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Reviews Categories | Tools & Test Equipment for the amateur radio work bench | Hakko FX-901 Help

Reviews Summary for Hakko FX-901
Hakko FX-901 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $32.00
Description: Cordless, battery-operated soldering iron.
Product is in production.
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N6UOK Rating: 5/5 Mar 30, 2006 16:39 Send this review to a friend
Lightweight, hot, easy to solder.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
There are several excellent reviews on this product on the net (for example, I hope people who read my review read such other reviews, because they explain in detail how the device is to be used.

For many years, I have owned a Portasol gas-operated soldering iron. It solders nicely, and its hot-blow tip is great for heat-shrink tubing. I also own a rechargeable soldering iron that uses a heavy, permanently-installed NiCd battery.

The Hakko FX-901 has an easier-to-work-with tip, and it uses four AA batteries. It doesn't allow to treat heat-shrink tubing, but soldering small parts is much easier than the Portasol, because the FX-901 is lightweight, and its tip is longer and pointier than the Portasol.

Incidentally, I strive to standardize my electronics with AA batteries because NiMH rechargeables and their chargers are economical (I hate proprietary rechargeables), plus, lithium batteries are an option if I need extra power. The FX-901 is a nice addition to my toolkit.

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