Through-hole desoldering (was Re: IBM 5110 - Where does the character set live? And other questions.)

Jon Elson elson at
Thu Jul 13 20:52:22 CDT 2017

On 07/13/2017 11:02 AM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote:
> On 7/13/2017 12:31 AM, Eric Smith via cctalk wrote:
>> There are also vacuum desoldering stations that use "shop 
>> air" to derive
>> the vacuum, rather than having an internal pump. I've 
>> never used them as I
>> don't normally have an air compressor anywhere near my 
>> electronics
>> workbench.
> This works very well.  The best station for 7400 type IC's 
> was a Weller vacuum desoldering station.
I have a Pace station at work with a vacuum pump in the 
box.  At home I have one with a foot pedal that contains a 
venturi vacuum generator that requires compressed air.  
These work really well.  I think the handpieces are model


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