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Desoldering Braid

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64-2090

 | Catalog #: 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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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackDesoldering Braid
 
2.9

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

47%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (11)
  • Good heat control (8)
  • Heavy duty (5)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Minor projects (23)
  • Large projects (9)
  • Garage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (21), Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Casual do-it-yourselfer (12), Beginner (4), Do-it-yourself (4)

Reviewed by 62 customers

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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.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Little Patience, learning; it works fine

                        By Marcus

                        from Glendale Heights, IL

                        About Me Beginner

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Minor Projects

                            Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

                            100% novice with soldering, was using it for my first DIY project where some things went catastrophically wrong. The braid isn't the easiest to use, but does work. Took me a while to figure it out.

                            A couple notes:

                            -If your solder isn't picking up, add a little solder to create a bigger lump. Physics teaches us that surface tension of liquids is only so strong. So the more material you have, the more surface area the greater surface tension. It's this tension that will hold the glob to the braid.

                            -The braid goes between the solder and the iron. Make sure you follow the directions. Also, try not to poke holes through the braid (no brainer).

                            -Lift the braid and the iron up at the same time, or it will not work!

                            Good luck. This is a cheap solution if you need to desolder something like a logic board. Remember, a tool is made to do a set of jobs, but directions must be followed.

                            So, while my DIY project may not be working so well yet :( the braid works.

                            BTW, many of these directions are on the back of the box.

                            NOTE: about the 4 stars. It does exactly what it's intended, and advertised to do. I'm sure there are better desoldering tools out there, this tool works, but there are probably better out there.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Sticks-to-your-work-garbage-braid

                            By Chip

                            from Franklin, MA

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Poor quality

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RadioShack Desoldering Braid:

                                This is absolute garbage. It does not work at all and will most likely ruin your board and components. I plan on returning mine to RS tomorrow for a refund. I'm using a Weller iron, and I usually use MG Chemicals brand desoldering braid, which by the way actually works very well.

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