Okay, so I figure my el cheapo iron is dying and I am about ready to replace it. I've done some googling and there's so many irons to choose from. I want one that heats up quick and is good for small electronics like pcb boards. Ideally I don't want it to run off of butane but I'm open to convincing if they are that great. Although with my current iron I like to just plug it in when I start working and use it when i need it which is several times in an hour of working. Thanks for any advice!
I recently bought a Goot soldering station and it has been a really great investment. Heats up in 30 seconds, has a pencil like iron and is temperature controlled.
I went with the Hakko fx-888 after reading about it :) im satisfied with it,
I was going to recommend the Hakko FX-888, but I see that you read my mind and picked one up.
kd7eir: I was going to recommend the Hakko FX-888, but I see that you read my mind and picked one up. :D
Yah, I love it. So far, it's great for woodburning. Gets a nice dark char mark at 900 degrees Fareinheit (sp?).
I need to upgrade as well... I have my eye on a Weller WD-1M with a WP120 iron, but in the likely event I can't afford it, I'm willing to settle for an Antex 690SD :)
If you have the 90 bucks for it. Buy a Hakko FX-888. I love mine! ^_^
Where did you end up purchasing your soldering station, Hakko FX-888?
At Fry's. They have a store near my work but not in every state. You may have to go online sadly, maybe you can find one other than the American version which is yellow and blue and childish looking ;P