October 23, 2008
Last week, I became the proud owner of a Hakko 472D desoldering station. This amazing device heats up a solder joint and vacumes out the molten solder. I had been using the Soldapult large size hand pump sucker thing up until I got this thing.
This allows me to reclaim chips and other parts from a circuit board, rather than resorting to cutting off the legs. It is a work of genius. Thank You Reed!