Just starting out and I know I will need a reliable soldering iron. Which one do you use? What wattage do you recommend as a minimum? Thanks
Weller WTCPT.They are $140 on Amazon.
Paul - what kind of weller are you using that has a transformer in the wand? In the ones I'm using, the transformer is in the base, and we've never had any failures of that - only broken wires, and one case where (for reasons unclear) the magnetic temperature control mechanism was getting stuck. Took it apart, saw no problem, reassembled, and it hasn't misbehaved since.
Please don't spend $91 on the hakko gizmo