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Soldering Station Recomendation
« on: February 05, 2013, 12:58:43 PM »
Looking for a recommendation on brand/model for a soldering station.  Just looking to do some kits and repair work.  Don't have a ton of money to spend, but at the same token want to get something that is going to last and work well, I am sick of the $10 radio shack soldering irons....  Don't want to be limited, ideally would have a heat gun and de-soldering but that is likely out of my price range, really just looking for a good all-around iron that a.will work well and b. will last more than a couple uses.

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Re: Soldering Station Recomendation
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 04:43:35 PM »
I bought one of these when the Jeep needed wiring work done. Built a few E kits with it and it works great
http://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FX888-FX-888-Soldering-Station/dp/B004M3U0VU
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Re: Soldering Station Recomendation
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 11:38:49 AM »
I like the Hakko, lots of good reviews.  Was leaning that way, but now one of my other friends is trying to talk me into this
http://www.amazon.com/Updated-Aoyue-Digital-Soldering-absorber/dp/B006FA481G
a bit more money, but lots of extra functionality......

Haven't decided which way I am going yet.

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Re: Soldering Station Recomendation
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 05:06:57 PM »
Of you want to try mine come by and take it for a spin.
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