When recapping a set you cannot always remove the old lead from a tube socket terminal safely. I cut the old lead as short as possible and then try to create clearance for a new lead by inserting a small diameter dental tool while heating the terminal. I found that it works most of the time.
Post subject: Re: Dental Tool Opens Space In Terminal
Posted: Dec Sat 31, 2016 4:06 am
Joined: May Thu 26, 2016 5:17 pm Posts: 117 Location: Puget Sound, WA
I use a toothpick to widen the hole while heating with a soldering iron. Just place the toothpick over the terminal with a little pressure, start heating the terminal and the toothpick will punch right through. Works every time for me. Solder will not stick to a toothpick.