[dorkbotpdx-blabber] Best Value in a Temp Controlled Soldering Iron?

Scott Dixon scott at dixons.mailworks.org
Sun Nov 7 18:10:27 EST 2010


If you need something quick, Frys carries Hakko, which I think are pretty highly rated for relatively inexpensive irons.  Norvac is a Weller dealer.  If you are willing to wait for mail order, there are several Chinese copies of Hakko which are generally pretty good and less expensive.    
-scott
On Nov 7, 2010, at 2:52 PM, Jim Larson wrote:

> My faithful Weller of over 30 years just gave up the ghost. I recall some "consumer reviews" that folks have offered in Blabber regarding irons they've purchased recently. What's the current hot tip (ignore weak humor ;)}   ) on temp controlled irons?
> 
> Thanks for any suggestions. I need something real soon since I was in the middle of fixing Ward's H-Bridge for his robot.
> 
>                                   -jim
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