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Soldering Stations - what you have pros and cons

Discussion in 'Handy Tools & Equipment' started by AussiePhil, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. logandc99

    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

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    Horray! Soldering iron station finally arrived ( took a month). Now time to have a play......um I mean do some serious soldering.
     
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    Yay logan, I just recently got new tips as well, It was only about $15 for new iron & tips for the station :)
     
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    Did you get those from the same reseller on Alliexpress or somewhere else?
     
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    My opinion is that combination tools are much less than the sum of their parts. :(

    If you need a hot air tool (for heatshrink), buy a paint stripper gun for $25.

    If you need a simple power supply, buy a 30V 3A unit for $95.

    If you need a soldering iron, there's many in the $50 - $150 range that are reasonable for hobby use.
     

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