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Best soldering tool for pinballs?


By Daditude

1 year ago



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    #38 12 months ago

    I have the Weller WES 51, I like it a lot. The one Cheddar recommends looks fine. You will want one that has the temp display. I still have my old Hakko 808 for desoldiering. You will want something to do that job. Yes, you don't need to spend a million, but cheap stuff will only piss you off and more than likely you will replace it with something better. I'd say if your serious about fixing pinball machines including board work, skip the bottom feeder crap and go for the stuff recommended here. Just ran across this: amazon.com link » It looks good too. Sticking with Weller or Hakko is a good idea.

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    #43 10 months ago
    Quoted from G-P-E:

    The WLC-100 mentioned above is not a temperature controlled iron. This one would be good for coils but I would not recommend it for PC board work.
    I have the WESD51, similar to the WES51 -- nice iron. You can often catch the WESD51's on sale at about $120.
    The WE1010NA mentioned above is a temperature controlled iron from Weller - looks promising at < $90.

    Oop's I have the WESD51 in use. I still have the WES51 for back up and road trips.

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