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DIP IC extraction/insertion tools

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Kiwi, Mar 22, 2015.

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  1. Kiwi


    Jan 28, 2013
    Just wondering what you folks use to straighten and realign bent IC pins.

    Also, what do you use to insert IC's into breadboards and sockets?

  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    Welcome to electronicspoint.

    Plain old pliers, althoughthere are special tools if you have money to spare or need to rework IC pins regularly.

    Only my hands, I thinl you have a better feeling for the ICs than using tools.

    Remember to take ESD precautions (grounded wriststrap or similar) to avoid ESD damage to the ICs.
  3. Kiwi


    Jan 28, 2013
    That is basically what I have been doing, but I thought there might be a better way.
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