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Well I was soldering a couple of wires to an old laptop cooler to make it USB powered when the actual metal part of my $5 soldering iron melted off and almost started a fire. Now i'm shopping for a new iron for general usage, and am open to suggestions.
I am currently between Aoyue 937+ and Weller WLC100, and am looking for some advice or experience with these soldering irons to point me in the right direction. Am open to other products also.
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I would spend a bit more and get the Weller WESD51

for those finite mod's, those cheaper stations don't perform as well.
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budget?
    
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As beautiful as that looks, thats about triple the price of Aoyue 937+ thats $53 on amazon.
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budget?
Id say about $50, give or take $20 if worth it.
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hmm get a normal weller on amazon./
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if your as good as i am with it then a 25W iron from radioshack will do fine.
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Originally Posted by OPENbracket;12472713 
As beautiful as that looks, thats about triple the price of Aoyue 937+ thats $53 on amazon.


Id say about $50, give or take $20 if worth it.

well.....i've used a bunch of different ones in my life, but honestly don't buy anything lower than $100 and even then they're meh.......i saved up and bought a Hakko......very expenssive but worth every penny.......if you solder ALOT smile.gif
    
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well.....i've used a bunch of different ones in my life, but honestly don't buy anything lower than $100 and even then they're meh.......i saved up and bought a Hakko......very expenssive but worth every penny.......if you solder ALOT smile.gif

My hakko is definitely my favorite. My cheapo radio shack iron works, but if you will be using the iron much it is worthwhile to get a good one.
    
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I'm putting in my vote for the Hakko 936. I love mine. Don't support the knock-off brand (Aoyue) unless you absolutely have to.
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post #10 of 11
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Thanks for all he input, ill just guy another cheap soldering iron for now (alot lower watt this time) and will keep an eye out on the prices on the Hakko stations
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