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Re: [Electronics_101] Hakko 850, used -- a good gamble?

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  • Stefan Trethan
    It s not vitally important if you have a way to measure temperature (thermocouple). The same knob setting produces the same temperature reliably so that is
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 28, 2010
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      It's not vitally important if you have a way to measure temperature
      (thermocouple).
      The same knob setting produces the same temperature reliably so that
      is enough once calibrated.

      The lack of display is no reason not to buy.


      ST

      On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 9:20 AM, DaveC <davec2468@...> wrote:
      > Thanks for your comments Stefan,
      > How important is the temperature display? I presume that once you
      > know the temperature you discovered (through trial & error?) that
      > works for a particular situation, you dial that up while watching the
      > display.
      >
      > Starting from scratch (never having used one of these before), is a
      > display much of a bonus? I imagine that using the numbers around the
      > temperature knob is just as reliable to reach a temperature that one
      > discovers through trial & error.
      >
      > And if I wanted a precise temperature, a bead temperature probe would
      > easily give me temps I could then mark on control face plate.
      >
      > I guess I'm talking myself out of the need for a digital display! ;-)
      >
      > Comments?
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