(Deal Alert) Hakko 936 soldering station clone $26

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(Deal Alert) Hakko 936 soldering station clone $26

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KFNHFNM/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?i...

This is one of the endless Hakko clones. These don’t use the same soldering iron, the pins are different but they will use the same cheap tips. You can get a ten pack of various sized tips for under $6 delivered for these. These clones normally sell for close to twice this much. I ordered one of these today as a backup and it already shipped.

I got mine in today it’s one of the YiHua’ 936B’s also they have two more for sale right now.

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Nice. I got the circuit specialists soldering station last month fo 50 bucks. Major upgrade from the Rat Shack iron i was using. And it takes the same tips as the Hakko.

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Nice. I got the circuit specialists soldering station last month fo 50 bucks. Major upgrade from the Rat Shack iron i was using. And it takes the same tips as the Hakko.

I have heard that is a good one too.

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I can't resist derailing this thread...

18sixfifty wrote:
You can get a ten pack of various sized tips for under $6 delivered for these.

 

I already have a very satisfactory soldering station, but I'd like to hear more about these tips. Big Smile  If you happen to know where to find a good deal on Bernzomatic butane soldering iron tips that screw on, I'd like to find out more about that too.  I've been using my butane soldering iron a lot, and my stubby tip is looking awfully ratty.

What do you think about this titanium pick? Or ceramic tweezers and picks?  I've been looking for something I can use to hold pieces together while soldering that can touch the solder, but not get stuck to it.  Why?  Because I struggle with attaching leads to the mcpcb, that is to say that I want the wires in the lead to be touching the pad on the mcpcb with as little solder between them as possible.  Applying pressure with something like that kind of tool seems like the best way to do that.  

The low mode should be lower.

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Well these are the tips for the hakko. (deal in coins e-bay)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331248781679?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3...

I haven’t used one of the butane ones so I can’t help you there.

I have used the picks before and they come in handy. I actually use a pair of scissors now instead. They are aluminum so solder doesn’t stick to them. They are the small ones that are used for trimming a mustache or I guess for snipping string. What I like about them is that you can open them up just a tiny bit and hold the wire or resistors in place with them from both sides. They are small supper pointy ones. Also I use a set of cheap Hemostats all the time. You can pick them up in the fishing department at wallyworld or your local bait shop for a couple bucks. Because they clip together you can also use them as an extra hand on a lot of things. I actually have two sets, one straight and one with curved tongs. Both the scissors and hemo’s are steadier for me because you can put a finger and thumb in them, they are less likely to slip at least for me.

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My mustache scissors are magnetic. Flat Stare  That's a good idea though.  I swear I've seen tweezers like that.  The closest thing to it I can find right now is cross locking tweezers.  

Agreed about hemostats. They're very handy.  Ceramic, aluminum or titanium hemostats would probably be exactly what I'm looking for.  The description of this hemostat says it's titanium and also that it's stainless steel.   At $30 I'll try that titanium pick first.

The low mode should be lower.

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Gj wrote:

These are also handy. I have ones that look the same from Micro Center, $2.49 ea.

http://www.amazon.com/TWEEZERS-Locking-Action-Straight-HANDLES/dp/B000TD1SYA

http://www.amazon.com/TWEEZERS-Locking-Action-Curved-HANDLES/dp/B000TCZYMI

Nice, I might have to pick some of them up.

It’s amazing how many small tools I use when doing these mods. An ICE PICK and a good set of files are also things I use all the time. An Ice Pick is actually just about the most under-rated tool and it belongs in any tool box.

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Come on, you have to explain how you use an ice pick!  Will an ice axe work?

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:

Come on, you have to explain how you use an ice pick!  Will an ice axe work?

LOL. Well I use them for getting stuck on drivers out, either from the top or through the switch like on the SRK’s, that really helps a lot. Also for centering multi-meter emitters. You can reach the emitter through the reflector without touching the reflector and move the emitters around until they are centered.

Another great thing to have around are chisels. They are perfect for getting glued down emitters to pop loose. I also have one that I broke the tip off of a long time ago that I use to either push or even pound stuff in place with. It’s now flat so I can put it on a driver and give it a smack with a mallet if it doesn’t want to fit back in place.

The files I use on reflectors and drivers. On reflectors I use a small round file if I want the center hole to be bigger and on drivers I use a flat one if I need the driver to be smaller. I also use a flat file on centering rings and sink pads if I need them to be just a little smaller.

Let’s see screw drivers of course, marking pens, pencils, a small pencil butane torch. Magnifying lens, wire cutters, tin snips, needle nose pliers, helping hands, alligator clips, strap wrenches, regular scissors, drill, dremel, hacksaw and a small vice,sandpaper in various grits, I’m sure there is a bunch of things I’m missing. I’m just looking at all the junk on my desk right now.

Last but not least, a sledge hammer to once and for all fix the things I can’t make with my tools.

Of course these are just the tools and don’t include any of the parts. Copper, wire of various sizes, copper coiled wire, copper mesh, copper discs, pennies, solder, solder paste, electrical tape, thermal paste, thermal epoxy, glass cleaner, JB weld, super glue, plastic epoxy, silicone carbonite, drivers, emitters, resitors, FETs, flux, centering rings etc.

See why a poor man like me has to sell most of his mods to keep up with this hobby??

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Should I buy this if I plan to get into modding in the future????????????????

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heggood wrote:
Should I buy this if I plan to get into modding in the future????????????????

Well it’s great price and you can use a soldering gun for all kinds of things around the house too. It’s surprising how often you use something if you have it. Probably the nicest thing about these Hakko clones is how cheap the tips are and that they heat up pretty fast and are adjustable for heat. I have an old weller that I have had for years and years, but the tips just keep going up in price all the time.

You could go to your local hardware store and buy a cheap weller iron but the tips will cost you almost as much as the iron does in no time flat if you solder a lot, plus the cheap ones are not adjustable and trust me on this. Sometimes you will need either more heat or less heat if you really get into modding.

Now if you already have a soldering iron then it really depends on how much you plan to get into it. If you only plan to do a few mods a year then No you don’t need it. A simple one temp iron is all you need for doing basic modding of emitter and wires and even many of the driver mods can be done with a single temp iron.

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Guess I waited to long asking questions, says not available now. Oh well.

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US also have this as an option http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19240__Soldering_Station_with_Adj...

Currently on back order though. Very similar or identical.

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18sixfifty wrote:
See why a poor man like me has to sell most of his mods to keep up with this hobby??


Oh yes, it's an expensive hobby for sure.

The low mode should be lower.

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aoeu wrote:
US also have this as an option http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19240__Soldering_Station_with_Adj...

Currently on back order though. Very similar or identical.

Yep I saw that one too, great deal, but they get you for shipping, but if you are looking for other stuff from them as well then it’s a steal!! I think that same station is for sale on e-bay for around $37 bucks and it’s in the states too. These hakko clones are great for the price, lot’s of bang for your buck for sure.

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I have both those (or similar) tweezers that Gj linked to and they are great!

I am considering getting another one of these camera holders and mod it for a proper helping hand.

 

Attach some crock clips and a magnifier at the end of the legs and screw it to a stand.

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Ledsmoke wrote:

I have both those (or similar) tweezers that Gj linked to and they are great!

I am considering getting another one of these camera holders and mod it for a proper helping hand.

 

Attach some crock clips and a magnifier at the end of the legs and screw it to a stand.

I am going to have to pick up some of those tweezers for sure. That camera pod for helping hands would be nice too.

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EEVBlog did a piece on that Yihua 936, turns out it’s not bad for the money

here

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My one from AU warehouse with shipping was $30AU for one, or $50 for 2. I split with a mate so it turned out good! I’ve only used it once. Not bad for the price. I wish they put some sticky feet on the base of the iron holder. It’s just bare plastic and slides around.

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Anybody have this or have an opinion on it? Been watching youtube reviews and thinking of getting this one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/937D-Soldering-Station-JP-Heater-Iron-Welding-So...SMD-Tool-5-Tips-Stand-ESD-/301046716823?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4617c85997

It’s the Jihua 937d with digital display, comes with 5 extra tips.

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Nice! I got the similar “fake” AOYUE soldering station, only difference is the LED display.

Has been working flawlessly for 5+ years. Money well spent…

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Thank you for sharing this find 18650.  The timing is great as my soldering station recently died.   I purchased one last night, but was way too past bed time to post a thank you.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Thank you for sharing this find 18650.  The timing is great as my soldering station recently died.   I purchased one last night, but was way too past bed time to post a thank you.

Cool beans, I’m glad you got one before they sold out.

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heggood wrote:
Anybody have this or have an opinion on it? Been watching youtube reviews and thinking of getting this one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/937D-Soldering-Station-JP-Heater-Iron-Welding-So...SMD-Tool-5-Tips-Stand-ESD-/301046716823?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4617c85997

It’s the Jihua 937d with digital display, comes with 5 extra tips.

Pretty good price for one with the digital display.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.