Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station
This is the soldering station that I picked. The Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station is an excellent tool. It is a great brand and a great product. Keep reading to learn more.
I started out looking for a good soldering iron. My original intent was to get something pretty solid. I wanted something that would be quite a few notches up from a $5 soldering iron from the 99 cent store ( yes the cost about that much there ). I was originally looking for something in the $30 to $40 dollar range. You can find some pretty decent soldering irons at about that price point.
After reading through some of the reviews I convinced myself that I should be looking for something closer to $100. I knew I didn’t really need it but I was OK with spending a bit more for something better since I’m planning to be using this for a long time. I’m going to be putting it to good use over many years.
I narrowed my choices down to three different brands that I wanted to choose from. These were Weller, X-Tronic, and Hakko. Weller is a well know brand that I was familiar with before even starting this search. I had looked at them in Home Depot in the past. They are apparently commonly used professionally. I did hear that thier quality has been slipping on their lower end products in recent years. Their higher end products are supposed to still be great. X-Tronic is also supposed to be good and I was almost ready to buy one of these but didn’t find enough people consistently backing it. It may very well be just as good as the other two brands I was looking at but I would need more information. People tend to say that Weller and Hakko are basically both almost as good with Hakko being slightly better. One thing that I noticed is that no one seems to say anything bad about Hakko. Many people really, really seem to love the brand. One specific product seems to keep coming up. People keep recommending the Hakko FX888D. This seemed like the way to go so I put my order in on Amazon and am now the proud owner of a Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station. You can find it on Amazon Here.
This is just the unboxing video. It shows what came in the box and thats about it.
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