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Offline ErrorTopic starter

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Whats the best?
« on: March 23, 2007, 11:31:29 AM »
What would the best soldering Iron be?
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Offline JonHylands

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Re: Whats the best?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 11:57:05 AM »
Well, that depends entirely on how much money you want to spend.

The one I have is this:

http://www.action-electronics.com/wewes50.htm

That's a pretty good quality soldering iron for a hobbiest.

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Re: Whats the best?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 07:44:21 PM »
I did a lot of research on this about three years ago when I decided to get a good quality iron.  I asked a lot of people on a lot of boards and did extensive research.

The one clear fact I learned is that you want to buy your iron from Howard Electronics (http://www.howardelectronics.com/index.html)  They have one of the best selections, excellent prices, and the most knowledgable staff!

I eventually went for Xytronic 137ESD, and have been more than pleased!  I had done a fair amount of soldering but wasn't the best at it... it turned out that it wasn't me, but the cheap tool I was using!  Now I solder like a pro!
 

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Re: Whats the best?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 08:47:14 PM »
I'll echo Steve.  Right now I'm using a RadioShack fire starter.  It bites.  The irons I used in college were WAY better. 
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Re: Whats the best?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 11:03:27 PM »
I prefer digital soldering irons personaly....
this one seems like a good investment if you are going to be doing alot of soldering.
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=85

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Re: Whats the best?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2007, 07:34:55 AM »
Well, that depends entirely on how much money you want to spend.

The one I have is this:

http://www.action-electronics.com/wewes50.htm

That's a pretty good quality soldering iron for a hobbiest.

- Jon



Yeah, these are the ones we use in project work. Very nice.
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Re: Whats the best?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007, 11:34:46 AM »
Thanks, i needed a good soldering iron that could work well and save a little space.
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Re: Whats the best?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007, 07:01:22 AM »
Built in wood or plastic if ure not building a battlebot
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