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What Is Solder Wick?

By on August 23, 2007

 what is solder wick

If you want to have clean joints between the SMD IC leads and track you need a solder wick to do the job. Place the wick on the joint or track you want to clean up, and apply your soldering iron on top. When it heats up it also melts the solder which is drawn out of the joint. If there is a lot of solder, the wick will fill up, so gently pull the wick through the joint and your solder gun, and the solder will flow into it as it passes. You need to get one if you do lots of repair work especially deals with the SMD IC’s


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  1. Amir Mukhtar

    March 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Absolutely, soldering wick can clean up all ICs tracks and extra solded soldering wire from print boards .

    Here is the substitute available and i am going to convey all repair persons.
    Coaxial wire having same type copper shell inside the shielding, which useful as solder wick substitute material.
    you can use and save money.

    thanks you
    Amir mukhtar

  2. admin

    March 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    HI Amir,

    Thanks for the tip!



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