can you reccomend a solder station?
harrybissell at prodigy.net
Sat Jul 22 20:23:31 CEST 2000
I use and old Ungar "Imperial". No control at all. About 40W. I have an old
and use a triac dimmer circuit to put it in "idle" when I'm leaving the bench
for a while.
I guess I'm just used to that. The tip is about a 1/8 chisel. I would not
for SMT but it works (for me) otherwise. I have been soldering with this rig
30 years... if practice counts for anything....
I'd recommend that you buy a very available model, from a stable
that you buy a LIFETIME worth of tips. Buy 20 or so. These days, the tips and
manufacturer will be long gone before your station wears out !!! So beware. I
a spare element for my imperial, a spare cord and about 6 tips left... so I'm
flust for another 10 years or so (big 1/8" tips do not wear out very
H^) harry (my opinion only !!!)
Hess Hodge wrote:
> Alologies if this has been covered before... (anyone know where the
> archives went? I have been trying to find them...)
> I am in need of a new soldering iron... Here is what I have found on the
> web, and my initial impressions:
> Weller EC1002 : Very nice, temprature controlled, expensive ~$250
> Weller WES50 : temprature controlled, newer model, less expensive ~$100
> Weller WTCPT : change tips to change temp, ~$150
> Weller WLC100 : cheap-o, temp controlled, ~$50
> Hakko 936 : nice looking, temp controlled, never heard of brand ~$150
> So, can anyone recommend a specific iron for DIY work? Is the Weller
> WLC100 too cheap? Will I be unhappy with it? Is the Weller WES50 any
> good? etc etc etc... Let me know your impressions... What are you using?
> Also, does anyone have an old iron (in good shape) that they would like to
> sell to me???
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