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Old 12-15-2003, 06:52 PM   #1
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What's the hot solder iron to buy nowadays. It needs to have a big enough tip to solder up cells. Thanks. R.W.
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Old 12-15-2003, 07:25 PM   #2
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I love my Hakko 936.


Got mine from there. $70 is not bad at all.
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Old 12-15-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Hakko 936

I recently picked up an 936 from keisub as well and couldn't be happier with it. The only thing I would recommend is picking up the 5.2mm chisel tip for it. Hakko part number 900M-TS3/P . The tip that came with mine was a 2.6 and it just didn't transfer heat quickly enough for me. The 5mm tip makes a world of difference.

If you are looking for something cheaper I also own an old Ungar(now called Weller) chisel iron that has served me very well. I think you can pick one up for around 20 bucks or so.

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Old 12-15-2003, 07:47 PM   #4
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This is what I use.


It's inexpensive and really does a great job.
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:35 PM   #5
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That's the Hako 936 with a different name and cable for the iron Randy. I love my Hako as well.
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:48 PM   #6
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got to love the goot


cant beat the price
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:55 PM   #7
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Hako 936, is worth every penny you pay for it.
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:53 PM   #8
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action-electronics...with the normal stuff before and aft. They have the Weller WES51 for 99.99 with a 20 dollar rebate (that might have expired by now) it is the replace for the Ungar Race Stations and you can not burn it up and the tips won't freeze to the heating element.
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Old 12-15-2003, 10:42 PM   #9
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Count mine as another vote for the HAKKO 936.... just make sure you get the one with ESD (electro static discharge protection) It's worth the extra coin... not that your likely to fry your electronics without it, but why take tha chances!!!

Besides it has a cool black case and not the cheesy white one.....

BTW- I am gonna order one of those rebadged Hakkos to keep in the house from circuit specialists..
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