I think someone posted a link to this product a while back. Anyway, I wanted to let you all know that my employer purchased the CSI 825A SMD Rework Station from Circuit Specialists, Inc. and I LOVE it :!: The price is excellent I thought...$199.
The airflow will not blow away surrounding components. It has a small vacuum pickup wand with several different tips. It comes with 4 nozzles that so far have been all I needed. I have removed 28 pin (or was it 32 pin) SMD IC's as well as lots of SMD resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors.
No, I am not affiliated with CSI. I just thought I would pass on my great experience with this product.