Ordered a new soldering iron

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    Never heard of the brand before but that is not too unusual. It sets of a few cheapness alarms in my head but at the same time other things do not (custom LCD is nothing major but still more effort than most). A search would have them be one of the better German brands for such things, going right into the industrial side of things, and a lot of major vendors of electronics components/tools/whatever appear to stock them, often for a bit more than what you paid there.
    My biggest gripe is I went on what appears to be one of their websites and it autoplayed some sound.

    Do keep us informed on how it goes.
     
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    The station looks nice but the iron looks so flimsy. I'd be really a dubious about that plastic screw clasp for the point. I am really biased I am horrible at soldering due to large hands so I spend a lot on really quality equipment to make up for my short comings. I couldn't go back to a station after getting my cold solder.

    I wouldn't use it on anything I cared about.. but there are few no tools I am pickier about.
     
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    For the price or a bit less you could have bought a Hakko FX-888D, one of the entry level models from one of the best soldering station manufacturers (but still a really good soldering station that's good enough for pretty much anything and would last you a long time, with a myriad of different tips available)
     
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    In germany the Hakko FX-888D costs more than the one i bought.

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    I find the heat up time pretty impressive.
     
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    It's a good entry level iron. They aren't flimsy although the firmware has some strange design changes.
    You don't need to be worried about the quality of the iron, just make sure you get some extra tips and solder in different sizes.
    If this is your first temperature controlled setup then my advice would be,

    Go lower rather than hotter. Your instinct might be to crank the heat because you can but if you go too hot you will likely damage whatever pcb you are soldering.

    -Electrical engineer
     
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    I bought the 1.0mm tip and the 0.4mm tip.
     
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    Just practice on as much junk you can get your hands on. By "junk" I mean crap that you don't care about. Once you are good enough, you can use a crappy iron and do some nice soldering. Learn proper tip maintenance. Get a good solder sucker. Get a jar of Flux. Get a heat gun so you can harvest components off of old boards. Clean them m up and try soldering them back in place again.
     
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    I did mod some xbox'es with my old iron.
     
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    I've went through so many heads on my soldering iron but it's been so long I'm probably out of practice. The one in the pic will work, hell even the cheap ones can do small jobs easily.
     
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    Ersa is a high quality brand over here in Germany... Bit less known as Weller. I would say good choice if you aren't soldering every day

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    I'd personally prefer Weller.

    I currently have a weller soldering iron which I'll be replacing with a temperature controlled one in a couple of months.
    prolly end up with a reball station whilst I'm at it ;')
     
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    I ordered an Ayoue int 968+...

    If you are looking for a top all in solution I can highly recommend this one. Im more than satisfied with this device.

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    If it's got a pump on the soldering iron to suck solder away when desoldering things, I'm very much inclined to get it.
     
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    No it doesnt, but it got a noozle to suck the foam away right over the soldering tip

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    There you can have a look. Really a nice device for that bit of money[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Nand-X :^)
     
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    It arrived today and im pretty impressed by the heat up time to 360c (15secs or so) i did a 8.7v fan mod on my 360 and it worked very well i used the standard size tip and later i put the 0.4mm tip in it and it worked pretty well to fix a tsop flash wire.
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    I use 30 awg wrapping wire for xbox modding and it works pretty well. (i did solder all the connections for a aladdin xt plus 2 in 5 mins on my dead/practice xbox mobo)