SBC6120 (a build-it-yourself PDP-8 clone) Last Buy and, End ofLife
doug.jackson at ewa-australia.com
Mon Jun 5 20:14:16 CDT 2006
> So, with the fancy irons with solid-state temperature control
> circuitry, is the Weller TC201 now out of fashion? It's been my
> faithful compainion for decades--some years ago, I snagged a big batch
> of assorted tips from a going-out-of-business sale, so I haven't had
> any reason to change just yet.
> But is there something that's tons better?
There is no iron better than the TC201!!! None, Not at all, in no
way... Had it since I finished my traineeship.
The only reason I could imaging is if you are soldering using wierd
non-lead solder, then the precise temperature control matters.
But there are cases where the TC201 simply doesn't have the thermal
mass.... for those cases, never forget the 200W plumbers iron.
For all of the electronics I can still see (until my eyesight fails me),
my Weller is the answer.
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