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mrdove500

Should I get this?
Is it good, also does it have flux on it?
What do you guys think I should get?

I wanna order it in 15 minutes :P So fast answers would be nice.

This is what I was talking about:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TechSpray-1813-5F-Desolder-Braid-210-5-3mm-Pro-Wick-Red-6-Braid-AS-5FT-/390592502050?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5af1209922

polymorph

A quick google, found it on Mouser's page, and there found a datasheet:

http://www.mouser.com/catalog/specsheets/180-122-h7.pdf

Yes, it does have flux in it.
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mrdove500

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Jul 30, 2013, 04:34 am Last Edit: Jul 30, 2013, 04:36 am by mrdove500 Reason: 1
Is it no clean flux? And how do I clean flux? off a pcb? C:
Also should I get it?

runaway_pancake

rubbing alcohol and Q-Tips
"Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"
When all else fails, check your wiring!

mrdove500

Do you think it is worth to get?
Thanks for all your fast replies!

runaway_pancake

It can be useful.  There's a kind of art to that.
Sometimes I use wick, sometimes I use a "sold-a-pult" (a/k/a a "solder sucker")
"Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"
When all else fails, check your wiring!

runaway_pancake

That particular brand is very good.
"Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"
When all else fails, check your wiring!

polymorph

Well, it is $4.15 each plus shipping from Mouser, or $7 shipping included from that eBay seller. I consider Mouser more reliable, and flux does age. For the small difference, and assuming you can put together a bit of an order for Mouser, I'd go with Mouser. But that's me.

When I bought some recently, I just bought one big roll of solder wick.
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polymorph


It can be useful.  There's a kind of art to that.
Sometimes I use wick, sometimes I use a "sold-a-pult" (a/k/a a "solder sucker")


Often I use both. A solder sucker (I also use the Sold-A-Pult brand) to remove most of the solder, and sometimes I must follow up with solder wick.

As you say, it is an art; when you've been doing it for a while, you get a feel for which should be used and when.
Steve Greenfield AE7HD
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mrdove500



It can be useful.  There's a kind of art to that.
Sometimes I use wick, sometimes I use a "sold-a-pult" (a/k/a a "solder sucker")


Often I use both. A solder sucker (I also use the Sold-A-Pult brand) to remove most of the solder, and sometimes I must follow up with solder wick.

As you say, it is an art; when you've been doing it for a while, you get a feel for which should be used and when.


it's free shipping for me.
Cause I live in USA

So it's a bad wick to get?

runaway_pancake

"Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"
When all else fails, check your wiring!

mrdove500


pwillard

Yes, I use it as well... but... I use it FAR less than I use my "sucker"  (sold-a-pult)

fungus

I sometimes use it for excess solder.

It doesn't remove enough solder to let a component drop out of a PCB (which a sucker can do).

No, I don't answer questions sent in private messages (but I do accept thank-you notes...)

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