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Reviews Categories | Tools & Test Equipment for the amateur radio work bench | Hakko 808 Desoldering Station Help

Reviews Summary for Hakko 808 Desoldering Station
Hakko 808 Desoldering Station Reviews: 12 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $175.52 from
Description: High-end desoldering tool for any serious builder
Product is in production.
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KC1MK Rating: 5/5 Jan 13, 2003 21:01 Send this review to a friend
Only way to desolder!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought a Hakko 808 desoldering station about a year and a half ago, and I wouldn't want to do without it now. I don't do an extensive amount of desoldering, but this works so well that it was more than worth the money. In addition to doing the job well, it is easy to clean and well made.
WA4FOM Rating: 5/5 Jan 10, 2003 23:02 Send this review to a friend
It can suck the fillings out of your teeth  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This tool, albeit quite expensive, has to be the
final word in desoldering tools. This rather
menacing weapon has to be the love child of a
soldering iron and a Hoover vacuum cleaner.
With one hand-held tool you can heat a solder
joint and slurp the solder out of that joint
until it is as clean as it was before the
component was originally installed. You DO
have to be careful; as I have discovered (and
as the manual points out), you can suck the
solder pads right off a PCB if you don't
exercise common sense. If you do ANY serious
rework (or just have little patience for those
wimpy little solder suckers as do I), buy it.
Your renewals for ulcer medications and the
bill at the liquor store might very well decrease.
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