30 Oct '11, 6pm

@nether10 @kwartzlab @kwawesomefound @THEMUSEUM I recommend this one: Come on by Kwartzlab and show us what you make!

Knocked off who? Hakko? Aoyue? Hakko has officially discontinued the 936. The price of a genuine station isn't particularly hobbyist-friendly anyway. It might make sense to get the real thing if you solder on a daily basis, but not if you're just doing odds and ends a couple times a month. Aoyue has been making knockoffs of Hakko products for some time now. I have one of their 968 hot air stations, which effectively includes the above soldering station. Its functional and its internal build quality seems perfectly reasonable, though it does have a few quirks; Making the lights flicker when the hot air heater is cycled on for instance (but it's a real power hog). It wouldn't surprise me in the least if Sparkfun simply contracted with Aoyue to badge their 936 knockoff with the Sparkfun logo. Aoyue gets a new outlet for their products, SF maybe gets some say in quality contro...

Full article: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9672

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