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Old 23rd October 2012, 11:25 AM   #41
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Ayoue 968 here, not the best build quality when compared to other brands but I have enjoyed using and it's priced very well
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Old 23rd October 2012, 01:25 PM   #42
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For my power needs and for economically running on tips and service parts I opted for low frequency 60W Metcal Smartheat. OKI PS-900 serves me great, no complains.

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Old 31st October 2014, 01:53 PM   #43
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Pretty old thread but maybe someone will help me.

Straight question:
ERSA I-con nano (for arround 180 EUR) or Metcall PS-900 (240 EUR).

Is this automatic temperature adjustment to achieve melting point in Metcals is really that great?

Initially I was opting for Metcal but I found a bargain offer for I-con nano (180 EUR) so I am asking...

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Old 31st October 2014, 02:48 PM   #44
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In France, ERSA Pico, 99 €, add VAT :

Soudage et dessoudage - STATION DE SOUDAGE STATION ERSA - STATION DE SOUDAGE I-CON PICO 80W 230 V - L'impulsion
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Old 1st November 2014, 10:48 AM   #45
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Pretty old thread but maybe someone will help me.

Straight question:
ERSA I-con nano (for arround 180 EUR) or Metcall PS-900 (240 EUR).

Is this automatic temperature adjustment to achieve melting point in Metcals is really that great?

Initially I was opting for Metcal but I found a bargain offer for I-con nano (180 EUR) so I am asking...
Ersa is more familiar in operation and has a smaller handle for preciser work. PS-900 is more industrial like. Has better thermal recovery and peak power but this may not occur in hobby work when the Ersa is no toy anyway. Nano has better build quality than Pico in key places as a member was describing, and its ESD safe.
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Old 3rd November 2014, 11:33 AM   #46
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Thx All. Maybe this week I will be able to buy new JBC for 250 EUR (special price for previous model, for big company, where my friend works), otherwise I will go for Ersa probably.
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Old 3rd November 2014, 11:35 AM   #47
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The one with the big temperature setting knob?
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Old 3rd November 2014, 11:40 AM   #48
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Not sure which one... I just got info, that this is previous model of lowest series CD-B, not sure what was before...
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Old 3rd November 2014, 11:44 AM   #49
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It should be the same spec, only different control. In any case it will be pro quality for thermal capacity-recovery.
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Old 3rd November 2014, 11:56 AM   #50
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£250 for a soldering iron, are you real ?

Yes you can buy a Rolls Royce to go pick up the papers but is it really necessary ?

I use a standard Antex 17W which will cost you about £20.
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