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Mar 15, 2006 at 9:55 PM Post #4 of 9

SHLim

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Have not use this iron so can't comment much. The last I own was a Goots, made in Japan and was quite good. Well 40w is a bit high but if you have fast hand, it will be fine. On the other hand the extra heat will be useful when you solder thick wire, like a fat speaker cable etc. If you want to DIY and have lots of project in mind, get a soldering station. If you just wanted to try out DIY, this is OK.
 
Mar 16, 2006 at 1:37 AM Post #5 of 9

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sinbios
40W's a bit high for fine electronics work... 15-30W is what you're looking for.


I use a cheap 40W iron and it works alright - and I have shaky hands.. But I agree 30W would be better.
 
Mar 16, 2006 at 1:33 PM Post #8 of 9

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Try the Hakko "Dash" 452 instead - 15W with a great sharp, pointy tip. Best basic electronics iron I've seen (I'm no expert, though). You can get some really sharp points for SMD work, too!
 

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