I have seen a few topics about Solder Stations here on pinside, but not recently updated and not tailored to my needs. Long story short I have a budget to be able to spend $150 on a Solder Station to do the following:
- Circuit Board re-work
- Wire connecting (building Wire Harnesses for Arcade and pinball systems)
- Coil replacements
- Other electronic fun using Raspberry Pi / Arduino.
I have soldered in the past, but I consider myself a NOOB.
I went to Home Depot yesterday and bought Weller's WE1010 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Weller-Digital-Soldering-Station-WE1010NA/304947077).
Just want to know in the community, what would you recommend for a solder station with the budget of $150?
My goal is to maximize my Solder Station with what I can afford. Is there something better for that value?
Thanks in advance to the NOOB in soldering.