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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:




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What soldering iron do you use? Hakko FX-888D

  • Product Code: Hakko FX-888D
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • $96.72