Good deal on a popular low cost soldering iron


#1

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#2

I love the temperature control but its high wattage (60W) makes all the difference. Clean the tip with a bit of wire mesh, not a cold sponge (will damage the plating). If you do wear this one out, treat yourself to a cheap Hakko station to celebrate your handiness.


#3

I’ve got one of these irons and like it a lot. Spend a few bucks on a good solid stand for it, with a solder reel and a spot for your metal-wool cleaner. Being able to put the iron down or clean it without looking is almost important as having a hot tip.


#4

$60 on amazon.ca


#5

If you’re going to be doing any soldering at all, save up your ducats and get a nice low-cost Hakko station.


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