Originally posted by BrainTeased
thanks guys the cheapest one there should probably do the job
but for those who use high end irons could you let me know what you have! i just wanna open my knowledge up abit to see whats actually out there and the advantages, as i would believe a instant hot iron will work a treat on assembling batteries etc..
I recently bought a Weller/Ungar WES-51 soldering station. VERY nice and VERY FAST.
And no...once you spend the money to buy a GOOD soldering station, using a "cheap" iron will be unthinkable.
The folks who say that any cheapy that'll melt solder is enough fall into one of two types:
A) They don't do enough hotwork to care.
B) They haven't ever had the pleasure of using a nice soldering station before.
Spend the money on a station. It's a tool that will serve you your whole life, is usefull for MANY other tasks, etc.