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Offline johnsonad

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New soldering station
« on: January 09, 2021, 05:56:50 AM »
My Hakko 936 soldering station finally died.  It was a good station but has been discontinued. After some research, I settled on the Hakko FX-951. It's an upgraded station but at a lower price then comparable stations.  It also had great reviews from folks that solder for a profession. It's more station than I need but should be supported for years to come.
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Re: New soldering station
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 06:32:57 AM »
"It's more station than I need..."

What the #@LL does that mean!  I don't understand the point you appear to  be making!   ;)

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Offline johnsonad

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Re: New soldering station
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 06:44:45 AM »
Translated, for the work I do, a station at a third of the price would do the same.

The tip selection for this station is amazing.  Plenty of the right tool for the job options.
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Re: New soldering station
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 07:13:21 AM »
Looks like a nice bit of kit.  I have the lower model FX-888D and as you say, more station than i need..
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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: New soldering station
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 07:40:39 AM »
I saw lots of the FX-888 stations in some Nasa videos and also decided that would be adequate for my need.  Other than it being way too easy to adjust the calibration rather than the tip temperature, it's a good station.
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Offline debk

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Re: New soldering station
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2021, 04:35:35 PM »
I too have the fx-888d.  I am very happy with it

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Offline BNAL

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Re: New soldering station
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2021, 02:43:39 AM »
I’m still using a Hakko 936 soldering station that I bought for my first kit back in 2004. It was a Bottlehead S.E.X. 2.0.
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Re: New soldering station
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 04:12:25 PM »
I cant seem to kill my 20yr old Weller WESD51... I’m itching for something new but it just wont die

Offline johnsonad

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Re: New soldering station
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 02:26:54 AM »
The military movers damaged my station otherwise I would have been happy using it for many more years. Tomorrow a pair of new OPT's will arrive and the new station will get its first job. It's odd to say but I'm looking forward to it :)
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Offline BNAL

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Re: New soldering station
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 06:28:04 AM »
I would think it would be odd if your were not looking forward to a new toy.
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