HackSpace Magazine Issue 43 – Only the Best: Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station @HackSpaceMag @Adafruit

HackSpace Magazine Issue 43 looks at soldering stations:

When getting into electronics as a hobby or a profession, the first tool that comes to mind is the soldering iron. Sure, there are now solderless kits, many of which I love, but the reality is, as you progress past being a beginner, you’ll need a soldering iron. And picking your first soldering iron is often done incorrectly, and results in a bad experience.

So how can you pick the wrong iron? It’s easy to make a mistake. Typically, I see one of two things. The first, becoming less common nowadays, is the ‘I used this gun-looking iron I found in the garage and it didn’t work’. Yep, you got that right. Those pistol grip types of irons are old school and not appropriate for modern electronics. Avoid them at all costs.

The Adafruit Hakko FX-888D received a 10/10! They state: “Can’t go wrong with Hakko. ”

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