Heat gun desoldering overview

Mage2 writes –

“Using a Heatgun to remove/ scavange parts from old or broken PCB. I using a old hard drive as a example. You can salvage most any surfacemount, BGA or even through hole parts using this method.”Link.


  • Soldering and Desoldering – Link.
  • Soldering Tutorial – Make Video Podcast – Link.
  • It’s Learn How to Solder Month! – Link.
  • The Basics of Soldering, Photo Gallery – Link.

6 thoughts on “Heat gun desoldering overview

  1. try concentrating and targeting the heat with a pinpoint reduction nozzle – makes desoldering even easier & you won’t damage other components by accident

    only ELECTRONIC heat guns will take reducers, though, since regular heat guns would burn out due to the heat back-up

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