A. Desoldering is a method of removing solder (or excess solder) from a pre-existent solder joint, using a variety of available tools or equipment. Some of the tools available include solder suckers, vacuum pumps and desoldering braid. Desoldering braid is braided copper that, when heated, pulls melted solder into it through a process called capillary action or 'wicking'. This natural wicking action is improved because of the flux on the braid. It is usually supplied on a spool or in a
A. American Beauty Dri-Wick Desoldering Braid contains a water-white rosin flux formula, which protects the copper braid from oxidation and speeds the wicking action without leaving any contamination behind.