I'm in a dilemma.
Tonight my trusty old WTCPs finally gave up the spirit!
I bought it used ten years ago, and it has done good service since then.
Now the switch in the handle is finally worn beyond repair, the plastic in the handle has turned brittle and is cracking and tonight it got stuck in "on" and got pretty hot!
But should I get a new handle (the powersupply is still OK) or buy something from this century instead?
I like the old weller, but I can buy a new soldering station with electronic temperature control for less than the price of a new handle. I have considered one like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fixpoint®-Digital-soldering-temperature-fixpoint/dp/B001G2LVE0/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1367528842&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Ep5+soldering
I'm not using it all day long, rather a couple of hours a week.