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soldering Iron recommendation sought
southpier
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: December 11, 2009
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 03:07 AM UTC
anyone have a favorite soldering iron with an on/ off switch? under 75 watts is fine - to be used for model electronics. a "soldering station" would also work; I just want an "off" feature.

thanks
russamotto
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 01:32 PM UTC
I have a simple one that I picked up at Hobbytown, USA, I think. It has the on/off switch but was very inexpensive. I don't know how much I trust it. My son uses one for electronics similar to this and he likes it a lot.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RZV2DW8/ref=psdc_13837391_t1_B00MCVCHJM
Scarred
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 06:30 AM UTC
That looks like the 40 watt Weller I use on the model table. Does a good job for just 40 watts but my big soldering station has a much larger foot print.

https://www.amazon.com/Weller-WLC100-40-Watt-Soldering-Station/dp/B000AS28UC/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&aaxitk=pWLPhTkm7Ey1uV5CIz3fmg&hsa_cr_id=6323637260801&ref_=sb_s_sparkle