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I accidentally bought one of the lengthier versions of the PTH08080 and was wondering if it is possible to just grind and or cut the pins off to make it shorter?
 

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Sure. If I remember correctly, those are only soldered in and can be taken out quite easily. Might he wrong though.
 

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The pins do come out of the PTH08080 if you desolder them, but the ground pin takes a lot of heat to remove.
 

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The pins do come out of the PTH08080 if you desolder them, but the ground pin takes a lot of heat to remove.
I can second this, I've done this to quite a few, and they do come out with a LOT of heat, probably around 450c-500c, the ground pin takes an especially long time to heat fully. I recommend adding some lower temp solder to the pins to help em come out.
 
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