Do you really need to invest in a good soldering gun?
If you are just starting out and in a tight budget pehaps you can buy those cheap solder gun to do some simple soldering. If you are serious in electronicas repair I suggest that you get solder gun that can last. Those days i bought cheap solder gun and it could last only couple of months, worst some could only last for couple of weeks! The tip of the cheap solder gun became crooked and broke in some cases and you just have to throw it away. It is really a waste of money investing on those non branded and cheap solder gun.
On my side here, I'm using Hakko presto 981 dual mode solder gun for common repair job. For soldering small SMD components I use Antex solder gun with a smaller solder tip. Both soldering gun are very reliable and if the tip have problek you ca just buy the tip only. If I want to remove SMD IC i will use a rework station. What about the temperature controlled solder gun? To be honest I do not own any of this as i find it is already adequate for me to have the two branded solder gun on my workbench. What type of solder gun you are using? Would you like to share it to fellow readers in this blog? Thanks in advanced!
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