Post up your Soldering Iron or Stations

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Dr.killjoy, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Dr.killjoy

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    Ok Guys lets see what you guys use for soldering and please post why you choose that brand ....



    Thanks
     
  2. PackratKing

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  3. inwo

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    Hako-936

    And this for smt and lead free.............................

















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  4. #12

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    4 Wellers. A pair of 33 watt heaters with different tips, a 100/140 two speed gun, and a 200/260 two speed gun. Because they last a long time and the corporation is stable enough that I can expect to be able to buy parts for a long time.

    I would feel disappointed if I bought a soldering kit and couldn't buy a new tip 10 years later.
     
  5. inwo

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    The blue one and gun are weller.

    Soldering type and control just isn't a big deal for me. If it gets hot it works!

    But then I don't do much smt.

    Now desoldering, I'd like to see some discussion.

    Denon SC-7000 served me for years with little maintenance.

    Some just have no pride in there work station.:(
     
  6. DerStrom8

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    I just have my 25(?)yo Weller temp-controlled iron and a cheap RadioShack pencil-type. My Weller has two tips--A larger one for regular soldering and a very fine one for SMD soldering (though for SMD I find myself needing more and more magnification as the years progress :p)
     
  7. Metalmann

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    Here's what I use for precision soldering.....


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  8. MaxHeadRoom

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    SMT proves a bit of a challenge though. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. #12

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    I haven't seen one of those since the 1950's!:D
     
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