solder sucker?

I remember using 'solder suckers' in the past (looked like a turkey baster with a big spring loaded inside). are those still in use by anyone? if not, was it just not as good a system as wick, or did the noise annoy eveyone? just curious if you had an idea or opinion.

Thanks for the solder lesson...nice and concise

btw--future edition idea: "How to use solder for eyeglasses repair"

randofo16 days ago

They still make and sell them. I personally find them less reliable than desoldering braid. Some people swear by them though. I found those devices to often create more problems than they solve.

The best solution is to not mess up in the first place. ;)