip and solder will fly out :)

Yep, these are cheap Asian copies but I have used these things for years, they work exceedingly WELL for the money...

http://www.circuitspecialists.com/thsudest
 

Axel87

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Interested in that station!
Thanks for the link, probably get one soon. Seems like a fair price!
Anyone else have experience with this unit? Hold up well and are efficient?
 

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I have a very similar looking SMD rework station.

The soldering iron died after I had it turned up full for a while to de-solder something that was on a massive heatsink. But used for rational things it worked well. I can get replacement parts, but I have another temperature controlled iron that I'm using right now. (hint: get spare elements when you order one -- it's a lot cheaper than getting them afterwards)
 

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Thru-hole? I have never been let down by the beauty attached. Do I get laughed at sometimes? Maybe. But I find these are particularly well suited for cheaply made PCBs in which the annular rings are easily torn off by some of the more 'fancy' desoldering stations.

$28 from McMaster... Solder Sucker
 

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Six_Shooter

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Thru-hole? I have never been let down by the beauty attached. Do I get laughed at sometimes? Maybe. But I find these are particularly well suited for cheaply made PCBs in which the annular rings are easily torn off by some of the more 'fancy' desoldering stations.

$28 from McMaster... Solder Sucker

Same thing I use, though I've paid less for my two solder suckers. (One for home and one for my portable tool box).

Eventually I'd like to get a proper desoldering station though.
 
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