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Re: Need advice on a good soldering station

Post by Rasputin » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:28 pm

Engineer SS-02 solder sucker for the win. Non-melt, flexible tip. Nice amount of suction. Easy to disassemble. Durable. Way better than the cheaper plastic solder suckers you're likely to encounter.

If you're looking for solder wick / desoldering braid then be very careful with the brand. A lot of brands are just total junk. I've had pretty good results with Chemtronics.

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Re: Need advice on a good soldering station

Post by synthRodriguez » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:38 pm

The Weller WESD51 is an industry-standard workhorse.

Digital display of temperature, good quality, not too expensive. Had one for years.

Around $140 at Home Depot.

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Re: Need advice on a good soldering station

Post by jxalex » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:14 am

just look my previous message
part12studios wrote: The one other questions in this that i'd ask too is i hear about "solder removers" what is a good one?
jxalex wrote: especially SOLDER WICK (to remove the tin)

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Re: Need advice on a good soldering station

Post by part12studios » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:19 am

Thanks for all the great feedback folks! I haven't taken the plunge yet on a soldering station mostly because now that i have a price range for what a good one would be and what to look for in a good one, I don't have an immediate need to solder anything, but when I do I know what to buy thanks to your insight!

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