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vr6rafal
06-10-2009, 01:38 PM
i'm in need of a new soldering iron and curious what's everyone using, which one do you like?

blackburgpchelp
06-10-2009, 02:40 PM
I just got an Aoyue 968 (http://www.amazon.com/Aoyue-968-Digital-Rework-Station/dp/B000HDG0AO) from this vendor on Amazon. I thought the price was really good, and I'm extremely impressed with the quality of the machine. The hot air reflow makes desoldering the jack and removal much simpler (though you have to be careful.) The iron has a very precise feel to it. It uses Hakko tips, so replacements are no issue.

So far I've been extremely happy with it. Better than the little Weller station I'd been using.

-Rance

vr6rafal
06-10-2009, 03:12 PM
This looks very nice machine. I have something similar, hot air-rework station, but I already broke 2 soldering irons, handles broke-off, and I have yet to try the hot air to remove dc jack.

NYJimbo
06-10-2009, 03:18 PM
I just got an Aoyue 968 (http://www.amazon.com/Aoyue-968-Digital-Rework-Station/dp/B000HDG0AO) from this vendor on Amazon. I thought the price was really good, and I'm extremely impressed with the quality of the machine. The hot air reflow makes desoldering the jack and removal much simpler (though you have to be careful.) The iron has a very precise feel to it. It uses Hakko tips, so replacements are no issue.

So far I've been extremely happy with it. Better than the little Weller station I'd been using.

-Rance

Yeah, the Aoyue line of stuff is really good. I got the 2702a+ which also includes a desoldering gun, which makes very quick work of most through hole desoldering jobs. Like you, I have a weller station and its good but doesnt seem to handle ROHS solder or deep/wide through hole work very well.