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What Makes A Good Solder Joint

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Examine what is a good solder joint
Too little solder on the board
Too much solder on the connection
Desolder by banging board on edge to jog excess hot solder away

Banging the board on the table to clear excess solder is a new one on me. Before I found out about desoldering tools in the form of pump action solder suckers I used to use a toothbrush. Heat up the solder with the iron then brush the molten metal away from the joint. Yes the molten solder went everywhere but it left the leads and pcb shiny clean.

Lots of leeway on solder joint quality
Stuff all components then solder or do it one at a time



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