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    Solder Station

    Well i'm tired of damn cheap soldering irons, and i've started to look at soldering stations. Anyone have one that they use, like and would recommend?
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    I currenty use a Hakko 937 / 937-5 ESD Safe Soldering Station. It is a bit pricey, but the wonderful ex had bought it as a gift. I also use a Weller WES51. Both are great.

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    have to check those out, thanks
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    Metcal. Damn pricey, but very nice. By far the best I've used.

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    yeah I was looking at the metcal, they are very very pricey but seem to be very full featured
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    I've been working on Weller stations for the past 6 months, and unless you manage to break off the soldering tip, these are rather nice.

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    both my current place on employment, and my previous one use Hakko... I'm sure if people in the electronics assembly use these were they are on 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, it has to say something for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never_stock
    both my current place on employment, and my previous one use Hakko... I'm sure if people in the electronics assembly use these were they are on 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, it has to say something for them.
    My first experience with Hakko was under those circumstances working with SMT operations

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    Thanks guys, i'll have to start comparing them and get one.
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    I have a Weller myself. Don't know if they are available worldwide.

    Not the most cheap units, but they are worth it (about $220 I guess). I have 2 of them, my old one got broken (heat switch didn't work anymore), but I found some spareparts so it's now working again, now I have 2 of them.


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