Products > Other Equipment & Products

Anyone have an opinion on OKi soldering irons?

(1/2) > >>

TopherTheME:
I've decided to upgrade my iron but I'm tired of waiting for the hakko fx-888 to come out and see if its any good. I've been looking at the OKi brand irons (they own metcal) as I've seen a few good deals on ebay that have the metcal like pencil grip type irons that I really like. Anyone know if they are any good? The tips are on the expensive side but I'm willing to pay a little more for quality gear.

djsb:
I considered getting one of the OKI PS-900 series irons but felt that they had compromised on the earlier Metcal designs. The earlier Metcals are better in my opinion.
I finally bought myself a PACE MBT 350 system which has 3 independent channels with adjustable temperature using cartridge heater tips (10 second heating up time). Prefered having the adjustable temperature rather than the smartheat fixed temperature.
The unit also has vacuum and air built in so the desoldering tool, soldering iron and a hot air pencil can all be used at the same time. Saves a lot of space on the bench and no shop air needed. Tips are around £5 each but will last me a lifetime. The thing is also built like a brick s**t house and oozes quality (built in the US of A).

Ernie Milko:
I've been using Metcal for...........not sure..............quite some years now.
Wouldn't go back to Weller if you paid me.

osmosis321:

--- Quote from: Ernie Milko on October 02, 2010, 10:14:19 pm ---I've been using Metcal for...........not sure..............quite some years now.
Wouldn't go back to Weller if you paid me.

--- End quote ---

What's wrong with Weller?

FreeThinker:

--- Quote from: TopherTheME on September 23, 2010, 08:41:32 pm ---I've decided to upgrade my iron but I'm tired of waiting for the hakko fx-888 to come out and see if its any good. I've been looking at the OKi brand irons (they own metcal) as I've seen a few good deals on ebay that have the metcal like pencil grip type irons that I really like. Anyone know if they are any good? The tips are on the expensive side but I'm willing to pay a little more for quality gear.

--- End quote ---

Think you will find them OK(i)  Lol

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

There was an error while thanking
Thanking...
Go to full version
Powered by SMFPacks Advanced Attachments Uploader Mod