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Old 28 November 2014, 15:23   #20
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Originally Posted by xArtx View Post
It's a no-no to break solder by pulling it for breaking the resin. It's supposed to be cut if you have to.
It would be more an issue for surface mount.
I was taught to solder by people who have been in the industry for decades and they ALWAYS pulled it apart.

I don't see how pulling it apart would affect the rosin core inside the solder. If doing surface-mount work, you should be using a liquid flux anyway.
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