lewis1 - 4:22 pm on Nov 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
Remember also that if you keep submitting too many reconsideration requests, after a while they are no longer looked at manually and they just start ignoring you. Matt Cutts said it in a video recently.
He also said the disavow tool could take weeks to kick in.
My question is though, if you are removing all of the links, why not just scrap that domain and start with a new one? It's much easier to get a new domain ranking these days than it used to be.