Vacuum sucking pen for SMD parts

Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 in tools by Ian

A cheap manual suction pen for handling SMD parts:

Ah and wrt “suction pen” – I made the syringe with vacuum pump and it works but I don’t like it, I found then for 3.5$ a working device that does not require power and works like a charm :D I strongly suggest everyone get one

Via the forum.

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4 Responses to “Vacuum sucking pen for SMD parts”

  1. J. Peterson says:

    I tried one of these, and wasn’t very impressed. The top surface of many chips isn’t perfectly smooth. This makes the seal imperfect, and the vacuum eventually leaks away. The result is the chip randomly drops on its delicate leads at a random point in time.

    I’ve had better luck with good ‘ol tweezers.

  2. DrF says:

    I had this same pen from some Chinese site I think DX, it was ok, but as J said it would not seal properly, I think mine either had some real bad seal or was so weak it was useless.

  3. rsdio says:

    I have this exact pen, and it was worth the cost. That said, I still don’t use it because the vacuum leaks too fast to hold a part for long. The build quality is so poor that the end cap barely screws into the body.

    If someone could find one that actually works then it would be a great recommendation, even if it costs more than this one.

  4. Drone says:

    Hack one of these; hook it up to a fish tank air pump modified as a vacuum pump.

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