Mr. Pinball Tip:

IC Mounting--Cleaning Mount Holes

Hold a pin against the hard solder and heat the reverse side of the board. When the solder gets hot the pin slides through the board and creates a clean hole with the shaft of the needle. The cool metal of the needle cools the solder and makes a tunnel shape of solder on the hot side of the board. Use care, a metal pin sometimes gets hot (Like McDonald's coffee) Also pins are sharp.

Dave Dixon

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