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Old 5th July 2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Complete Solder Station buy

Hello, first time poster but I want a solder statoin and setup to start on my path to DIY audio. I am able to do the general, desolder and solder fast and easily I have two solders and desolder pump but they won't be good enough for my next and subsequent projects I will be embarking on in my path to DIY AUDIO! Aoyue 937+ Digital Soldering Station - ESD Safe includes Spare Element UPDATED VERSION!!: Industrial & Scientific American Terminal AT-31604 60-40 Rosin Core Solder (4 Ounces): Home Improvement
WeiTu Stainless Steel Straight and Angled Tweezerses (2-Piece Set) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme Hakko Tip Cleaner, 599B-02, Non-Corrosive, No Water Needed: Industrial & Scientific
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Old 6th July 2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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The Aoyue is a ripoff of a Hakko. I would spend an extra $26.71 and buy a Hakko FX-888 off that auction site. There's one on there now for $80.70 with free shipping.

I've never found much use for tweezers but use long needle nose pliers all of the time.

I have the Hakko tip cleaner that you mention but it doesn't seem to work as well as a damp sponge.
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Old 6th July 2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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If you are going to use surface mount parts you will need the tweezers.
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Old 7th July 2012, 06:57 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by RJM1 View Post
If you are going to use surface mount parts you will need the tweezers.
Good point.


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