Solder Sucker- desoldering pump

Solder Sucker- desoldering pump

  • For all your DIY / Maker de-soldering needs
  • Anti-static with replaceable nylon tip and durable aluminum housing
  • Best for removing solder from PCB through-hole solder joints
  • Ideal for use in labs, service shops, schools (STEM - steam), home and industry
  • Before there was the Maker movement, there was elenco and "learn by doing". elenco strives for quality with value to make their products available for everyone.
Anti-static solder pump with replaceable, non-stick nylon tip for all your DIY / Maker soldering and re-working needs. Solder pumps are used to clean heated, molten solder out of solder joints and contact points. They are best used when removing solder from PCB through-hole solder joints. This is for moderate and hobbiest use by do it yourself, in schools (great for use in STEM - steam curriculums ) and homes. Before there was the Maker movement, there was elenco with a maxim for learners and ho

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3 Responses to Solder Sucker- desoldering pump

  1. Felix Su says:
    58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works Great and Self Cleaning, January 6, 2012
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    Felix Su (Boston, MA USA) –
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    I was reluctant to purchase this item due to all the negative reviews. Since all the other solder suckers also have all these bad reviews, I decided to purchase this one and try it out.

    I am not certain what the bad reviews are about. There seems to be two complaints. I want to address those with my experience.

    1: Does not suck the solder off the board.

    I used this several times to repair a LCD monitor. It had no problems sucking the solder off the board. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the solder sucked off the solder point. After reading the bad reviews, I was expecting a lackluster job but it was cleaner than a solder braid.

    I can only surmise that the people who are having problems are not jamming the tip right up against the lead and the soldering iron tip. Don’t worry about burning the teflon, it will be fine as long as you are not holding it against the soldering iron for several minutes.

    2: Device Jams from solder

    Again, I was pleasantly surprised after a few solder joints were sucked clean, when I recharge the unit, it discharged a film of solder. Apparently this unit is self cleaning. Perhaps there was a problem with previous designs. My experience is that the solder is ejected when you recharge the unit.

    I think one of the problems that can cause this unit to jam is if you do not jam the tip right up against the lead, iron tip, and board. The solder is only partially sucked into the device so some of it gets stuck in the tip, jamming it.

    If this device is used properly, the solder is sucked clean off the board and then ejected after a few uses.

    Anyone out there wondering if they should buy this, I would highly recommend it. Test it out a few times before using and see how good the suction is. If it doesn’t appear as if the suction is working then the unit, most likely, has a leak somewhere. Open it up and lube the rings and you should be good to go. Use silicon lube.

    This unit works 100x better than solder braid. Save yourself some aggravation and use this for board repairs.

    Felix

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  2. Richard Kenyada says:
    119 of 131 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Never Know When You’ll Need One, February 3, 2010
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    Richard Kenyada (Atlanta, Georgia) –
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    I never thought I’d have a reason to use a de-soldering pump, but recently I found myself disassembling the power supply of an LCD TV. The TV manufacturer had placed inferior capacitors on the circuit board of the power supply and after 2 years, the TV would not turn on. After much research, I found that I could swap out the bad capacitors myself and save a ton of money. So I purchased the desoldering pump to help remove the old solder from the circuit board by vacuuming up the hot solder so that the capacitor can be replaced. Though I had no experience with circuit boards, I was able to complete the task successfully, and the TV now works like new. The desoldering pump worked perfectly, and I can honestly say, “This product sucks!”

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  3. Brian D. Poteat "brianpoteat@hotmail.com" says:
    46 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not as good as ones I’ve previously used, August 5, 2008
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    This one works ok, but I found this pump to get clogged with hardened solder easier than other pumps I’ve used. Maybe mine has a defect or something but it seems that the suction isn’t quite what it needs to be to get the solder all the way into the base. Instead it will sometimes get stuck in the rubber tip and after 4 or 5 joints will clog the tip up so the cleaner bar won’t go all the way in and you have to take it apart and clean it out to do more.

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