A very powerful soldering station that's easy to operate. Its main drawbacks are the high price and sizable weight.
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Pro Suited for heavy-duty use
The extremely high wattage allows this soldering iron to heat consistently for long periods of time. This makes it well-suited for sizable projects that require extended soldering.
Pro Economical to use and maintain
After 15 minutes of inactivity, sleep mode automatically kicks in and decreases the temperature of the tip. It helps to save power and prolongs the life-time of the tip by decreasing the rate of corrosion.
Pro Responsive controls
The tip temperature can be adjusted from 392 to 842 °F. It heats up and cools down quickly owing to the high-quality ceramic heat element. The digital screen that displays temperature makes it easy to monitor heat output.
Pro Tweezer handle available (costs extra)
An extra widget that can be plugged into the station. Useful for removing low-profile resistors and capacitors, invaluable for removing ICs. Separate purchase.
Pro Comfortable slender grip
The slim rubber handle is not only very comfortable, even when holding the iron for extended periods. It's also very safe, as it serves a heat insulator.
Most options in this segment sell for under $100, while this soldering iron costs $299.
This soldering station weighs 5.5 lbs, heavier than the majority of alternatives. If you require a compact soldering iron that you can easily carry around, this isn't the best option.