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soldering iron advice. Answered

It has become apparent in my that a soldering iron is my next necessary resource/skill. Wondering what I am looking for in a good one, or any tips on what other people use. The use will be arduino circuit building. thanks  



5 years ago

I like an adjustable iron. Sometimes you have some heaver piece you need to solder, such as a switch hold down onto a pcb and it takes more heat for that. Plus it has hot air gun that can be used soldering/unsoldering for surface mounted components and heat shrink tubing.
I don't know if this kind i am showing in my picture is available in your area, but i only paid $67 USD for it new.


Make sure that it will be easy to find tips for your soldering iron. Also, for circuit building a 30 watt soldering pen is enough.