soldering iron & advice for magnifier

From: Brad Parker <>
Date: Sat May 15 12:00:39 2004

Tom Uban wrote:
>>I'm not familiar with Metcal units. How would the MX1 compare with the
>>Weller WES51 I recently bought?
>I don't know much about the WES51, but the Metcal is an RF driven device
>and it heats up immediately and maintains the temperature of the specific

The WES51 is "ok" (I have one), but it's not extremely accurate temp
wise and the smallest tips are small, but not extremely sharp. I'd call
it the Volkswagon. Dependable, cheap, works well.

The Metcal is the Porsche. Nice design, nice egonometrics, very fast,
very reliable, really, really nice.

just my opinion, but I've used both.

(and I'm still kicking myself for not buying a couple of used metcal's for
pennies on the dollar a few years ago - what was thinking?!)

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