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Pin Removal Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000092839D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adsmond, RT: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Combined pliers and heater 1 enables pin 2, soldered to printed circuit board 3, to be readily removed. Tool 1 comprises a first jaw 4 having hole 5 adapted to receive the pin to be removed. Jaw 4 has grooves for receiving a heater wire 6 which heats jaw 4 to thus heat any pin 2 contained in hole 5 and melt the solder. Tool 1 also has a jaw 7 provided with a tip that fits into a hole in jaw 4 so as to engage any pin 2 in jaw 4. Thus, by placing jaw 4 over a pin 2, allowing the solder to melt and gripping the pin by squeezing the handles of the tool together, a pin can be readily removed.

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Pin Removal Tool

Combined pliers and heater 1 enables pin 2, soldered to printed circuit board 3, to be readily removed. Tool 1 comprises a first jaw 4 having hole 5 adapted to receive the pin to be removed. Jaw 4 has grooves for receiving a heater wire 6 which heats jaw 4 to thus heat any pin 2 contained in hole 5 and melt the solder. Tool 1 also has a jaw 7 provided with a tip that fits into a hole in jaw 4 so as to engage any pin 2 in jaw 4. Thus, by placing jaw 4 over a pin 2, allowing the solder to melt and gripping the pin by squeezing the handles of the tool together, a pin can be readily removed.

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