IC Insertion and Extraction Tools
Integrated circuits (ICs, chips or microchips) are delicate, not to mention valuable. So if you have to insert or remove an integrated circuit from its socket, you need to do so using extreme caution. IC insertion and extraction tools are designed specifically for these two purposes, allowing for quick, safe insertion or removal of ICs from computers, electronic devices and other equipment that use microchips. These tools are typically designed to insert or extract chips with a specified range of pins—for instance, 8 to 24 pins, or 20 to 128 pins. Computer repair specialists and electricians are the most likely to use these tools, but if you’re comfortable working with electronics, find the tool that works best for you. Zoro also features a variety of connector tools for other types of insertion and removal tasks.