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Categories | Ham Work Bench Tools & Test Equipment | Hakko FX-888D soldering station Help

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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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