Desoldering braid (finely braided copper coated with flux) is an excellent product for removing solder. Simply heat the solder with your soldering iron until the solder reflows, touch the braid to the molten solder and in a few seconds the solder has “wicked” up the braid. Sounds good – until you realize that the copper braid is conducting the heat upward and your fingers are burning. To solve this you use much more braid than necessary simply to keep your fingers far enough away from the heat — wasted braid equals wasted money.
Using the Xuron® WickGun™ braid dispenser allows you to enjoy the function and convenience of desoldering braid along with the extra benefit of being able to work quickly (with one hand) as well as eliminating burned fingers and wasted braid.
Each WickGun™ Braid Dispenser comes with one cassette (15 feet, 4.6 meters) of desoldering braid. You have a choice of four braid widths, 035”, .060”, .076” and .110”. Cassettes are interchangeable and replaceable.
The WickGun™ Braid Dispenser is molded from a durable static dissipative plastic so it is safe to use in conjunction with an ESD program. It is also REACH and RoHS compliant.
The WickGun™ is manufactured by Xuron Corporation in the USA.
Please contact your local Xuron Corporation Sales Representative, or Authorized Xuron Distributor for an in-house demonstration.