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    Sorry there Brian,

    Halos are made in Mexico now, none in our plant. Our site makes industrial and commercial HID like floods, site lights, parking lot lights, etc.
    "Often Wrong", wife

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    Here's where I got mine.

    Chinese Hako 852 rip-off

    My old RS soldering iron gave up the ghost back in January and I wanted to get something a little nicer. Couldn't afford the real thing, so.... So far it works well...

    Later,

    Brian
    Oh... I guess I'm not leaving the hobby. Just re-tooling.

    On order:
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    Any ideas to what i should buy locally (adelaide, south australia)

    Choices seam to be:

    Jaycar 50watt soldering station $50
    Duratech 50watt soldering station $99
    Goot 46watt soldering pencil $60

    Currently have a cheapy 25 watt iron and its just not fine enough

    Im leaning towards the pencil because i tend to do a decent amount of soldering away from a desk (eg in cars etc)

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    I had a weller for a LONG time (20+ years?) and it finally gave up the ghost. I replaced it with the 1A (top couple of messages in this thread). Should arrive any day, the price is right....

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    i got a black and decker for $12 from big lots and it work fine. I came with the bench stand as well.
    Truth is a three edged sword....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaysonH
    I have a Weller 100w gun that is roughly 20 years old and still kicking.
    With a 100W gun you're going to be frying a lot of components!
    There sure as hell *are* user-serviceable parts inside!

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    so no one has any experience with the jaycar/goot irons?

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    Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on this soldering iron. I am thinking about purchasing it. Just wanted to see if it would be worth it or not.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SOLDERING-STATIO...QQcmdZViewItem

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    my only concern is that 48W is the power IN, I wonder what the power out is... 20W? 15W? any less than 20W and it may not solder heavy things....

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    Gotcha. So definately don't need to go below 20W to be safe?

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