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Old 12-25-2007, 10:54 PM   #1
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what kind do u have
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:21 PM   #3
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if you do a alot of solder work or many packs of batts just go ahead and get the hakko 936. u can get them new for around 85 bucks and if ya look hard used for around 50. they last forever and work so good.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:22 AM   #4
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Hakko's are the best and there tips last forever.
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what kind do u have
can u give me links
The Hakko stations are nice but I have been rocking Weller for years back to when I used to do circuit board work for a job. I currently have two digital ESD stations that are a bit older. One is an EC2002M in way better shape than this one:
http://www.ecrunch.com/images/listin...002m_front.jpg

The other is an even older EC2000CESD with a black case that rocks and I usually take that to the track.

I have been looking at upgrading though and this one has caught my eye:
http://www.cooperhandtools.com/brand...c=037103215475
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I have the Radio Shack Soldering Station. If I was still racing onroad electric I would have just plunked down the $100 on a Hakko but since I'm not the $50 that I paid (It was on sale when I bought it) was much easier to justify. It works well but it has a few little quirks that get to me - I might be able to resolve them if I read the instructions but the biggest is that as of right now it doesn't store the temp setting so every time you turn it on you have to set it again to whatever temp you use. Since I solder at 750 usually I have to set it up from its default base of 350. It gets old . . .

Aside for that it works fine. It heats up quicker than the 3 Wellers I had been using previously and tips are plentiful.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:12 PM   #7
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the hako 936 is really nice,but there is a knock off of it thats cheaper,i dont know any link's
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I use old weller soldering guns, thay are the best in my opinion, they get really hot too. Oldies but goodies.
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has anyone used the cheaper hakko knock off how are they.
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the hako 936 is really nice,but there is a knock off of it thats cheaper,i dont know any link's
I have one of the knock offs and it does not get as hot as the hakko, it looks identical too it but its not as good. The handle also gets VERY warm when using it. I wouldnt recommend it, It is good for everything other than soldering batts where the lack of heat really shows.
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I have a Hakko 936 solder station. Works real nice and had it for years. I recommend em to others.
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i am now carrying hakko soldering irons with an awesome RC skin. its the 936, three different colors to choose from. check them out.

http://www.bulldawgrc.com/ha936sost.html
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http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/7307
heres a link to a similar station to the hakko about 1/2 the price
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heres a link to a similar station to the hakko about 1/2 the price

This is the link to the iron i talked about in my post above, It is cheaper but you get what you pay for,it DOES NOT get hot enough to do batteries but will solder most things well enough to get by, guess batteries arent really an issue anymore though with lipo's haha
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sometimes spending a few extra dollars pays off. i have had great feedback on these and i personally have one also. great soldering station.

http://www.bulldawgrc.com/ha936sost.html
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