What kind of solder sucker do you have? I used to have a cheap one which came with a kit I bought when I started and it was useless. I bought one of these and removing components is much easier now
solder sucker pump with innovative 'enveloping' silicone nozzle. Made in Japan. engineer SS-02 : Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Toolssolder sucker pump with innovative 'enveloping' silicone nozzle. Made in Japan. engineer SS-02 : Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Toolswww.amazon.co.uk
It still takes some patience but it's no longer an impossible task to remove a misplaced component.
A double sided board definitely isn't as easy as vero or single sided but it's definitely doable. I'll usually take a few goes but it's much easier with that solder sucker than the old el cheapo one I used to use.I bought one of these since it looks quality, arrived yesterday and today I’ve been pulling electrolytic caps out of a pedal from the mid-80’s since it stopped working last week.
that pump is unreasonably good. Pretty much clears the entire pad on the first shot, so I can just lift the component right off.
i am using it on a single-sided board though, maybe a through plated board would be tougher.
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Looks great. I actually managed to get it done with my cheap sucker and I bought 1.5mm solder wick which works beautifully without adding flux.This has been a great upgrade to the standard solder suckers. It has sacrificial/replacable silicon tips. You can suck up the solder while the iron is still touching the part. The silicone tips are very hardy. I'm still on my original tips a yr after buying it.