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Reviews For: Hakko 936 ESD Safe Temp Controlled Soldering Station

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Review Summary For : Hakko 936 ESD Safe Temp Controlled Soldering Station
Reviews: 20MSRP: 75 to 90
Temperature controlled, 400-900 degrees F, fully adjustable and lockable temperature adjustment. 60W with separate iron holder, cleaning sponge, and long iron cord. Lots of additional tips and sizes. Also available in non-ESD safe style.

Replaced by FX 888

Product is not in production
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W5KVV Rating: 2016-08-25
Works great Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I got mine from my uncle who is now a S/K. I LOVE this iron. Quick heat up time, very thin pencil that feels good in the hand and a nice long cord. Temperature is right on par with the dial. Numerous tips to choose from. I have two of these irons on the bench, one with a ultra fine point tip, one with a curved tip. The curved tip is excellent for getting those hard to reach spots.

These irons and some Kester 44 and you're all set.
K6TPJ Rating: 2012-01-06
great tool Time Owned: more than 12 months.
This is my first soldering station after 50 years of soldering (yeah, I'm slow to change). I can't compare it to other stations, but I will say it's quick to come to temperature, the temp control is very tight, and it seems very well made. I'm quite happy with it.
N4NYY Rating: 2008-09-09
First class performance, first class price Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I paid $80 for this new. As good as those expensive wellers. Super quick warmup and temp change.
NO6E Rating: 2008-05-21
Beats Xytronic 379 Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I used the Xytronic for years, but I'd never
go back. Notably, I've cursed the very-short
cable between the base and iron (around 26")
on the 379. The cord on the Hakko is more
like 42", and always seems to reach where I need
it to on the bench.

I use the 936-12 for general soldering and some
light SMD work, and it seems to excel at all
the tasks.

KC9HTV Rating: 2008-04-17
Great soldering station Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've had mine for about 2 and a half years now, I highly recommend it. Great temperature control, sturdy, easy to change tips.
K4MC Rating: 2008-04-17
Workhorse Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've been using irons and pencils add guns for soldering for 35 years and never knew what I was missing by not having a soldering station.
If your bench does not have one, it is a great tool to add.

I put away my irons and guns and use the Hakko. Oh, I still use my 100 watt iron for PL-259s, but for all else, the Hakko is the way to go.
K8AI Rating: 2008-04-17
Best no-frills station Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Hakko stations are what we use in the Aerospace electronics industry and it far superior to the others, IMHO. I have the 936 at work and at home.
This thing's got great thermal recovery performance and reliability. Don't waste your money on a Weller when this one's about $100 new.
WU8P Rating: 2007-09-15
Excellent Soldering Station Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have had mine for just about a year now. I solder anything from PL-259's to SMD components. I can't beleive I didn't make this purchase years ago.
I have purchased many different tips and a spare replacement heating element from Hako USA. They have fantastic service and free shipping.

Phil WU8P
KD6TVH Rating: 2007-09-15
Worth the price Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Used to build a K2/100 with DSP, ATU, battery, etc. Easy to swap tips, easy to control temperature, heats up fast. Used outside a few times (in a light drizzle), dropped down stairs, no problems. If you have trouble soldering, try this station out.
KD5TFC Rating: 2006-03-21
One Less Item to Worry About Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
My Hakko is solidly built and does its job without fuss. I like how tightly regulated the temperature is. It feels like a machine that will last a long time. An order of magnitude improvement over my two RS pencil-type soldering irons.

Very highly recommended.