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on 9 July 2012
Well someone walked off with my desoldering pump from years ago and I was kind of shocked at the current prices of a replacement in the high street. I saw this one at a low price with the word "aluminium" which sounded like my old one which was indeed all aluminium (solid cast or extruded tube) except for the tip, the release button and the plunger top. It was a nice solid tool.
Well I was kind of shocked on openinig the packet as this one does include some aluminium but only in the piston cylinder section which is as thin as it can be to save costs, the part beyond the release button is thin blue plastic. Thin enough to be translucent and somewhat bendy. It was one of those "you get what you pay for" moments. but in fairness I have to say it works, it does desolder but it is not one I would bother looking for a replacement tip for. A disposable item at this price. I will not be upset if this one walks.