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Published on: August 3, 2013 / Comments: None

Hacking a cheap de-soldering iron for higher performance

squeezy squeezy

Matt’s go what appears to be a cheapo Radio Shack de-soldering iron.  You know the one, with the little squeezy-bulb.  Using a solenoid and hacking a volleyball pump he’s made it a push-button experience.

The results from the video seem pretty adequate.  I would like to see the components stepped up, and a little more vacuum.  None the less it still looks easier than squeezing the little bulb on each joint.  Maybe adding a finger-tip trigger too.  I know I have one of those irons around here somewhere, I’ll have to try this hack out myself.

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