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I'm using a Weller TC65, 45 Watt, 50 volts. Best iron I've ever
had. Plenty of spare tips and a spare switch and element if I need
them. Use it for everything from brass enclosures to SMD chips by
just changing the tip.
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My preferred is a Weller WES51also temperature controlled. Not
it works well for me.
My collection of irons go back to the Weller TCP60 that used curie
that was pretty good for its day. Its long since extinct. I
still use it as it can put
enough heat into a PL259 connector to solder the shell.
Biggest issue is as stated not enough or too much heat followed by
thermal mass. The ones that get too hot tend to burn up tips or
The other detail is quality solder, 63/37 kester-44 in .030 is a