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Old 02-02-2005, 09:46 PM   #1
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I'm tried of buying the radio shack soldering irons. I think it's time for me to buy a good one. I see some people that have the solder-stations where you can adjust the temp. Where can I get one for a good price and witch one.?

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Any Hakko or Weller WESxxx series station.

Make sure the actual iron can fit a good chisel-type tip so you can assemble packs well.
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I use Hakko with station before. Very nice, but the station is heavy. If you can, get Goot CX-100BK-5C with Goot Soldering iron Power Controller PC-10. You will love it.
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I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question..

I'm tried of buying the radio shack soldering irons. I think it's time for me to buy a good one. I see some people that have the solder-stations where you can adjust the temp. Where can I get one for a good price and witch one.?

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the 936 Hakko is a good choice. if you want bling bling.. the 937 is digital. here's a link for you

http://www.hakkousa.com/products.asp?PID=936-12&page=1
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John Q: Hakko 936 w/908 iron
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OK INDUSTRIES, by far the best, absolutely nothing against, hakko(prefer their precision range for mobile repairs) but OK industrys are waseome
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I've got a Goot and a hakko 936 both are exceptional irons,just depends on how much you want to spend. I had a unger super race station that lasted me for about 8 years and I only replaced the tip and heater once.
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Where can i get a Hakko iron?
A supplier that ships international would be fine.....
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are you in norway??
is the house voltage there 220 volts?
here in the U.S. we use 110 volts.
i would email hakko and weller or go to their websites and look for a distributor in your country.
both brands are popular here in the U.S.
just get a screwdriver tip. (flat tip) at least 3 to 4 mm wide.
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Of course, i forgot. We use 230V/50Hz here........
I can get Weller quite easy here, the only problem is the price. Like $250-300 for a good station!
I'll problably mail Hakko, and ask for European distributors, as the rest of Europe use 230V.
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I'm in the US. Wow the 936 Hakko are Not cheap, thats for sure.. Does anyone know where the cheapest place to get one on-line is that is new ? Also are you going using the stock Tip or are you getting another ?

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john,
order from www.kiesub.com
they are in las vegas, nevada
also order some tips. chisel tip 3.2mm and 5mm for batteries.
i have to change tips at least once a year.
also order the kester "44" solder 60/40
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936-10 non-ESD(908 iron)
936-13 ESD(908 iron)

908 includes the 3.2mm tip.


5mm tip works great for batteries

Hakko shows some of the 936 models are discontinued.

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Kiesub is probably the best place to get the hakko,but I would opt for the eutectic solder sold on hobbytalk it works really really well and looks great when your finished.

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Yes, Hanks solder is some the best I've ever used.
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