Solder Vacuum

The Solder Vacuum, a great (and sometimes under appreciated) little tool for solder rework. It allows you to pull the molten solder out of a connection or via with ease. To use it you simply depress the plunger, heat up your solder, place the nozzle over the solder you want to remove and finally just push the button. The piston pops up and the solder disappears!

This solder vacuum has a black metal body with a hard plastic nozzle and buttons.

Solder Vacuum Product Help and Resources

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

September 19, 2013

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

1 Soldering

Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.


Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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  • DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM / about 8 years ago / 1

    I love playing with this, I take a small object, press down the button then launch it!

  • Member #303357 / about 10 years ago / 2

    Are replacement nozzles available for this, or would I be stuck buying another solder vacuum when the nozzle goes tango uniform?

  • Member #60510 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Is it ESD safe?

Customer Reviews

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Fantastic for removing pins

I purchased this to remove servo connector pins from a board. Takes a little getting used to, but once you do, it leaves a clean hole for the new pin.

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very useful

This sucker really works!

That's pretty neat.

This sucks up excess globs of solder with ease. Definitely a must-have for people like me who tend to create circuit-shorting solder monsters all over whatever they may be ironing together.

Doubles as a fun fidgeting toy that makes a silly noise.

Great product at a great price.

Works much better and easier than solder wick. This is a solid tool at a great price. I'm always happy to buy from Sparkfun!

Works Well

Just got this a few days ago. The days of salvaging and correcting my mistakes without a headache have begun :)

I've been impressed with how well it works so far. Feels better quality than I guessed it would be