This is the holy grail of Japanese-made solder removal tools!
One of the key features of this sucker is that the tip is made from a durable and flexible heat-resistant silicone, which is far less likely to deform and melt under the heat from your soldering iron. In fact, it can withstand direct contact with a soldering iron tip, up to 350 degrees centigrade. Closer proximity to the solder means a better seal, and more efficient solder removal. Better yet, if the tip does eventually wear out, you can simply replace it by cutting a new piece from the spare tube which is included with every purchase.
Aside from all that, the SS-02 feels like a high quality instrument. It's well made, and satisfying to use. Above all, it makes desoldering slightly less tedious!
Take a look at the demo video here!
|Country of manufacture||Japan|