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Hakko FR-300 Handheld Desoldering Tool

 
Hakko FR-300
Catalog #: FR300-05/P
         
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Handheld Desoldering Tool Kit

Features

  • Compatible with Lead Free solders
  • Made in Japan
  • Includes storage case and maintenance accessories
  • New N50 Series Desoldering Nozzles optimize performance
  • Easy to Clean solder recovery chamber minimizes maintenance and reduces waste
  • Fast Release tool for the Quick Change nozzle system
  • Closed‐Loop Sensor integrated heating system for improved thermal performance
  • Ergonomic grip design to minimize stress on yourhand and wrist
  • New pump design that lowers vibration and noise but improves vacuum pressure and flow
  • Easy to use adjustable temperature control built into the handle
  • See the Question and Answer Section for answers to many common questions!
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Hakko FR-300 Handheld Desoldering Tool Kit

The FR-300 Desoldering Tool puts the performance of an industrial desoldering station into a compact and lightweight hand tool that can be used on the workbench, or in the field. This new tool incorporates much of what you have been asking for - A longer than normal power cord to provide the extra reach, Integrated power switch to turn the tool off when not in use, and a Quick Change nozzle system.

Parts Name

Hakko_FR-300_Parts

The new HAKKO FR-300 Desoldering Tool and Kit is an improved version of the older HAKKO 808 Desoldering Tool that brings the performance of an industrial soldering tool and puts it into a compact and lightweight hand tool. The HAKKO FR-300 also incorporates the features that users have been asking for - a longer power cord, and integrated power switch, and an easier way to remove the nozzles for cleaning and/or replacement.

The HAKKO FR-300 uses a new pump system that requires only a single cylinder that can generate more suction flow that the previous 808 Desoldering Tool but is better balanced and positioned within the tool to reduce vibration during use. The higher power heater incorporates a closed-loop sensor feedback system that provides improved temperature control and recovery. The new heating element also incorporates a new quick-change nozzle system that allows the nozzle to easily be removed for cleaning and/or replaced with a simple 'click'.

The grip for the HAKKO FR-300 has been improved by making the shape more ergonomically friendly while retaining the same canted forward design as the 808 Desoldering Tool that minimizes stress on the user’s wrist when in use. The grip also has an easily accessible temperature control dial with temperature indications embossed into the grip and dial. There is also an integrated power switch to turn the tool on or off at the back of the grip, and a heater activity indicator LED in the front of the grip.

The filter pipe on the HAKKO FR-300 has also been improved, providing a grip area on the pipe itself that is cooler to the touch when it must be removed to clean out the collected material or replace the fitlers. The HAKKO FR-300 also comes with an improved carrying case that securely holds the tool and protects it from damage when transporting, and the case is made with specifically designed cavities to hold and store the various maintenance cleaning pins and drills as well as the simple holder and quick change nozzle tool.

What's In The Box

  • FR300-05 FR-300 Desoldering Tool
  • C5000 FR-300 Tool Case
  • C5003 Iron Holder (Simple)
  • B5015 Quick Change Nozzle Tool
  • B5017 Filter Pipe (installed)
  • B5016 Aluminum Pre-Filter (1 installed / 1 replacement)
  • A1033 Ceramic Filter (1 installed / 2 replacements)
  • B1087 Cleaning Pin for ø1.0mm Nozzles
  • B1085 Cleaning Pin for Heating Element
  • N50-04 ø1.0mm Desoldering Nozzle (installed)

Specifications

Hakko FR-300 Specifications
Model FR-300
PartNo. FR300-05/P
Power Consumption 140W120V
Temperature Range 350°C-500°C(660°F-930°F)
Tip to Ground Resistance <2Ω
Tip to Ground Potential <2mV
Temp Stability & Accuracy MeetsorExceedsIPCJ-STD-001
Heating Element Ceramic
Motor Output 14W
Vacuum Source Single-cylinderDiaphragmPump
Vacuum Pressure 81kPa(610mmHg/24in.Hg)
Suction Flow 11L/min
Safety Approval met
Weight(w/o cord and case) 0.52kg(1.1lb.)
Reach 1.8m(5.9ft.)
Nozzles N50Series
Standard Nozzle N50-04(ø1.0mm)
Dimensions (w/ocase) (LxWxH) 210x49x226mm
(8.3x1.9x8.9in.)

Hakko FR-300 Product Specifications Summary:
(for full specs please see the full specs tab or the data sheet)

Soldering Equipment/Desoldering Equipment/Rework Stations Template

Watts140 Watts
Temperature Range Min350 C (662 F)
Temperature Range Max500 C (932 F)
ProgrammableNo
Vacuum PickupNo
Ports/ChannelsSingle
Air FlowInternal Pump
Built in PreheaterNo
Built in Board HolderNo
Tweezer OptionNo
Hot AirNo
Applications (Desoldering)Surface Mount, Through hole
Soldering/ DesolderingYes
ESD SafeNo
BGA CompatibleNo
Hand Piece StyleGun
Self Contained Hand HeldYes
Type (Desoldering/Rework Equipment)Both, Desoldering, Rework

Test Equipment General Attributes

Unique Features*Quick Change Nozzles
*Fast Thermal Recovery
*Low Vibration and Lower Noise
*Temperature built into the handle
Warranty1 YEARS
Warranty Details1 year internal power supply 90 days external components
Power Supply Voltage120V 50/60 Hz 
Safety ApprovalMET
Data Logging What's This?No
Product Weight3.4 LBS
ECCN NumberEAR99
HTS/Schedule B Number8515.11.0000
Country of OriginJapan

Reviews

Q & A

Q:  What is the difference between the Hakko 808/Kit and the new Hakko Fr-300 Desoldering Iron?
A: The FR300 has a longer power cord, intergrated power switch, an easier way to remove nozzles, as well as a number pump.  The new pump has even more suction than the pump on the older Hakko 808/Kit.  It seems impossible but the best handheld desoldering tool just got even better.

Other minor changes the the grip was overhaulded to be more ergonimic.  The piple filter has a spot where you can now grip it to remove it.  This makes the unit easier to clean.  The case is also upgraded a bit to to hold all the accessories for transport.

Q:  Are the A1000 series tips that were used with the Hakko 808-Kit compatible with the FR300?
A: The A1000 tips are not compatible with the new FR300.  The nozzles that are compaitible with the FR300 is the N50 series tips. 

Q: What tip comes with the Hakko FR300?
A: The unit coms with the N50-04 1mm Desoldering nozzle.  This tip is preinstalled on the unit.

Q: I see in some documents that there is a Part number FR300-05 FR300 and FR300-05/p.  What are the differences?
A: These are all the same.  The model number is FR300.  The offical part number is the FR300-05 and the Hakko FR300-05/p means the unit comes in retail packaging.  These are all the same unit.

Q: Is the Hakko FR300 220V?
A: No the unit sold in the USA is 120V only.  You need an inexpensive voltage converter to use with 220V power.

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Hakko FR-300 Customer Reviews

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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
David
Location: CHARLOTTE NC US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Works Great

This desoldering gun is a big time saver and works great. I also give TEquipment 5 stars, as they had excellent phone customer service and got the order shipped out right away.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Chris F.
Location: Rutherfordton NC US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

FR-300 works great!

Works great! Fast, fast, fast! Easy to clean and really good suction. Took components off of an old DSL modem and other old boards, didn't take long at all. So much better than a suction desoldering tube. Makes desoldering through-hole components so easy. I'll never go back to solder wick, squeeze bulb suction, etc. This thing has already paid for itself in reclaimed parts and time saved.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Frank Moscowitz
Location: Clifton Park NY US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

What did I ever do without this tool?

I've been repairing audio related electronics for 10 years, and up until recently had always gotten by with the solder wick and manual solder vacuum pump for my desoldering needs. With a couple of big recapping jobs on the horizon I ordered the Hakko FR-300, and HOLY COW am I glad I did. This tool is an absolute must for any high volume desoldering work. It saves time AND effort, and I haven't lifted a trace since I started using it. Cleaning is super easy, the included cleaning tools get the job done quickly. Do yourself a favor and get the full kit with the stand and extra tips. Worth it!
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
R.Brown
Location: Asheville NC USA
Recommended: Yes

Desoldering-Pins Antique Radios

Works great for desoldering tube socket pins on antique radio. Often the solder is heavy on these pins so it saves a lot of tedious work with solder wick.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
miguel
Location: compton ca usa
Recommended: Yes

perfect

works perfect .. nice piece of equipment
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Bob CEC
Location: WESTMINSTER CO US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Hakko FR-300

This tool works great.. But I would strongly suggest ordering the different size tips to go along with de-soldering tool.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: MOUNTAIN VIEW CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Essential

This is a must have for anyone doing even just light rework. Works as advertised, and has the same high quality I expect from Hakko-made tools.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Gregg
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Hakko FR-300 Love it!

This has made troubleshooting electronics faster for me. Now when I need to desolder one lead of a component to test, no problem. Fire up the Hakko and go to work. Buy the other nozzle sizes. Having the right size nozzle on it makes a difference. Money well spent.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Detimothy
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Great field and bench tool

What can I say with a little practice and learn curve this one has it for portable use
I would recommend getting the larger tip and another size to your own needs had to remove some transformers and heat sinks from double side threw holes other components was a snap. A little trick with heat sinked transistors on center lead I found putting a little dab of flux on the side of a board at the contact point wait for a little cloud of vapor then push the switch made it faster and cleaned nicely with out having any retry's.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
RICHARD HARTMAN
Location: TWIN LAKES ID US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Stop wasting your time, and just buy it!

If you do ANY rework at all, you need this tool. Even at home. I've used hollow-tip solder suckers in work environments but never figured it was worth having one at home. But I finally got tired of poor performance from the old manual spring-based units and took the chance on this one. WOW... I wish I could recover all the time (and destroyed PCB's!) that I wasted by not buying this sooner.

Seriously - spend the money. You'll thank me.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
IDEngineer
Location: Twin Lakes ID USA
Recommended: Yes

Awesome. Goodbye, spring-loaded solder sucker!

These seem expensive for what they do. I've used them in the past and sure, they're great, but hey - why not just get by with a $10 spring loaded solder sucker?

Answer: Because this unit SUCKS! And that's a GOOD thing! There is no substitute for clearing PCB through-holes; you can flail around with the old spring suckers and waste lots of time and risk damaging the board, or you can grab one of these units and do a far better job in far less time.

Seriously... if you do much rework at all, stop thinking about it and just spend the money. It will be worth it the very first time you use it.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Christopher Blatt
Location: BROWN CITY MI US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great Product!

I had an old Tenma product before and this blows that machine out of the water. It heats up very quickly as does a great job of sucking solder out of boards. I replaced over 20 capacitors on a few TVs, this product made it very easy.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
FP
Location: Alford Florida US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Typical Hakko

Very nice product which is usually the case with Hakko.
Super clean removal of solder with the correct nozzle.
Its calling you...you know you want it.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Monte McGuire
Location: WATERTOWN MA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great desoldering tool

I've used an older 808, and the FR300 is definitely better. It's lighter, has better balance, and is easier to operate overall. The 300 has an on-off switch and a temperature control that is simple to use, making it a bit nicer than the 808. My only complaint is that the nozzles can get clogged, not from solder, but from caked or charred flux, so make sure to use the clearing pin to remove this as you go. Still, if you keep the tip tinned and adjust the heat properly, it does an excellent job with both through hole and SMD PCBs. I do less and less through hole work, but it's still invaluable for cleaning a surface mount pad. It's far more gentle and fast than solder wick or a manual solder pump. Highly recommended if you do any rework or repair at all.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Eric
Location: WALKER MI US
Recommended: Yes

It really sucks!

Things really sucks! It sucks the old solder from a double sided circuit board, and makes replacement of failed components such an easy task that I am unsure how I lived without one. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely! Are there other ways to remove thru hole devices? Sure, but it’s harder and there is a much higher risk of damage to the circuit board. The Hakko FR-300 heats up fast, is easy to clean, and comfortable to use. I have used the manual solder suckers, solder wick, and a Pace vacuum de-solder pencil in the past and the Hakko outshines these hands down.
The best part is how fast it heats up. I don’t have to leave it turned on unless I am doing a large amount of rework. It heats up within 20-30 seconds and just plain works.
I have even used it on antique radios where the large components and terminal lugs contain a large quantity of solder. It just takes a little extra attention to make sure the solder goes thru the heating element and into the holding tank. There is a risk of plugging it up, but it’s been easy to clean thus far. I am thinking about getting a larger tip for this use as I am using the tip that was included.
Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and of course Tequipment.net is THE place to buy from. Fast shipping and you can be sure that what you get is not a knock-off from eBay.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
RFmaster
Location: SoCal CA USA
Recommended: Yes

Great tool for rework!

Hakko 300 is an excellent tool (de-soldering station) for reworking older DIP - through hole based stereo equipment from 70's and 80's. Hakko is well balanced and easy to operate in tight quarters. After using it for about 4 weeks I only had to clean tip couple of times. Highly recommended for professional or serious DIY rework - you can forget about using your hand operated solder pump after using it.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Steve
Location: Volga SD USA
Recommended: Yes

Wow, What a Great Tool

Our first move up from a spring loaded solder sucker...Liked it so much we ordered a second one! Perfect for removing parts without damage to the board or the part. Great heat capacity and plenty of suction. Very comfortable and easy to use. Not so good if you cut the legs off the part and then try to remove the remaining wire from the hole
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Bruce
Location: DeLand Florida
Recommended: Yes

Fr 300

Now that I have the FR 300 my restoration of old radios going much faster, I can take on any job knowing my de-soldering will be much easier!
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: LAREDO TX US
Recommended: Yes
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hakko-fr300

Excellent product and service
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
John Chester
Location: New Jersey
Recommended: Yes

Hakko FR-300 works great so far

I've had this for about a month now, and so far I love it. Seems to suck just as well as the $900 Pace system I've got in the shop, and this is a lot more convenient to take on the road. Yeah, it's a little heavier than the Pace handpiece, but it's well balanced, and easy to hold. I haven't had it long enough to comment on durability or ease of maintenance.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Monte McGuire
Location: WATERTOWN MA US
Recommended: Yes
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A nice tool!

This is my first vacuum desoldering tool, other than a manual Soldapult, but I've used a Hakko 808 before, and the FR-300 is definitely nicer. It seems lighter and better balanced than an 808, so it's easier to position accurately on a delicate board. The vacuum trigger switch is also in a better spot, so it doesn't 'go off' accidentally quite as easily.

It has an easy to adjust power level control, as well as a power on / off switch. Unlike the 808, you can easily turn the tool off after one use, saving the nozzle from becoming excessively un-tinned / needing to be re-tinned. It powers up fairly quickly as well, so unless one's desoldering a number of connections, there's no reason why it shouldn't be powered off after each use.

I managed to clog the nozzle with one strand of exactly the wrong gauge of wire, but once I realized that I could turn the temperature up and add fresh solder/flux to the nozzle, it was easy to clear with the vacuum. Emptying the chamber is fairly pleasant too - the removed solder tends to aggregate into a nice, solid blob, and not a pile of extremely fine powdered metal, making it much easier to transfer to my hazmat jar.

Overall, it's a really nice tool, useful for rework of ancient through hole boards that used questionable adhesives, as well as modern SMD rework where it does a great job leveling a pad with minimal damage and effort. Highly recommended!
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Gregory Raft
Location: BIRMINGHAM MI US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Hakko FR-300 Handheld Desoldering Tool

I received the Hakko FR-300 super quick after ordering so that was a big plus. The other big plus was how great and easy to use the Hakko was. It made desoldering seem like fun instead of a chore. It's a lot quicker/efficient than using a sucker or wick. Love it!! Should have bought one sooner.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
graftdesign
Location: Royal Oak MI USA
Recommended: Yes

HAKKO FR-300

The Hakko FR-300 is a breeze to use. It works like specified and is a joy to use. It actually makes turns what can be a task into a pleasurable experience. Sure you can use a wick or a sucker, but after to try this method, you'll be hooked.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Jim Titus
Location: MOLALLA OR US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Great product!

We have a Hakko 808 at work, the model this replaced, so I was pretty familiar with the quality and function. The FR-300 is much improved with a longer power cord, an on/off switch, and a temp setting that's much easier to use than the recessed trim pot on the 808. I frequently salvage through-hole parts from old devices and the FR-300 makes it quick and easy.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: San Matto CA USA
Recommended: Yes

Required for every Maker's workbench

A friend and many fellow pinball collectors raved online about the Hakko-808 desoldering tool, but lamented it no longer being available. I must say that the FR-300 is a worthy next generation replacement. I now understand why people worship their Hakko tools.

This makes desoldering a breeze, and should be a part of every tinkerer's toolbox. Quickly preheat the tool, apply the tip to your component lead, and give a quick blast to the vacuum. It leaves the board and component solder-free with minimal effort.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Ted Walker
Location:
Recommended: Yes

HAKKO FR300

I got the tool, the FR300 and used it. It sure makes desoldering a fast and efficient way to go. I recommend this fine product to those looking for this type tool.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Larry
Location: Reno NV USA
Recommended: Yes

HAKKO FR-300 Desoldering Tool

If you've never used one of these, you need one. If you've used a previous version of HAKKO desoldering tool, you need to put it in the drawer as a spare and get the new one FR-300. Everything has been improved, it works and cleans up like a dream. Start up in seconds, and power (tool) save feature when idle. Every part of this version has been changed for the better, all the bad is gone now. BUY IT!
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
ace
Location: Parker CO USA
Recommended: Yes

Good product

Good product - does what it is supposed to do.

Quite helpful for removing components from boards with ease compared to traditional methods.

I'd tried without success removing components with large number of connections and this unit made child's play of it.

I can also state that initial unit had a problem which was handled quickly and very professionally by Hakko.

I will use Hakko tools again and TEquipment because they both can be depended upon and are there to support you.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
stevew
Location: Cary NC USA
Recommended: Yes

Hakko solder sucker

Product works very well. Need option for larger nozzle. Good buying experience with the distributor.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Gary
Location: Oregon USA
Recommended: Yes

Great Desolder unit

Just what I have been waiting for. Saved me on many jobs. As long as you clean it after each job as it explains it then works flawlessly. Highly recommended.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Anthony
Location: Banning CA United States
Recommended: Yes

Pricey but ever so satisfying!!!!

I Love grabbing this tool. It's quality in your grip - heats up really fast, so fast that when I turn it on I don't set it down to heat up I just hold it for about 20 seconds and its nice and hot already. something I'll be keeping hopefully forever!
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
D. R.
Location:
Recommended: Yes

FR-300 vs. 808

The FR-300 is definitely a step up over the 808 for air suction, heat transfer and easier cleaning. Another very important improvement over the 808 is the temperature dial which isn't prone to damage like the 808's temperature trimpot.
The handle design is quite different than the 808, if you're used to it you'll need a few days to fully adjust to the FR-300; but once you do I feel it's a lot better. If you didn't like the 808's handle design in the first place then the FR-300 will feel better instantaneously.
The only strange caveat to using the FR-300 is that I always have to put flux on the cleaning rod in order for it to successfully go through the nozzle. On the plus side, it is possible to fix clogged tips on the FR-300 by putting flux inside the tip (screwing it back in), setting the heat to max, and then also coating the cleaning rod in flux. The 808's clogged tips were virtually impossible.

Definitely get the FR-300 if you want better *performance* for difficult through-hole multilayer boards or the like. The FR-300 also seems to keep its performance consistently whereas the 808 would lose suction over time.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          4.0
 
BWheat
Location: Amarillo Texas USA
Recommended: Yes

Hakko FR-300

The desoldering tool does a good job. I have been using it for a year and I am pleased with it's performance. The only issue I had was the nozzle got clogged but using a small drill solved the problem. If this one ever breaks I will purchase another one.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          4.0
 
TODD GILL
Location: SHEFFIELD VILLAGE OH USA
Recommended: Yes

FR-300

GREAT GUN. THE ONLY NEGATIVE IS THE LACK OF A STAND.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          4.0
 
Stan
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Hakko FR 300

Great product so far. Shipping was a little crazy. Received different parts at different times
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Taco
Location: Florida USA
Recommended: Yes

Excellent Product

I bought this to reclaim parts off of old boards for recycling. This thing is amazing. It heats up fast and removes solder fast. Just make sure to get several various tip sizes because the one it comes with is too small for larger components.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Aaron Morris
Location: VANCOUVER WA US
Recommended: Yes
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Excellent way to desolder without destroying thing

Wow, I can't believe I've waited all this time to buy one. This makes removing components extremely fast and easy. I don't ruin pads or traces anymore. Love this, definitely don't cheap out and get a knockoff, the Hakko is the real deal.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Rodrigo Baleiro
Location: Randwick/Sydney NSW AU
Recommended: Yes
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Better than before

I used to work with the preview version of this pistol. It was very useful already. But now with the new improvements such as better control of the temperature, the option to turn on and off the equipment and the redesign of the way we remove the noozle, altogether in a case made the product almost perfect. It worths to have it!
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Deanna Ossenkop
Location: PITTSBURGH PA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Easy

Easy order, great price, no issues. Love the free cleaner we got too!
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Shannon
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Desoldering tool

The tool that I received for my Dad was a piece that had been used and then returned. There was pieces broken. I called Tequpment and they sent a return number and after about a month I finally received the new tool directly from the manufacturer. I am glad that I received a new tool. My dad says that it works like it is supposed to.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
coflynn
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
Recommended: Yes

Makes PCB Rework Easy

Have previously used solder suckers braid a lot. Had used a 808 device and found it quite good, so decided to pick up this.

Works amazingly well - heats up in a few seconds, which is handy. Carrying case is nice & has a heat shield so you can put away hot. Easy to clean out the canister, very well-thought out design.

Made a quick video review here: http://youtu.be/oxf0a9JKo7U
And here's an example of desoldering a 30-pin header: http://youtu.be/gZxqpH23ZEM
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
Anonymous
Location: HUNTINGDON PA US
Recommended: Yes
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Easy & Effective

The Hakko FR-300 desoldering gun is very easy to use straight out of the box and very effective. I had my bad relay off the board in a minute where other methods (sucker/braid) had failed to get it off.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
William Schrader
Location: SAN JUAN CAPO CA US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Hakko Desoldering Gun

I replaced an older Ungar desoldering station that used a separate pump and hand tool. I find the Hakko much easier to use and certainly a lot easier to empty solder collector.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
RocketMan
Location:
Recommended: Yes

Great Product and Good Service

The Hakko FR-300 does a fantastic job removing solder. The handle is very comfortable and it heats up quickly. Typically I have purchased $20-$30 desoldering tools not wanting to spend money on a quality tool. After being frustrated for years I decided to try the Hakko. I have a Hakko soldering station which I also love. Both tools are the best investment I have made that save time and perform flawlessly day after day. Tequipment also delivered the product quickly. This is my first buying experience with Tequipment and it definitely will not be my last.
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
iRad
Location: STUART FL US
Recommended: Yes
TEquipment.NET Verified Purchase

Hakko FR-300 First Impressions

I'm very happy with the changes made to the new Hakko FR-300 compared to the older Hakko 808 desoldering gun. Standout improvements are the sleeker and smaller design and better ergonomic and relaxed fit in the hand. The handle and trigger mechanism is now designed to make prolonged use of the gun much more comfortable. The on-off switch with LED indicator and longer cord is another BIG improvement over the 808. I like the thumb wheel temperature selector with the visual reference to temperature settings, it’s way easier to adjust than the 808. Tip retainer mechanism on the FR-300 is much improved as is the solder tube and holder. While the slight increase in vacuum suction is welcome, the decrease in size of the gun made mostly possible by going to a single diaphragm pump is a big design plus. An increase in wattage should positively round off the numerous improvements to an already good product, making the FR-300 a must have on the electronics workbench.

Some small CONS: There is no protective iron cover included in the FR-300 kit as was included in the 808 kit. The protective tube that is used to protect the case from a hot iron is a poor afterthought and a next to useless. Fewer filter parts are included with the newer kit, compared with the older kit. Although Hakko put an LED on the front of the handle that lights when the heater element is on, it is difficult to see and of course the light is intermittent, lighting only when the gun is actually heating the element. It would have been nice if an additional LED be installed near the on/off switch, indicating an ON condition and in a place viewable while in a solder station holder. The LED installed in the front of the handle is not viewable in the guns normal safe storage position, which should be located in a proper holder somewhere on the workbench.

Overall: A BIG Thumbs Up for the new Hakko FR-300. While I have not had a chance to use it yet, my first impressions are, I like it!
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Product: Hakko FR-300
          5.0
 
iRad
Location: Stuart Florida US
Recommended: Yes

Hakko FR 300 First Impressions

I'm very happy with the changes made to the new Hakko FR-300 compared to the older Hakko 808 desoldering gun. Standout improvements are the sleeker and smaller design and better ergonomic and relaxed fit in the hand. The handle and trigger mechanism is now designed to make prolonged use of the gun much more comfortable. The on-off switch with LED indicator and longer cord is another BIG improvement over the 808. I like the thumb wheel temperature selector with the visual reference to temperature settings, it’s way easier to adjust than the 808. Tip retainer mechanism on the FR-300 is much improved as is the solder tube and holder. While the slight increase in vacuum suction is welcome, the decrease in size of the gun made mostly possible by going to a single diaphragm pump is a big design plus. An increase in wattage should positively round off the numerous improvements to an already good product, making the FR-300 a must have on the electronics workbench.

Some small CONS: There is no protective iron cover included in the FR-300 kit as was included in the 808 kit. The protective tube that is used to protect the case from a hot iron is a poor afterthought and a next to useless. Fewer filter parts are included with the newer kit, compared with the older kit.

Overall: A BIG Thumbs Up for the new Hakko FR-300. While I have not had a chance to use it yet, my first impressions are, I like it!
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