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I never had a problem with a small Antex iron, since the 70s, I just used to fit a bigger bit and be patient when required.

These days I have an Antex rework station with thermostatic hot air gun and low voltage temperature controlled 40W iron the size of my old 15W one.

It's the dogs, but will set you back the price of a decent bass (or two if they are Hardly Bent-Ones).

https://uk.farnell.com/antex/760rwk-uk/rework-station-60w-230v-uk-plug/dp/2422171

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On 18/08/2020 at 22:18, Stub Mandrel said:

I never had a problem with a small Antex iron, since the 70s, I just used to fit a bigger bit and be patient when required.

These days I have an Antex rework station with thermostatic hot air gun and low voltage temperature controlled 40W iron the size of my old 15W one.

It's the dogs, but will set you back the price of a decent bass (or two if they are Hardly Bent-Ones).

https://uk.farnell.com/antex/760rwk-uk/rework-station-60w-230v-uk-plug/dp/2422171

I have, the pointed end bit on mine gave up and got all useless after the first 35 years!! What a let down!!

Not buying another iron from them!  (I bought new tips and it's better than ever :D

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I've been using a W.E.P.   station for many years,   though 3 of the 4 rolls of solder i have is ancient lead 60/40 , which is about 30 years old.  I've barely used any, as i dont solder often.  I seem to have enough for a lifetime and then some.

This is my bad boy solder station, though mine wasnt as expensive, because i bought it  many years ago.  Several tips are included.  Its an excellent peice of kit

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WEP-937D-Soldering-Station/dp/B015IZ3CIS

 

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