I've heard the Maplin ones aren't complete shite, but can't seem to work out the difference between these two, both called "48W LCD Display Solder Station":
I'm a bit confused as to the correct temperature to use - perhaps the unit needs calibrating (a feature available on a button) - but at the recommended 300C setting, it takes quite some time to melt and solder, even when just tinning the tip, and struggles when touching an actual component. At the 400C setting it rocks, and solder just melts and whets and flows like I've seen in the YouTube videos - but I'm worried it's too high a setting.
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