[Coco] Soldering Irons/Stations

Rob Rosenbrock bester at adamswells.com
Tue Jun 30 19:54:33 EDT 2020


I have one of the Hakko stations, and I am very pleased with it. I switched to it from a Weller station.

I just tested the temperature on my Hakko. It is set for 300 Celsius. This is changeable and also something you can calibrate. 

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> On Jun 30, 2020, at 7:20 PM, John E. Malmberg <wb8tyw at qsl.net> wrote:
> 
> ´╗┐Nathan Byrd has recommended: Hakko FX-888D
> Roy Justus has recommended: Xytronix iron from Jameco
> 
> I was looking possibly:
> 
> Weller-WLC100-40-Watt-Soldering-Station
> 
> No temp gauge, and not sure what setting to use on on the control.
> 
> Was highly rated on a review site.  And replacement iron plated tips seem to be readily available.
> 
> Also recommended by that site was:
> 
> Weller WE1010NA Digital Soldering Station
> 
> Again, not sure what temperature to use when, so not sure how useful the that is.   Notice that it seems to take different tips than the other one.
> 
> Looks pretty comparable to the Hakko FX-888D but a bit more expensive.
> 
> So how do I know what temperature to set?
> 
> Or on the first case, what dial setting to use?
> 
> Looks like more stuff to lookup.
> 
> 
> For de-soldering one article recommended getting a couple of "soldapullt" which appears to have several cheap clones for under $10.
> 
> One for primary use, and the other for backup when after a period of time it finally loses its suction.
> 
> Looks like a newer version of what I got from Radio Shack way back when.
> 
> Unfortunately it turns out the hobby budget is going to be tight this month.
> 
> Regards,
> -John
> 
> 
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