and the tip was a few dollars
Spend a little more and get a combo unit.http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=x-tronic+4040&_sacat=0&_odkw=x-tronic&_osacat=0&_from=R40This is what I am using these days.
I use this iron. It works well enough for me.https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10707
Thanks. What about the cord? My cheap iron has developed a memory so it can only be picked up and set down a certain way or it will twist and threatens to drop to the floor or burn me.