[Coco] Soldering Irons/Stations

Dave Philipsen dave at davebiz.com
Wed Jul 1 22:06:27 EDT 2020


I can vouch for Weller too. Good quality, durable.



> On Jun 30, 2020, at 7:56 PM, RETRO Innovations <go4retro at go4retro.com> wrote:
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> ´╗┐On 6/30/2020 6:13 PM, John E. Malmberg wrote:
>> Nathan Byrd has recommended: Hakko FX-888D
>> Roy Justus has recommended: Xytronix iron from Jameco
> 
> I can recommend the Weller WESD51, which I have used for many years.  It's about $100-$150.00.
> 
> I'm not necessarily recommending this unit for a first buy, but my main unit is a Metcal MX500.  it has a much smaller pencil grip, as the heater is implemented in a different fashion (not sure how, but I know it recovers far faster when soldering large areas). It's a more expansive unit, and much less portable, but I can recommend.
> 
> I will say lots of Hackko and Weller units out there and I think they are both awesome units.
> 
> Jim
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