Thinking I should get a new soldering station.
I've had my eye on a Weller station for the longest time, but put off getting one for one reason or another.
Looking at the selection, I think the choice comes down to the two following models, or, indeed the equivalent made by another company:
The main difference is in the WTCPT the tip temperature is fixed, but rigorously controlled, while the WES51 has user adjustable power but the tip temperature is left unregulated.
I'm leaning towards the WES51 has being slightly more in line with my own style of work: I'm more likely to want higher or lower temperatures depending on the job at hand than I am to require "700F" exactly.
A little concerned the WES51 is only 50W max. That's less than the maximum I use now for the tough stuff.
has two models in the price range I'm looking...