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.
Xuron Corporation is so well know for our Micro-Shear® Flush Cutters that it can be easy to overlook that fact that we also manufacture a variety of wire strippers.
Applications ranging from wire harness manufacturing to factory maintenance and repair to changing a lighting fixture all require that the outer jacket of the wire be removed (stripped) prior to joining the wires or installing connectors.