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Engineer SS-02 Solder Sucker
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- Innovative Silicone Nozzle allows closer placement to soldering iron tip (therefore better suction & better solder removal)
- Compact design allows easy one handed operation
- Withstands direct contact with soldering iron (350C Max)
- Highest quality construction & components used
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 15.3 x 2 x 2 cm; 18 Grams
- Date First Available : 21 March 2018
- Manufacturer : Engineer
- ASIN : B002MJMXD4
- Item Model Number : SS-02
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This desoldering pump is at the cutting edge of solder removal technology. The flexible heat resistant silicone tip allows the the nozzle to come into direct contact with the soldering iron without damage and allows the nozzle to 'envelope' the solder joint. This dramatically improves suction and therefore less solder residue remains after each press/action. Easily disassembled for quick maintenance. The ss-02 comes with a one spare silicone tube which can be cut to yield several fresh nozzles.
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After using it quite a few times I get where the critics come from: the molten metal stays stuck in the silicon tube and just behind. It means that unless there is very little metal to remove, you need to empty it after each use. However... It really slurps hard. I removed 'carrots' of metal more than 1cm long regularly :)
I'm not sure it's a bad thing: the metal does not get stuck far inside and I seldom have to open it - I just remove a lump of metal after each use, directly from the mouth. A bit awkward maybe, but much, much more efficient than the classic pumps I used before. This thing really removed a lot of metal each time, and it's the most important in my view. I haven't had any issue to clean it - sometimes I squeeze the silicon tube to crush a bit the solder and make it easier to remove by hand (hard to explain).
So far the silicon tube is still intact, despite de-soldering quite a few things with it (scavenger here). I think I will not need to use the spare for a long time.
Yes, I think it's really worth it. Orders of magnitude better than the cheap ones.
What I like about this one is the solid construction out of aluminium means it's got a good build and is airtight at the necessary joints. The really secret with this, though is the silicone tube on the end. You can press this on to your solder joint at the same time as your iron making a nice seal around the joint and suck the solder cleanly off. It works well, unlike the cheap generic ones where the plastic tip melts if you touch it.
So far I've used it to unsolder switches from a mechanical keyboard and and other through-hole components.
You can simply push the solder back out by pushing it down past the point it clicks into place.
If like myself you've replaced other tools with Engineer brand, you'll already know the built quality to expect.
If you must use a solder sucker, and you don't want/need to invest in a de-soldering iron, get one of these.
I have been passed large amount of 30+ years old Spectrums and commodores to repair in my spare time, but my solder sucker has fallen to bits, so I was looking for a replacement, when I came across this one.
I was a bit reluctant due to it high price tag, but at the same time I wanted something a little better than the norm, as the cheap solder suckers can be very annoying to say the least.
Anyway it arrived this morning, on opening the package I was shocked at how small this thing actually is, I was thinking no chance that something that small would not be any good on a 30 year old double sided board.
I powered up my old Antex 25w soldering iron, with the intention of just trying to remove a single 16 pin dil ram chip.
I learned very quickly that my old method was not going to work with this thing as the tip is very easy to squash, anyway I found that if a heat up a solder joint then bring in the solder sucker and just touch it to the board with no pressure it worked. (It’s true that the tip will not melt using a 25w iron anyway).
Anyway after doing all the legs I was not expecting any of them to actually be free, so imagine my shock when the chip practically just fell out, this never happens on these boards even with an expensive desolder stations.
Anyway I was that impressed I went on to remove all 8 ram chips without a single track or pad lifted (A bit overkill, but socketing the full ram is worthwhile).
Yes I had to resolder a couple of legs and try again, and some legs had to be manipulated a bit with the tip of the iron.
This thing so far is the best solder sucker I have ever come across, yes as others say it does clog a bit from time to time (just like any solder sucker) and a couple of times I had remove the silicone tube / tip and poke it out with a cocktail stick.
Yes of course just like any desolder tool if you accidentally have a leg that is not free and apply to much force when removing a component a track could be lifted. When removing chips from double sided board one thing you will need is lots of is patients.
Overall I am finding it hard to fault this thing, after using it for a few weeks I will report back if I have any problems, but I do think that will be unlikely.
The ZX Spectrum that I used this thing on is now repaired and loading a game whilst I am writing this.
The functionality of a solder sucker is simple - but this tool does the job admirably with its silicone tubing nozzle. The nozzle forms a much better seal around the solder-joint than equivalents with hard plastic nozzles, and included is a 50mm length of spare tubing (which I reckon would be enough for 5-6 replacement nozzles). I used it for a few hours and there is no visible degradation of the original silicone nozzle though.
Perhaps a little pricey for a solder-sucker - BUT I believe that I will never need to buy another solder-sucker again so I feel it is worth the premium of this product.
Works really well - desoldering takes less time = less heat stress to solder pads and board.
Relatively expensive compared to other brands of solder sucker and more than some soldering irons.
The plunger isn't shrouded which some have considered an issue but not for me as yet.
It is quite smooth and really well made from machined metal - can be difficult to grip at some angles - but not really much of an issue.
You do have to evacuate aspirated solder every couple of goes to keep the device functional.
Supplied with one length of silicone tubing to replace the tips - probably enough for five replacements.
Spare tubing can also be bought from Amazon.