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Old 01-17-2019, 11:51 AM   #61
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The handle on yours resembles a Hakko, in terms of colours at least....the difference is in the tip since that also houses the element on T12s...am I right ? I think I'll go for it...
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:56 AM   #62
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yes i brought the same same handle for my bakon 950d
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/9501...6bde4c4dKpamzi
for the price of the station you cant really go wrong you do get the odd error but removing the tip and replacing it usually sorts that out.
i have just watched this video your station choice even has different settings for each tip type used too get best performance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08pc9JsFR-E

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Old 02-08-2019, 04:40 AM   #63
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I ordered the soldering station and while I'm waiting for it to arrive, I was thinking about how well it performs on really small stuff, like the microscopic stuff Louis does for instance. I'm clearly not up to that level yet, but the only way to be is to start from somewhere...I lack the tools more than the knowledge The Hakko MicroPencil Louis uses is probably in the hundreds of dollars, PLUS the base unit and the tips which are all separate, so such an investment would have been completely pointless for a single individual. If our shop were to invest in such things, they yes, it would be worth it, at least in the long run, but it's not going to happen so we have to make due with what we have...performance suffers because of the lack of tools and the overall "close enough" mentality that this joint operates on - HATE this ! *end of rant*

Since it only comes default with the standard conical tip, I also ordered some other T12 tips from these chaps - a smaller conical one, a fat conical one for larger stuff and two of my favourite "bent" ones, one of which appears to be very sharp and small, at least in the picture. I wonder if it accepts original Hakko tips...the tip alone would end up costing more than the whole device, but just for proof of concept
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:56 AM   #64
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for small work,
JL02 - curved goodness
ILS - like a needle!
KU - like a small knife

what i'm looking to get next is a JS02 bent tip

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:03 AM   #65
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This is where I got them from along with the iron itself and what I ordered were: JL02, J02, IL, B2 types. I should've probably gone with an ILS as well, but I wanted a fatter one in there too, plus not having seen these in person, it's hard to tell by looking at the pictures which ones you should get. The only point of reference I have is my colleague's station over in the warranties department which uses T12 tips, but by which I was not impressed during my very brief encounter with it - I found the flat-head tip he uses combined with the vacuum hose attached to the handpiece to be unwieldy and hard to use...maybe it's just me...
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In the 900m type, what's the difference between T-IS and T-S tips ? Google shows both of them are curved and the one I have is a T-S, still curved. The IS variant appears sharper and thinner ?
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http://www.hakko.com/english/tip_sel...ries_900m.html
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How about this?

https://hackaday.com/2018/09/22/diy-...s-version-2-0/
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