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a newbie question about the soldering station.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Garye, Nov 22, 2014.

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  1. Garye


    May 31, 2014
    I am new as electronic hobbyist. In fact, I am working in software industry. But, recently I got drawn into electronics design and decided to buy my own soldering station. I checked a few soldering station review sites. This one recommends Hakko and Weller. I heard Weller before but I have no personal preference. I would like to know what is your opinion on it. I should go for Hakko fx888 or Weller wesd51? Thank you very much for your time.
  2. KJ6EAD


    Aug 13, 2011
    I use a Hakko 936 at home. It's the predecessor to the FX-888 even though they look different.

    I use Weller WESD51's at work.

    Performance is similar but I'd opt for the Hakko because it has a higher wattage, a better iron holder and it's handpiece (FX-8801) doesn't eventually melt like the Weller PES51 does.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
  3. Garye


    May 31, 2014
    That is what I heard from my friend. Appreciate the input.
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