I'm getting into the world of DIY and I'm looking for a decent starter soldering gun. I have some experience soldering but that was several years ago. So I have a couple small projects coming to get back into the swing. But I used my school's equipment back then so I know nothing about the brands and quality of the different irons and sets. I'm eyeing a couple different sets on Amazon as I have a gift card. I've searched through these forums and have come up with a few different ideas, but the recommendations are all over a year old that I'd found, so I don't know if the newer stuff is any better. I'm looking to stay around $50 but I can stretch it a bit if there's sound reasoning to do so. I'm currently considering the ones listed below but I'm open to suggestions.
Any recommendations are welcomed and greatly appreciated. These will be used to start with a simple training board set, then moving onto a ThinkGeek useless box and then into the DIY amp and headphone modding realm. Thanks everyone!