Sort of OT: Hakko Solder equipment

From: Doc Shipley <>
Date: Fri Jan 30 12:46:43 2004

On Jan 30, 2004, at 12:37 PM, Joe R. wrote:
> A friend of mine uses the Hakko stuff and really loves them. He picks
> them up at the hamfests for $30 or $40. I think $150 is way out of
> line.
> Check E-bay and see what they're going for there. Personally I use an
> adjustable temp controlled Weller solder station and I'm very happy
> with
> it. If you do get the Hakko unit make dammed sure that you get the
> metal
> card that lets you reset the terperature. They frequently show up
> without
> the card but you can't change the temperature without it.

   I wouldn't even consider over $100 for a random used setup. These
are refurbished, reboxed, and warranteed by Hakko. They do come with
the key card.

   eBay doesn't show much in the temp-controlled lines, and there are a
couple of dealers online that get $150-249 for the refurbs, and over
$400 for NOS.

   I've used Weller gear and like it, but IMO there's a pretty hefty
price premium on the name. Plus, most of the time when their high-end
stuff shows up used, it's been rode hard and put up wet.

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