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Sep 02, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Got it thanks Also got these for 11 bucks http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:L:OC:US:3160
Not expecting much for 10 tips for 11 bucks, but who knows they should work for a while.
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Sep 02, 2012, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by koo29
Read the first post for tips

Go to ebay and search for hakko 936. And yes, you will be able to solder virtually anything with this if you got the skills.
Unfortunately, the eBay chisel tips are located in China so it's going to take a while to get the tips in. Great deal though on the soldering unit!
Sep 04, 2012, 02:30 PM
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I know its already super cheap, but has anyone gotten any Buddy Codes for this yet?
Sep 04, 2012, 02:35 PM
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How would that 60W iron be any better than this 180W Gun that is on sale for $11 at Harbor Freight?
http://www.harborfreight.com/180-wat...-gun-4328.html
Sep 04, 2012, 02:48 PM
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I think those huge irons are too powerful, while this one is for more delicate work than we do. That one is for heavy work and arts and crafts. I am new to good soldering tools and am surprised to see all those wires going to the iron, maybe those are for temperature control?

Yep, just checked the reviews. Not too good and there was a comment in there about this not being for light work.
Sep 04, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by pilotfrank
How would that 60W iron be any better than this 180W Gun that is on sale for $11 at Harbor Freight?
http://www.harborfreight.com/180-wat...-gun-4328.html
I have this HF one and it's good for working on the car or heavy-duty soldering, but at noted for IC boards or smaller work a pencil-type iron, with adjustable temp ideally, is much better to work with.
Sep 04, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 4*60
How 9.50 shipping. I have a. US account and they want $30. ?
OK final stage shows 6.79 shipping so their system is weird.
I was going to order this iron, but I can't get shipping any cheaper than $13.30 USPS ($14.90 UPS) HK has some of the strangest shipping prices I have ever seen
Sep 04, 2012, 04:43 PM
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I've been looking for a good soldering station for a while, i'll be picking this up for sure. Thanks!
Sep 04, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by flameout00
I was going to order this iron, but I can't get shipping any cheaper than $13.30 USPS ($14.90 UPS) HK has some of the strangest shipping prices I have ever seen
HK shipping charges just are not subsidized, it's the real cost. I find other sites from overseas cost more. I know this one is from USA warehouse, but that's the real cost . Shipping aint cheap!
Sep 05, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by flameout00
I was going to order this iron, but I can't get shipping any cheaper than $13.30 USPS ($14.90 UPS) HK has some of the strangest shipping prices I have ever seen
You're on the entire opposite side of the continent, so you will get the highest rates. I came up with $13.30 as well to me in CT. Even with the slightly higher shipping, it's still a great deal.

The shipping is about right on, the weight is 3.8lbs, plus a bit for the box and packing, so figure 5lbs total. I get $12.70 as the Parcel Post price on USPS.com, that's close enough to not feel ripped off.
Sep 05, 2012, 10:57 AM
chuck
just a fwiw to those who dont know. never clean the tip and turn it off, this leaves the tip unprotected and pitting starts. i always turn it off and add a small amount of solder to the tip. the tips will last forever if u do this.

chuck.
Sep 05, 2012, 11:08 AM
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+1

And buy one of these to clean the tip, works MUCH better than a wet sponge
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=21261
Sep 05, 2012, 11:36 AM
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BY GRANTHARS HAMMER - WHAT A SAVINGS.
I think it's "Grapthars" hammer.
Sep 05, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by McCleary.11
I know its already super cheap, but has anyone gotten any Buddy Codes for this yet?
I got like $1 off from the combo price. Rcsearch.info and go to the buddycodes and stuff. Pretty sure the don't give a buddycode on this since it's so cheap anyways
Sep 07, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Okay, got the goods today (ordered 2). The build quality is lower than my Hakko 936. Mostly more plastic sections whereas the Hakko has more metal. The sponge tray is more like a tray as well. Haven't used it yet so I don't know how well it operates. Just my initial impressions. For $15, if it heats up quickly & the temp selection works as it should, there won't be any complaints here.


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