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, Mike Loewen <mloewen@...> wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Mar 2013, B. Degnan wrote:
> > Given the cost and what Bill S said, I decided to buy the Hakko 808-KIT.
> > For $178 seemed like the best deal all around for what I need to do. I
> > hope I made the right decision.
> Let us know how you like it.
> Mike Loewen mloewen@...
> Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
Sorry for being late to the party, but I have an X-Tronic 4040, which has worked very good for me. Both a nice iron and a hot-air wand in one unit. The newer models have fixed the only minor complaint that I had: it only read in centigrade before, but is not switchable between C and F readouts. It comes with extra tips, and extra heating elements for both iron and wand, at less than $110. ebay link: