I have had terrible luck with my hf soldering gun. My first weller lasted years my hf literally 10 minutes. The tips melt thru and hf does not carry replacements.Still using my RadioShack gun and iron but a few guys I know are happy with harbor freight guns
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funny I have a little iron that has about a million hours on it that I bought in 1978 when I was taking some electronic courses. I think i got it at radio shack.For best results, you need more than one device.
I have a soldering gun, and two irons.. One iron is 25 watts with a fine point and the other is 80 Watts with a broad point.
The gun is for quick jobs.. It produces instant heat. You don't have to sit and wait for it to warm up. The small iron is for fine work (circuit boards and small gauge wire) and the large one is for heavier jobs. (Like soldering braided 10 gauge wire)
My gun is ancient.. Got it around 40 years ago from Sears when I was about 13 yrs old.. Can't remember what brand the irons are.. But they're typical of what you'd pick up at a place like Harbor Freight..
Weller sells tips that fit it. For the little bit I solder at home it works fine. If I did a lot of work with it I’d call it very poor.I have had terrible luck with my hf soldering gun. My first weller lasted years my hf literally 10 minutes. The tips melt thru and hf does not carry replacements.