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Reviews Categories | Tools & Test Equipment for the amateur radio work bench | Hakko FX-888D soldering station Help

Reviews Summary for Hakko FX-888D soldering station
Hakko FX-888D soldering station Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $107
Description: The FX-888D is the digital successor to the FX-888. User selectable preset temperatures and digital calibration simplify user setup and operation, and the new password protection and low temperature alarm provides process control and helps protect against cold solder joints.
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KB3VZL Rating: 5/5 Jan 19, 2015 17:01 Send this review to a friend
Works well  Time owned: more than 12 months
Company Rep did a demo at a club meeting. Went out next day and bought it to replace a hand me down green soldering station. What a pleasure to work with. Will solder a wire on a microphone capsule and then wire up a PL-259 connector. Great control of temperature and nice feel in the hand. A good and wise investment
N9XQ Rating: 5/5 Dec 30, 2013 18:08 Send this review to a friend
wonderful tool  Time owned: more than 12 months
The station is compact, easy to store and a really useful tool if you do more than just occasional soldering. Temperatures are easy to set, and heat-up time is very fast. A huge variety of tips are available including fine-points for SMD work. A hot-tweezer accessory is available if you do a huge amount of SMD work, but it costs more than the station itself. Build quality is top notch; very professional look and feel. Hakko has been in the business a long time, is used by pros, and gives good support.

Total wattage is 70 with up to 65 going to the iron. The ability of a soldering station to vary automatically the wattage to the iron as needed plus precise temperature control is what makes it better than a plain fixed wattage iron. The iron is grounded and some of the plastic, including the sheath on the cord to the iron, is conductive and grounded as well. This minimizes electrostatic discharge, but requires extra care when working around powered equipment including batteries and charged capacitors.

The LED display is easy to read, the iron is comfortable in the hand, and the stand is well designed and includes wells for a damp sponge and metal "wool" for cleaning the tip.

I've used the station intensively for more than a year, mostly doing point to point and through-hole board soldering,and could not be more pleased with it.

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