Today I made a great purchase, my first desoldering iron.
I’d like to encourage anyone who is afraid of soldering to give it a shot. It’s not really THAT hard…even for a person like me who has trouble trying new things. It’s fun, nerve racking AND you get to buy new toys!
I haven’t done the deed yet, but just playing with the squeezy-bulb I feel sort of like the Ghostbusters when they have that lame homebrew PKE Meter at the beginning of the first movie…and they are squeezing the bulb and…wow.
God I love being a nerd.
If anyone has any helpful “before you fry a PCB you should probably know this” tips, I’d appreciate them.