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FX-888D Soldering Iron : https://amzn.to/2KZwEOc
599B Wire Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2J9jEIE
I get asked at least once a week by email or YouTube comment what soldering iron I use so I thought I'd just share.
I use a Hakko FX-888D. I bought it ~4 years ago used from a guy who quit modding and it replaced the iron that was built into my Aoyue 968A+ that I still have and like a lot. It has a huge library of possible tips, and digital temperature control. I run my iron around 470C, which is hot but I work fast. Beginners may want to try starting around 350C and moving up 30C at a time until it feels right to you.
Before the Aoyue, the first decent iron I'll admit to buying was this Stahl Tools SSVT iron. It's a bit slow to heat - but the variable temperature is a must so you can dial in to what works best for you.
If you're looking for a cheaper option, it's only $28 on Amazon now and I think it'd serve a beginner well.
Here's a shot of my personal station:
What soldering iron do you use? Hakko FX-888D
- Product Code: Hakko FX-888D
- Availability: Out Of Stock