Originally Posted by fraz
The hot iron philosophy is good but dangerous to noobs. I have one of the Weller 80W stick irons as an emergency backup and only as a backup. You can't control the temp and if you let a noob build a pack with one, I'll bet money they overheat their cells pretty bad.
I have 3 other stations and prefer my old Weller ESD station. One important part is getting a wider tip and you don't need to get it that hot.
You can make these adjustable if you can get your hands on a lighting dimmer
No point though if you have to buy it, might as well buy a new iron