Is this a decent soldering station?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by thakid87, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. thakid87

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 23, 2009
    122
    0
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    15,815
    282
  3. BMorse

    Senior Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    2,675
    234
  4. thakid87

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 23, 2009
    122
    0
    What about a fume extractor? I've read that I should really have one of those...
     
  5. Dx3

    Member

    Jun 19, 2010
    87
    7
    As an old fart, I have never used a fume extractor. I don't understand the need for them. I don't even think a small fan and a piece of foam filter will do much good. However, I have been using Weller soldering irons like that one, with a 33 watt heater, for 40 years, and my only caveat is: Use ironclad tips, they last for years. Copper tips will go bad in a matter of weeks.

    Weller is a very good brand.
     
Loading...