can you reccomend a solder station?

Paul Schreiber synth1 at
Sat Jul 22 15:47:45 CEST 2000

I use the EC1002 everyday, but for 18 years used a WTCPT. This is what I
tell people to buy.
And they should only be ~$100.
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Paul S.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hess Hodge" <hess at>
To: "Synth-DIY" <synth-diy at>
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2000 2:22 AM
Subject: can you reccomend a solder station?

> Hello,
> 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???
> Thanks,
> Hess

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