It did a nice job neatly removing even high pin count chips. All I did was blast the chip with hot air for a minute or two, then rap the board on a hard surface, and the chips fell right off. Even BGA packages, chips with thermal pads soldered down, connectors, and power transistors with heatsink tabs. It made short work of all of 'em.
I also got a rain of smaller parts I wouldn't normally bother to salvage, right down to teeny little packages I'd have to pick up with tweezers (Picture taken with an ancient 55mm Micro-Nikkor lense I picked up on eBay for $15).
I am quite satisfied with this little beast. It does a lovely job at melting whatever I point it at.