[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Looking for recommendations on new soldering station

RETRO Innovations go4retro at go4retro.com
Tue Aug 3 20:44:00 UTC 2021

On 8/3/2021 3:35 PM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 8/3/2021 10:12 AM, Bob Shuster via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>  I'm looking at the Hakko FX888, or maybe the less expensive X-Tronic 
>> 3020?
>>  Mainly I repair or modify vintage electronics, but occasionally modern
>>  stuff where I need a finer tip and less heat.
>>  Thoughts/recommendations?  Thanks.  - Bob Shuster
>    You can't go wrong with the good old Weller WESD51.
> Mike Loewen                mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology                http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/

I think everyone should have a WES/WESD51 on their tool shelf.  They are 
awesome, built like tanks, easy to train on, simple, work well, 
portable, and you can feel OK loaning out.

I love my metcal 500, but it's not leaving the bench.


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