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Best soldering iron for Eurosport chassis


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#1 chasbeeman

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:59 PM

Looking to purchase a new iron, I have a Hakko 454 but chisel tip seems too wide for smaller spaces. Any info or recommendations greatly appreciated! Let's hear from the pro builders!

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:06 PM

I'd highly recommend a Hakko FX601.  It has plenty of power and the heat level is adjustable, there are also several different tip sizes available.


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#3 Rob Voska

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:12 AM

Recek uses a Weller.  Don't get any better than that.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:10 AM

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#5 Dan Miller

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

I recall that Weller bought out Ungar. In the 777 series of handles you can get 45 or 50 watt elements that accept screw on tips The tip to use is the PL133. Hako irons are OK but they are clunky. Pick up older Ungar red handles, elements and tips on Ebay or do a search for Weller irons and back track from there.







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