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Old 11th January 2018, 10:32 PM
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If you are considering getting into this DIY world and need to shell out on some equipment and tools, this could be a starter bargain for you.

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-O...articleId=9611

It wonít last for ever but it would get you started for a bargain price and certainly a solder station is far better than any iron without. Afterwards, with experience gained you would want to move onto something better anyway. This is a cheap way to get started.
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Old 12th January 2018, 08:16 AM
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You cant go wrong at that price, the solder must be worth half the price of the total. BOB
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Old 12th January 2018, 03:20 PM
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Greg,
it's on sale in Lidls.fr now.
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Old 12th January 2018, 03:47 PM
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Yep problem canít get cheaper than that for a soldering iron kit
I got a chines hakko kit and put my own transformer in it works just fine and the bit are ok to and cheap and last i havenít had to change one yet.

At the end of the day for me this is a hobby and Iíd rather spend the money on the audio gear than hundreds of pounds on test gear. Just to sit on the bench collecting dust most of the time
just to build or recap and amp but I do have a hammeg Scope which has a built-in incircuit component tester handy got it of eBay
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Old 13th January 2018, 11:23 AM
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Colin,
I also bought a Hakko soldering station. You say yours is Chinese, is that a Chinese copy or a kosher Japanese one? I bought it in the USA for $99. At the time I was living in Spain where the price for the 240V version cost the equivalent of $250. Richard kindly bought a step-up Tx for me and shipped it to Spain - I shan't need to buy another.
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Old 13th January 2018, 03:38 PM
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Yes itís the Chinese, knock off 936 with the 907 iron less than £20.00 I have had it over two years now BUT itís still working great you can now get it for £12.00 complete but with a switch mod power supply fitted
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Old 13th January 2018, 06:30 PM
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Colin, that is cheap and below the threshold Ä45 before 20% import tax and Ä21 Duane charge kicks in.
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