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Old 06-29-2004, 01:16 PM   #1
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Soldering Station or Iron

I'm tired of buying cheap soldering irons from RadioShack. Wasted 4 already. Its time to buy a good one. I have my eyes on Weller W60P Soldering Iron $65, and Hakko 936-12 60W Soldering Station w/Iron Holder (ESD Safe) $85. Very hard to decide. Soldering Iron is easier to carry around and won't take up too much space. Station have more feature, but do I need them?
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Old 06-29-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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it really depends.....either way will be good....

ive also gone through cheap irons...like 6 i tihnk until i got a good one..

right now im using a 70w Goot (px242) from japan....excelllent iron with ceramic element takes 20 secs to heat up with very good recovery.

ive also used a hakko station of someoneelses (9XX) cant remember and it was very good aswell

u dont relly need alot of functions as long as youre just using it for motors and batts i tihnk.

if its 20 dollars difference id get the Hakko but its larger in sixe....so u decide but either will do
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I'm thinking about Goot too, but don't know who selling them.

Well, I might just get Hakko for ESD and ceramic element feature.

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In the long run get a soldering station tips usually lasts longer. Weller SP40 is an alternative (much better than the cheap radio shack or unknown branded ones) The weller sp40 has a very large chisel tip. The bigger the tip the better the heat transfer. It'll last as long as you turn it off after use.
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I use a Hakko 936 station with a 908 iron.....

Works great!
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Old 06-29-2004, 01:43 PM   #6
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I have bad luck with wearing the craiyp out of the tips on my wellers...

That is why I want to go to Japan someday....They have all sorts of cool swag like that iron. Plus, I could live off of sushi
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I got my TQ-95 mine from www.bomir.com. Best $35 I have spent so far. It idles as 15w but can get up to 150w if you press the button on the handle. There are better models from Goot but I am happy with the TQ-95.
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I'm thinking about Goot too, but don't know who selling them.

Well, I might just get Hakko for ESD and ceramic element feature.
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I just got that $85 Hakko 936 - It absolutley rocks! Best investment I have made (tool wise).
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:56 PM   #9
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This Goot Variable Temp Controlled Soldering Iron look awesome. No need station.


http://www.goot.co.jp/ENGLISH/catalo.../PX201_401.htm

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I have question about Watt and Temp. Getting confused?

Two different soldering irons have same temp at 480deg C, one is 28W and other is 60W. What is the difference? Both have same temp.
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I use a Hakko 936 station with a 908 iron.....

Works great!
Yeah, This setup works great for making batteries, soldering wires, ect.
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for a hakko 936 go to www.kiesub.com
but the 936 they sell comes with the lighter duty 907 handle.
i have had it for two years.
kiesub also carries the larger screwdriver tip. 3.2mm and 5mm
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Thanks for the link. Better price than ebay.
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iroda portable one using butane is nice. plug out the tip and u have a 1000 plus degree blow torch
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iroda portable one using butane is nice. plug out the tip and u have a 1000 plus degree blow torch
Lol, why would you need that anyway?
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