This Hobby Is Actually Useful!

geneb geneb at
Mon Aug 3 15:43:23 CDT 2015

On Mon, 3 Aug 2015, Sean Caron wrote:

> When it comes to soldering, I usually recommend Hakko or Pace irons; I have
> a Hakko 936 and it's a great "all-rounder". The FX-888D seems to be their
> recommended replacement for the 936 so I guess I will endorse that, if they
> are making the new models as well as they built the old ones (although IMO
> they look a little silly now) ... I paid less than $100 USD for my 936
> brand new and I think I just got it from some random eBay vendor, maybe you
> can find them there, even in the Commonwealth?
I have both the FX-888 and FX-888D.  They're VERY nice irons.  The tips 
are the same as those used with the 936.


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