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Offline Claus1

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Weller wecp-20
« on: January 21, 2019, 12:46:52 pm »
Hi, i was wondering is it worth to buy second-hand weller wecp 20 with lr-21 iron and 8 used tips for 95 euros. Seems pretty nice. Any experience with this station? Not intrested about all the chinese ones.
 

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Re: Weller wecp-20
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 06:36:22 am »
Hi, i was wondering is it worth to buy second-hand weller wecp 20 with lr-21 iron and 8 used tips for 95 euros. Seems pretty nice. Any experience with this station? Not intrested about all the chinese ones.

Depends on condition and if it's working fine. It's an entry level station and the tips are not super easy to swap as opposed to cartridge tips. If you are limited to that exact budget it might be an ok deal but if the tips are worn then it's less of a deal.

For just over 200 euro you can get a new Pace ADS200 which is the best bang for buck station at the moment, has super fast cartridge tip swapping. You will need to buy a tip with the station but they are fairly cheap and high quality.

As for the difference, you would notice it straight away as the Pace has an ergonomic aluminum iron silicon grip and a shorter tip work distance which allows more control while soldering.

This is obviously new vs secondhand but it just lets you know whats out there.



Soldering/Rework: Pace ADS200, Pace MBT350
Multimeters: Fluke 87V, 117, 27/FM
Oscilloscopes: Rigol DS1054Z, Phillips PM3065
 

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Re: Weller wecp-20
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 06:45:01 am »
This gives you an idea of the differences in irons. The Weller LR-21 design is about 20 years old (and my guess from looking at older irons didn't change much). The Pace TD-200 is a new iron about a year old but their cartridge tip system has been around for a decade or so and quite reliable.



 
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 06:47:02 am by Shock »
Soldering/Rework: Pace ADS200, Pace MBT350
Multimeters: Fluke 87V, 117, 27/FM
Oscilloscopes: Rigol DS1054Z, Phillips PM3065
 


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