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Hakko 936 - is this a good deal?
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Old 15th December 2009, 05:34 PM   #1
kingby is offline kingby  Canada
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Default Hakko 936 - is this a good deal?

Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I am pretty much a newb and have been reading and learning from this site intently for weeks. I am looking to build my first tube amp, but wanted to understand the theories of tube amplification and the required construction skills before I undertake any specific project (actually I am planning a Simple SE build).

One of the first skills I wanted to learn was soldering (beside understanding the theory). I have been using my crappy old radio shack soldering iron and have quickly learned its limitations (i don't think it will properly heat to the required temperature). I have located a used Hakko 936 soldering station (used 1 time) with three tips (1 used, 2 brand new) for sale locally. The seller would like $60CAD.

Just was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on this deal? Any input would be appreciated. I am really enjoying the hobby of electronics and seems like something my daughter and I enjoy doing together. Picking up a decent soldering station at a good price seems like a logical step.
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Old 15th December 2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Seems like a decent price, maybe you can haggle down a bit. I bought one for around that earlier this year on Ebay, I'm pretty happy with it.
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Old 7th January 2010, 10:24 PM   #3
zener_diode is offline zener_diode  United States
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A good soldering iron is important. And the 936 is a good setup. I have 2 of them
and I'm completely happy with the performance and quality.
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Old 27th January 2010, 04:31 PM   #4
vtech9815 is offline vtech9815  United States
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I know a spot that sell the soldering tips and soldering station for a low price and it comes with one year warranty. Please mention free shipping.

Here is the link SMT max

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