I'm aware this question may be construed as asking for advice but I'm going to venture to ask anyways. Does anyone have a good method for removing larger TO‑220 or TO‑247 packages? I typically end up cutting the legs off and trying to remove one at a time without damaging the through hole pad.
While this often works one or two times, on boards that need repair often, I end up destroying the solder pads. Maybe this could also be caused by the holes being to small to allow proper remove of solder via solder wick?