Originally Posted by Cobrajr122
My experience has only been with the cheapo non adjustable radioshack irons, and the many hundreds of dollars PACE bench kits from work and school. I have been looking for a small bench kit like this for a while now though.
That Hakko actually looks pretty good, I can't tell if its tip is replaceable though, that is a very important feature.
Adjustable temperature control with lock/set screw. Temperature range 392°-896°F (200°- 480°C) Maintains idle temperature within 1.8°F (1°C)
Ceramic heating element and sensor ensures rapid heat-up temperature and fast thermal recovery.
Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature display. Temperature adjusted by simply turning the dial.
Slender iron handles are padded and have an ergonomic design for comfort and ease of use.
Wide selection of tips available for soldering SMD and through-hole applications.
It has everything I'm asking from it.