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Title: Soldering Station: X-Tronic 4040-PRO-X Platinum - Brand Known?
Post by: DW1961 on May 28, 2021, 01:24:08 am
I have another chance at some electronics equipment from a program I'm in for Amazon. This time a soldering rework station. I already have two of the transformer (heavy) type. One is a digital readout and the other is nearly the same, but with only a dial indicator.

They are all transformer type.

I have these:
This just a no name but works fine, but no digital temp read out.I don't like that because it's hard to find the last place I was on. I'll never use it except as a backup iron (50 watt):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08868BVRT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08868BVRT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

And this one, which works really well so far, but has been discontinued by the maker for a newer model. This does have the digital read out (55 watts):
https://sealody.com/product/digital-soldering-station-with-pure-aluminum-soldering-stand (https://sealody.com/product/digital-soldering-station-with-pure-aluminum-soldering-stand)


Is the X-Tronic brand soldering stations respected, or just another Chinese no name brand (which doesn't mean it's bad, of course)?

X-Tronic 4040-PRO-X • Platinum Soldering ad Rework Station 75 watt ($230.00):
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RCBPGSY (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RCBPGSY)

Then a Fairly well known Chinese brand Soldering and Rework Station, no solder side watt given, ($120.00):
YIHUA 995D+ 2 in 1 Hot Air Rework and Soldering Iron Station
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0919MS875 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0919MS875)

And then this soldering station, which is a no name, but at least it's marketed well, 60 watt ($50.00):
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08K8Z3L8X (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08K8Z3L8X)


They all take the Hakko 900 series tips, which I own.

I'm just thinking into the future. Since I already have two solder stations, and at least one I like, the Sealody above, I'm not sure I need another one. I would consider it if I knew it was a step up from what I have and would last virtually forever. Then I'd know I'd never have to by another one. Al of them are more powerful than the ones I have now.

Any suggestions or ideas would be great.



Title: Re: Soldering Station: X-Tronic 4040-PRO-X Platinum - Brand Known?
Post by: thm_w on May 28, 2021, 09:18:53 pm
Don't get a 2-in-1.

If you can find a Quick/Aten/BST863 or similar thats been well reviewed on here go for that instead.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/best-bst-863-hot-air-station/25/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/best-bst-863-hot-air-station/25/)
Title: Re: Soldering Station: X-Tronic 4040-PRO-X Platinum - Brand Known?
Post by: DW1961 on May 28, 2021, 11:20:53 pm
Don't get a 2-in-1.

If you can find a Quick/Aten/BST863 or similar thats been well reviewed on here go for that instead.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/best-bst-863-hot-air-station/25/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/best-bst-863-hot-air-station/25/)

These are free items. They come and go. The Xtronics is already gone and no longer available to me.

I'd rather have components too, not the 2 in 1. From now on, I'll disregard the 2 in 1 models.
Title: Re: Soldering Station: X-Tronic 4040-PRO-X Platinum - Brand Known?
Post by: DW1961 on May 30, 2021, 02:24:16 am
Don't get a 2-in-1.

If you can find a Quick/Aten/BST863 or similar thats been well reviewed on here go for that instead.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/best-bst-863-hot-air-station/25/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/best-bst-863-hot-air-station/25/)

This just popped up for the program. It's the X-tronics brand, heat gun only.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093QF3ZK2 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093QF3ZK2)