Soldering/Hot Air Equipment Opinions?
I'm just learning repairs of devices like ipads, tablets in general, iphone/android phones and other devices as confidence and experience increases. I appreciate and as a rule go with the best in class equipment, and if money wasn't so tight I would go Hakko without hesitation. Unfortunately, I need to wait, maybe a year to see if this interest continues and and I'm decent at it.
Has anyone had experience with an alternative to Hakko they're comfortable with? I'm in the process of returning a Yihua station (8786 I think it was) now - the temps were so far off it was unusable and trying to get service was impossible.
I am looking at Aixun gear and they seem to have excellent reviews. Service is a concern though.
Any suggestions out there?
Thanks so much to all who took the time on Super Bowl Sunday to answer the new guy’s question(s). Keep the comments coming, soaking everything up.
No disrespect to anyone who has responded - I’ve been reading and skimming over the various topics that might provide insight and I’ve seen so many answers from @oldturkey03 i was hoping he would contribute. I was not disappointed!
Again, thanks to all and please, keep the suggestions coming. The initial answer with the list of alternate gear had several I have not heard of - so please, keep those replies coming.
I did forget to ask about one brand - X-Tronic. Any thoughts on their gear? I see them a lot on Amazon, but have not seen any comments from users.