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Re: Soldering irons [was Re: gEDA-user: Free Dog meetings at MIT starting this September!]

On Aug 23, 2004, at 10:10 PM, DJ Delorie wrote:
irons for SMT work.  The price on this one is about twice what it
should be, so don't use that as a data point, but here is the model
that I use:

Twice?  Or half?  It looks like $300-$400 retail, but only $200 on
eBay (used).
Twice...I don't buy anything retail. I let someone else take that hit. ;) I paid about $100 for mine, if memory serves.

Still, I was hoping to spend less.  I don't solder nearly enough to
justify an "expensive" iron if I can avoid it.
This is a good point, but if you solder *at all*, something like this is worth it. Maybe let the frequency of your soldering bump you down to buying a used one rather than a new one.


Dave McGuire "...it's a matter of how tightly
Cape Coral, FL you pull the zip-tie." -Nadine Miller