Toothpick Your PCB

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A bag of tricks and instant hacks that may come in handy when doing electronics

rogeorgeRoGeorge 09/06/2015 at 17:420 Comments

A wooden toothpick can clean the solder from a hole.

Melt the solder, keep the solder iron on the pad, then stick the tip of the toothpick into the hole while removing the solder iron from the pad. The wood will change it's colour, but the same toothpick can be used many, many times.

It works especially well for single sided through-hole PCBs.