Re: Soldering station advice

Jay Bromley <jayw5jay@...>

HI Jeremy,
I have an old Weller EC2002M, must be over 20 years old now and still going
strong. I think the newer ones are made in Mexico and not sure about the
quality of those units.

Another soldering station to consider is the Hakko, have a look here:;PID=5085&Page=1 I just bought one
for my number 2 daughter, so far nothing to report as she has been too busy
to use it. Sure looks like it is built nicely and priced right. Ordered it
factory direct, the folks are super friendly there. There are some cheaper
Hakko deals out there on the web, but the latest product FX-888D from them
is the digital model with the pre-sets. One thing I like besides the
presets is the ceramic element which should last a long time.

73 de w5jay/jay..

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Jeremy Utley

Subject: [4sqrp] Soldering station advice

Hey everyone!

Looking for some advice. I want to get myself a *NICE* soldering station -
i'm sick of the little pencil irons that never seem to hold their heat well,
so I want to get something that's temperature controlled. Looking at
Amazon, I've narrowed it down to a couple of possible options from Weller:

WTCPT 60W/120V Temp Controlled Soldering Station -

WESD51 Digital Soldering Station -

I know a lot of you guys are experts at this, so if you were looking at a
new soldering station right now, which would you choose? And if you have
other suggestions, I'm all ears - but I'm looking for something that is
going to last me a long time, so I prefer to stick with the bigger brands
(like Weller).

Thanks for your input!

Jeremy, N9PH

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