MCM has the AOYUE 474A+ desoldering station for $99 right now.
This is basically a copy of the Hakko 474, and most parts are interchangeable.
For a weekend warrior board work this is the perfect solution, and you will have much less hand fatigue than those heavy all-in-one guns.
@$99, the first time you use it on a 40 pin IC, it will pay for itself.
(The decal or brand may be slightly different that pictured, but the manual says it's a 474a+)