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Offline ChrisW

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fx888 or fx888D?
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:57:51 am »
Frankly other than a digital readout I don't know if it is worth paying the extra for the 888d verision. ($172 vs $220 before gst)

What do you think? Analogue or go digital?


Offline misisoso

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Re: fx888 or fx888D?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 06:17:52 am »
Hello. If the display show also the soldering tip temperature, go for the digital. If the display is only for showing the preset temperature, go for the analog one. My opinion.

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Re: fx888 or fx888D?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 12:33:37 pm »
Analog, the new digital one was discussed in the archives.
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Re: fx888 or fx888D?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 10:05:07 pm »
Look at the thread, as well as the manuals (can get them on Hakko's site in .pdf), and see which you'd prefer. Iron wise, they're the same. So it will just come down to which control method is more comfortable/useful to you.

FWIW, If you're truly interested in a digital model rather than a knob, you might want to take a look at the FX-951. It offers better heating technology (heater + sensor are built in the tip) as well as missing features in the FX-888D (sleep mode for example). Just a suggestion to consider if you'll be doing a lot of soldering. If not, skip this, as the price is $250USD (MSRP, and I can't ever recall seeing it at a discount/sale).

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