Good soldering station for Vintage computer work

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Good soldering station for Vintage computer work

Postby tezza on Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:49 pm

I've decided it's time to upgrade from my el-chepo Dick Smith soldering iron to something better.

Any recommendations on a good soldering station for vintage computer work? I see Jaycar has a few models but I'd be interested in anyone's thoughts.
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Re: Good soldering station for Vintage computer work

Postby glc on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:59 pm

I have had a hako 927 since the early '90's.
It wasn't cheap but it has served me well and I expect it will continue to do so for a long time.
I also have some spare tips for it.
If price is not much of an issue, check out http://www.baskiville.com/
these are probably intended for more serious work than hobbyists though

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Re: Good soldering station for Vintage computer work

Postby Gibsaw on Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:49 am

Yeah, the wave soldering tables are probably out of our budgets. :D
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Re: Good soldering station for Vintage computer work

Postby SeanKennedy on Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:08 pm

I have no complaints yet of this one I got earlier in the year.

Quick to heat up, and the heatshrink wand is motion activated somehow. Shop around for the bag of extras (replacement elements, tips and tools) and to get free shipping.
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Re: Good soldering station for Vintage computer work

Postby tezza on Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:37 pm

Thanks for those suggestions. The Saike 909D looks good. I'll scour the web for a few more models and/or reviews before I commit.
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Re: Good soldering station for Vintage computer work

Postby tezza on Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:32 pm

Ok, I've committed myself to a Saike 909D. I want to recap my Mac SE/30 with surface mount caps (it deserves the proper treatment) and I need a decent rig to do this with. I've ordered the caps for the job too.

Now I wait... :D
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