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

Mark Whittington markwhi at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 14:14:53 UTC 2021

Are we stuck in a time loop? :)

On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 8:24 AM Bob Shuster via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> I'm looking for a recommendation for a new soldering station.  I think
> it's time to retire my 40+ year old Archer soldering pencil - that I've had
> at least since I built my first TRS-80 Model I expansion interface, maybe
> longer!  I'm looking for compact, with an auto-off feature, temperature
> controlled, and a variety of tips.  Is this pretty much every current
> station?
> 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

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