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Best Solder Station for the Money Hakko FX951
If you are just getting into electronics repair and are thinking of saving a few dollars and getting a cheaper Brand from China or elsewhere, do your self a favor and save time and money and buy this product. I know from experience and buying a cheap one at first, you will get frustrated and wonder what you are doing wrong and get very discouraged and may want to even give up. That's where I was until I did some research in some great forums and decided to order the Hakko FX951 from TEquipment for a very great price I might add. I received my Solder station and 2 of the tips I ordered within 7 days. I had to wait a few more days to get the 3rd tip and a thermal coupler for my Rework Station. I was like a little kid on Christmas when it arrived and opened and setup the unit right away. It was very easy to setup the only bad thing was the instructions for settings could be better. The first thing I wanted to try was cleaning a motherboard after I lifted a graphics chip. I was so Impressed with how much better the solder station worked than my Chinese version. It holds heat great and with these Hakko tips solder wick just glides along and doesn't stick. I also did some soldering on very small parts and loved how comfortable the handle is to hold and use. The cord is very flexible and doesn't kink and twist like my old one did.
I recommend this Hakko FX951 to anyone getting started or wanting to upgrade to a better solder station, its well worth every penny I spent on it.
In closing I know the page describing the unit states it doesn't come with a tip, they should charge $12.00- 16.00 more and let you choose between a few tips because unless you are buying this as a replacement, you can't use it without a tip.
Thanks TEquipment & Hakko
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