Cheapest hot air rework station currently worth buying?

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Joe Stavitsky

Joined Apr 5, 2020
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I went over this and it's very helpful, but it's over 5 years old and he says the unit shown if not for professional use. Anyone I could look at today?

Preferably from Amazon, I have a lot of pickup locations around and in my experience they have the best warranty.

Thanks so much

Joe
 

Ian0

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Joe Stavitsky

Joined Apr 5, 2020
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These two are identical:
They're on Amazon, but sadly at twice the price, and I can't see anything matching the appearance. I _really_ don't feel like dealing with an overseas supplier for that sort of thing.

It's all rather confusing. For instance, here is a piece with over 2x the power at half the price. The only explanation I can think of is that the temp setting is inaccurate. Could I test it with a laser thermometer, perhaps?

ETA Unless I should assume there's something fundamentally wrong with the PSU, in which case I have 30 days to find out about it.

Thanks so much

Joe
 
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