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Desoldering Braid

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64-2090

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Product Summary

Your source for soldering products.

Desoldering braid removes solder quickly and easily. Just press the braid onto the connection with a hot iron and the solder wicks up into the braid.

  • Removes solder quickly and easily
  • 5-ft. long
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Disclaimer: California residents: WARNING: This product contains, or when used for soldering and similar applications produces, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects (or other reproductive harm).

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  • 1 x Spool (5') Desoldering Braid
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackDesoldering Braid
 
2.9

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

49%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (12)
  • Good heat control (8)
  • Heavy duty (5)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (22)
  • Poor heat control (12)

Best Uses

  • Minor projects (24)
  • Large projects (9)
  • Garage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (21), Avid do-it-yourselfer (15), Casual do-it-yourselfer (13), Beginner (4), Do-it-yourself (4)

Reviewed by 64 customers

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4.0

Awesome product

By Rod

from Montana

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • High quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Minor Projects

    Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

    I used this product to remove the capacitors from a circuit panel on a TV. It took me a couple of tries to figure out the best way to use it but it worked well once I got the hang of it.

     
    4.0

    Worked for me

    By FredW

    from Millis, MA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

          I used this product to remove solder from a mini-switch contact (hobby use). Performed as expected. I am definitely not a pro at this sort of thing. Suggestion: use patience!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Works with flux, useless without it

          By Tall Steve

          from North Alabama

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Minor Projects

              Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

              If you don't have extra flux on hand, you're gonna have a bad time. This braid does not come pre-treated. Otherwise, it works fine.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Works pretty well

              By Stball

              from Martinsville Indiana

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Removes Solder

              Cons

              • Hard To Use In Tight Spac

              Best Uses

              • Open Areas

              Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

              The desoldering braid works well when you have room between terminals. In tight spaces it is a little tricky.

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Doesn't work

              By Nickname

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Garbage
                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

                  Product doesn't work as advertised. Absolutly no flux in the ribbon.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works As Advertised

                  By Happy Father & Son

                  from Beverly, MA

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy
                  • Quick

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

                      Despite some of the low and negative reviews I purchased this item as I needed to remove some soldered in batteries for my son and replace them. I'm happy to say this product worked exactly as described. I did follow some other positive reviewers who said to put some flux on the joint first. The braid absorbed the old solder and left a clean joint, couldn't be happier. I had more problems doing the actual resoldering than I did with the desoldering. Again this product worked perfectly.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Don't Get the Bad Reviews.

                      By MetalRob1986

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Works

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Soldering

                        Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

                        I don't know why this has so many bad reviews. Tried it out myself the other day, works flawlessly.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        RTFM.

                        By The IndustrialPhreak

                        from Omah,NE

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Good heat control
                        • Heavy duty
                        • High quality

                        Cons

                        • Requires Common Sense

                        Best Uses

                        • Garage
                        • Large Projects
                        • Minor Projects

                        Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

                        Not for the average user, if your soldering pcbs you really need to know what your doing. Add a little flux while before trying to use this to remove solder and make sure your tip is nice and clean.

                        You can do this with a damp sponge or try a high grit sand paper on your cold soldering iron tips to knock oxidation etc off. all in all make sure you RTFM!

                        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        worthless

                        By dyran

                        from mpls, mn

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

                            Conducts almost no heat. Best used as scrap copper.

                            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Messed me up for years

                            By Will

                            from NYC

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Poor quality

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

                                Doing light soldering work for xbox controllers, arcade sticks and other miscellenous things I bought this as it was a required staple in a soldering kit.
                                For years I thought I was just horrible. I would go to great lengths to get things right the first time, because unsoldering was my nightmare.
                                Years later I find out it's because of this desoldering wick. It had no flux on it at all. Now that I know more and understand the need for flux, this is horrible. I was applying too much heat to my boards, poking holes in the braid. even tried getting solder molten and scooping it up with this braid. Best technique would be to try and pull up to get the solder to make stalactite spike shapes, then clip it with a wire clippers, and repeat until gone.
                                Watching youtube videos of how this stuff is supposed to work blew my mind. Watching solder climb onto the wick and suck up like a sponge.
                                not what this does.

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