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  1. Pexy

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    Hello guys. I am planing to buy a solid build long lasting soldering station.
    My budget is around 50 US$.
    I would apriciate if you could give me some examples.
    Thanks
     
  2. Colin Mitchell

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    Either a soldering station or an adjustable iron for $12.00
     
  3. dorke

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    I would recommend a Weller soldering station like the WECP-20 but for your budget you will be very lucky if you can get a used one...
     
  4. Pexy

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    no thanks too cheap sounding
     
  5. Colin Mitchell

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    "no thanks too cheap sounding"

    What a stupid, ignorant, thing to say.

    I had Weller irons 50 years ago. They are rubbish.
    Look at a previous thread about Weller irons and all the problems.
     
  6. Pexy

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    Sry i didn't want to ofend you or something i just had couple cheap soldering irons and they have all failed so it doesn't sound real that a 12$ soldering station would be any good
     
  7. Pexy

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    Ok so do you have a cheaper solution
     
  8. dorke

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    Sorry I don't ,as they say you get what you pay for...

    Despite the other opinion you heard here.
    Weller is a top brand with excellent products as I found out myself for many years of using it.
    Personally I do have the WECP-20 soldering station and it is a workhorse that didn't fail me for many many years.

    You can try an Hakko-936 it should be cheaper,
    but beware of Chinese fakes.
    I have no personal experience with it.
     
  9. Colin Mitchell

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    A temperature controlled soldering iron is just as good and costs a lot less.
     
  10. Pexy

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    Thanks apriciate it
     
  11. Pexy

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    Ok i will concider them too
     
  12. sureshot

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    I know this isn't a solder station, recently I invested in an Antex Gascat 120 its cordless flexibility is amazing. The tempreture range is adjustable but limited, so not as much tempreture differential as a solder station. But I've built a few circuits with it now, and the cordless freedom is amazing. I get 2 hours run time from a fill up, it uses lighter fuel. Even if you get a solder station, a gas iron is a really useful addition to your soldering tools.
     
  13. Pexy

    Pexy

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    I already own a butane soldering iron but thanks
     
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