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Weller wes51 vs hakko fx888? Answered

Hi everyone. I have put up with a crappy $10 soldering iron for years now and have had enough. I want to buy a new soldering station for under $100. The two options I have looked at are the weller WES51 and the hakko fx-888.

What are your'e thoughts on each of them? What would you buy?

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David97

4 years ago

Thanks guys, if anyone has a suggestion for 230V, that is better than the hakko fx-888d adn cost + shipping is less than $150, please let me know :D

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FarmerKJS

4 years ago

Pick what would suit you best and do Google searches.

Also i saw this over to the side in the related section.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Pick-the-Best-Soldering-Iron/

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David97FarmerKJS

Answer 4 years ago

Yea, that only really describes what the different types are, and doesn't compare brands. I really need someone that has had experience with them, and can tell me what they prefer as in quality, reliability, value, etc.

Thanks for the help.

Another thing I might add is what's the difference between analogue and digital. I thought that it was just the display and interface, but some people have said that digital irons have better holding temperatures and are more precise. Can anyone explain?

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FarmerKJSDavid97

Answer 4 years ago

I'm guessing you don't have $10,000 for a Pace mbt system so. i would go with the Weller as that is the only other thing i have used aside from a pencil and it is a great station in my opinion.