How to remove parts from tape?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Razor Concepts, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Razor Concepts

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Oct 7, 2008
    I have some components that were on tape when I bought them, and getting them out of them is a pain. Are there any easy ways to do this?
  2. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    I clip the leads, leaving a portion in the tape. If they're LEDs, be sure to keep the anode (+ lead) longer.

    If you're determined to keep the full lead length, then you could try pulling the components from the tape, and using "Goo-gone" to remove the adhesive. Solvents such as MEK are too strong, and tend to dissolve the components and/or markings, as well as poisoning you. :eek: