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Soldering station - Hakko, JBC, or Pace??

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Shock:
The JBC tweezers though need a more expensive station or one specifically for the tweezers. The Pace you can use the existing ADS200 station or any future Accudrive station. I've mentioned this all before when looking at the price. The Pace tweezers are also aluminum which makes them more expensive to manufacture.

The other thing which is a bit of a fallacy is required power past around 100W. If it was anything significant you would be using additional heating either hot air or a pcb preheater. If I was doing some smd rework that needed that much power I wouldn't even risk it without using some preheating, it's like turning on desoldering easy mode.

loguej:
Hello your post caught my eye especially the fact you mentioned the hakko   fm2030 I have never seen anyone talk about using this handpiece almost like it doesn't exist I am thinking of getting a soldering statione upgrade to the FM203 that I have and that handle and tip combination may work, or jumping to the same JBC unit you are speaking of So my question is If you compare similar high thermal mass tip say the T-22 C6 that hakko offers to a large 245  bevel 6mm size tip of the same thermal mass which one is better in your opinion esp on  4+ multilayer boards  that have thick ground planes commenly found  in high power Silver Box SMPS supplys any info you can give me what great be greatly appreciated as I've spent a lot of time trying to decide which one but have never been able to come up with a proper decision and you cant just try before you buy

And again kudos to you for actually mentioning using a 2030 style handpiece there's no reviews for those at all that I have found on the internet other than the stupid eye on hakko videos in which they do not show the use of the units at all just talk of what they do

thm_w:

--- Quote from: loguej on June 29, 2022, 04:10:30 am ---Hello your post caught my eye especially the fact you mentioned the hakko   fm2030 I have never seen anyone talk about using this handpiece almost like it doesn't exist I am thinking of getting a soldering statione upgrade to the FM203 that I have and that handle and tip combination may work, or jumping to the same JBC unit you are speaking of So my question is If you compare similar high thermal mass tip say the T-22 C6 that hakko offers to a large 245  bevel 6mm size tip of the same thermal mass which one is better in your opinion esp on  4+ multilayer boards  that have thick ground planes commenly found  in high power Silver Box SMPS supplys any info you can give me what great be greatly appreciated as I've spent a lot of time trying to decide which one but have never been able to come up with a proper decision and you cant just try before you buy

And again kudos to you for actually mentioning using a 2030 style handpiece there's no reviews for those at all that I have found on the internet other than the stupid eye on hakko videos in which they do not show the use of the units at all just talk of what they do

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If you already have the FM203, its ~$140 for a 2030 handle, base, and a tip.

Hakko has a few good products, but I agree their videos are useless at actually demonstrating anything relevant. Marketing for Hakko/Metcal is a joke.

vstrulev:
Good day everyone. My two cents here. I have few soldering stations including two Hakko stations, one of which mentioned in this thread. No one of them satisfied my needs and I was moving up and up until I pulled the plug and got a good one. I end up buying the Weller WX2020, which is two channel station, with two soldering irons: 120W and 200W and later I've bought the Weller tweezers as well. If I start from very beginning, I would just buy that Weller with all the above mentioned irons/tweezers and forget the rest (an old saying: buy once, cry once). I'm totally satisfied and able to do anything with it. Sometimes I solder heavy gauge wires (4GA) and shank terminals to the 2.4mm pcb with large copper polygons. The Weller is able to handle it all. I understand this is an expensive tool, but if you do work/rework/assemby, good tool is a must. So final thought: all my soldering stations together cost about the same if not more than that Weller and instead of having the table filled with all different station, have just one capable of anything. 

Hydrawerk:
Weller WX2020 is probably good but I have never seen it personally. It is not discussed much on this forum. Are you happy with the RT tips range? https://weller-tools.com/nocompromise/media/pdf/en/RT_Active_Tip_Brochure_GB_en.pdf
Is there a Weller mini spoon tip available? Like these JBC tips? https://www.jbctools.com/cartridges-category-4-design-Spoon-menu-4.html
It is called miniwave by PACE.
https://paceworldwide.com/angled-miniwave-tip_1130-0035-P1

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