I checked the two mentioned here.... the Weller and the Haako and see they're pretty expensive. If a person has the bucks, then you can find soldering irons (stations) with unbelievable sophistication and price tags.
American Beauty (Clawson, MI) is a great company that has been in existance since 1893.
Their irons are used in many industries (stain glass, coppersmiths, point-to-point electrical work).
They were slow in product changes to solid-state electronics soldering, but now offer stations for this work.https://www.americanbeautytools.com/site/
It is RARE .... that I make a NEW purchase for my soldering stations since 1975.
I learned how to repair soldering stations, while in college. Until recently, broken, non-working solder stations were routinely trashed or given away (cheap).
In almost every case, replacing a heater or other part for less than $20 fixed the station.
The Boatanchor Archives (BAMA) have the scanned manuals from my library for older stations, that we're not available.
I used every opportunity to learn: Boy Scouts, 4-H, high-school vocational classes, part-time maintenance work, and countless hours reading and with Elmer's ?
I'm looking for a new soldering iron for general printed circuit board use. Two things it must have: It's own power switch and a pilot light. I do a lot of home brewing, so my iron is on for long periods of time. Any recommendations?
A used Weller WTCP station is an easy, inexpensive entry level.