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Characteristics of a Great Soldering Station

Posted by on 4/12/2017

As a business that sells Hakko soldering stations to our customers, we're asked questions all the time about what they should look for in a soldering station. Fortunately, when they come to visit us, we have the experts and knowledge to tell you the ins and outs of our stations. However, not everyone looking for electronics manufacturing equipment has that luxury. To help, we've come up with a few characteristics you should look out for when you consider buying a station.


Though you might have a long list of must-haves for your soldering station, having a budget for your workspace is half the battle. Consider how often you will be utilizing your soldering station, and what your goals are with it. That might help you justify a particular price point, or help you eliminate more expensive/affordable options.

Temperature control

Maybe the most important part of any soldering iron and station is its ability to regulate and maintain consistent temperatures. Invest some time researching various surfaces and brands that are known to have soldering tip temperature control. A typical wattage for a good station is 40+.

Heating rate

Depending on the projects you wish to complete, and how quickly you might need to transition temperatures, you will want a soldering station that has enough recovery time, and something that often correlates with that characteristic is the space's ability to heat up. In general, the quicker, the better.

As we mentioned, the WaveRoom Plus has the experience and professionals available to talk you through your purchase and come up with the best decision for you. From stations to soldering irons, you will find everything you need in our store. All you need to do is give us a call or visit.

For more information about our products, contact us today at (603) 437-4651.

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