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Offline PTR_1275

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AU special price - Atten 60w soldering iron
« on: November 14, 2019, 11:25:12 am »
No affiliation to them, triple point calibrations have a special on the atten st-60 for $99 plus gst.

If you’re after a cheap iron, this might be a good one to look at


https://www.triplepoint.com.au/product/atten-st-60-digital-soldering-station/] [url]https://www.triplepoint.com.au/product/atten-st-60-digital-soldering-station/[/url]
 

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Re: AU special price - Atten 60w soldering iron
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 05:12:27 pm »
No affiliation to them, triple point calibrations have a special on the atten st-60 for $99 plus gst.If you’re after a cheap iron, this might be a good one to look at

It appeas to be excellent value for only $100. Also, that link didn't work for me so I fixed it.   :)

https://www.triplepoint.com.au/product/atten-st-60-digital-soldering-station
 

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Re: AU special price - Atten 60w soldering iron
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 08:15:03 pm »
Thats seen a fake promotion to me, that station worth all the time that price in almost every site including official (99$ and 99€ for EU)
$300.00 is a unrealistic price for that station, unless you like be stolen, for such $300.00 you can have the pace ads200
The cheaper i saw: https://www.circuitspecialists.com/atten-st-60-60-watt-soldering-station.html but not on stock
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Re: AU special price - Atten 60w soldering iron
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 04:42:12 am »
It's probably just a Hakko FX888D clone and yes $300 is a scam. Aside from the display it's unlikely to offer better performance than a $30 clone.
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Re: AU special price - Atten 60w soldering iron
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 05:54:01 am »
Wow it is a tough crowd here tonight.  I bought a Tenma 21-10115 60W soldering iron from Newark, ESD safe 450C electonric temperature settings with the 3 presets and blue LED readout, bought it as a spare.  Similar.   It was $52 on sale.  Thngs cost more in Australia for sure.  Some of these low cost electronically controlled soldering stations are nice more than adequate.  I'll say one thing about the Atten I don't like, I do not like the power switch on the front panel.  I like it on the side, away from the temperature controls.
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Re: AU special price - Atten 60w soldering iron
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 04:48:09 pm »
There's also the ST-100, 100w version which are about same price: https://www.circuitspecialists.com/atten-st-100-100-watt-soldering-station.html

Don't get fooled by store promotion prices, 99% of the time they just rise the price, put a discount over that to lower for the normal price, or even worst to increase the price a little than normal. Many many store does that, including big plugic stores, here in portugal black friday or other color friday is 99.99% scams (you end paying more than actual no price) but people brain react to a striked price, eg: TV 4k oled 4999€ now 1999€ -- What a promotion!! Take my money! -- Always but always before trigger buy now search and compare prices don't let fake promotions take control over you

I do not like the power switch on the front panel.  I like it on the side, away from the temperature controls.

Most of equipments are front switch, most time at bottom in left or right side, but i don't see a problem with this atten switch, looks troble free, even eye closed.
Now think if the switch is back panel, your pain will be such that you will trash the equipment -- Not hard to find, some psu and hakko clones
 

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Re: AU special price - Atten 60w soldering iron
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 06:21:20 pm »

Back in 2008 I purchased a refurbished  Madell SD-06ESD station on eBay it was direct from Madell, with a 1-year warranty, for $42.   It's a 70w with 3 presets and temperature calibration.  After 11 years I still use it almost daily.  Only think I had to change is a tip, it uses standard Hakko tips. The power switch is on the right side of the case near the bottom.   I did put a bit of black electrical tape around the strain relief where the iron meets the cable.  Still using the original ceramic heater element. It was advertised as coming with 1 tip and I asked Madell if they would mind selling me 3 more tips separately and include it in the package.  They gave me 12 extra tips at no charge.  I like it because instead of separate membrane switches for up and down temperature it uses 1 knob.  The presets switch are real buttons with nice tactile feedback. I think the temp setting knob might be a rotary encoder not a mechanical pot but not sure.  It's all metal construction and narrow, does not look like doll house furniture.  The power switch is on the right hand side, it is like a computer power supply switch.  It displays both the preset temperature and actual temperature.  Very fast warmup too.  I am going to say 10 seconds from cold.

They are still an eBay seller so they probably ship to Austrialia.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/madell1/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Most of their sales are big industrial equipment but they still have a soldering irons page and their prices are still good.  They also have rework stations.  These guys are honest I can say that.  You might ask them if they have an refurbs on offer.  Some are branded as Atten some are Madell.  They sell spare parts for everything.

http://www.madelltech.com/m3-8.html



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Re: AU special price - Atten 60w soldering iron
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2019, 12:26:58 am »
Most of their sales are big industrial equipment but they still have a soldering irons page and their prices are still good.  They also have rework stations.  These guys are honest I can say that.  You might ask them if they have an refurbs on offer.  Some are branded as Atten some are Madell.  They sell spare parts for everything.

They look yet again like all Chinese Hakko clones. Their list price for $120 for a Chinese knockoff of a Hakko 936 doesn't sound honest to me. It's just the same scam that was mentioned above. If it was $120 it would be more expensive than the genuine article. All these guys are doing is flogging off cheap soldering stations some of them with names and models changed.

I'm curious about your one it does look really early, does it say if it was made in Taiwan or China anywhere? From the design it could very well be Atten or Quick. The use of that display makes it look quite unique. It would be interesting seeing the workmanship inside.
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