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

jim stephens jwsmail at
Thu Jul 13 19:26:45 CDT 2017

On 7/13/2017 4:50 PM, William Sudbrink via cctalk wrote:
>> That was my experience with Weller and Pace, they clogged way too
>> fast and you had to wait for the glass to cool to clean them.
There was a toolkit that Weller supplied with very high temp probes.  
They cleared the head.  you only should have needed to deal with the 
wool in the glass maybe once / day.


The seller is showing the same sort of kit we used with the DS-100. 
However I don't know what it has to do with a torch.

Also I've not touched any lead free or small lead tools.  This is 
strictly from many years ago, with 7400 large parts and minis.  I'd have 
to study and take a lot of advise to touch anything now.
> That's part of the "beauty" of the SX-100 (90 and I think 80 as well), they have
> disposable cardboard traps.  The 100 series tips have also been redesigned.
> I have not had one clog yet.
> Bill S.
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