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[DPRG] Repair parts for a Weller WCC100 solder station?

Subject: [DPRG] Repair parts for a Weller WCC100 solder station?
From: Bill Boyer daweasel at swbell.net
Date: Thu Sep 23 21:43:25 CDT 2004

Several places sell the Hakko knock-offs for under $50 -- the real thing
is $100 -- they have them at Fry's. The Hakko units are far superior to
the Weller irons in a production environment.

> Whoops - I just saw a WCC100 go on eBay for $31. It closed a few minutes
> ago. Item 3840612749 
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3840612749
> I included the link in case anybody wants to see a picture of what yours
> looks like.
> My first adjustable soldering iron was the "hobbyist" version - the
> WLC100: http://snipurl.com/9an1
> It's adjustable but not temperature controlled.
> The pencil part of the iron from yours looks very similar to the
> soldering iron I use now, which is a WES51 http://snipurl.com/9amr
> I really like it. It heats up fast, and has an auto shutoff. I have a
> problem forgetting to turn the darn thing off, so the auto off feature
> is wonderful. It doesn't work the greatest for big jobs (like soldering
> hunks of brass together), but works well for normal electronic
> components. I have used it to solder capacitor leads to metal motor
> housings, but I'm pushing it.
> If I have a lot of heavier stuff I pull out the WLC100 or, for bigger
> stuff, a Weller soldering gun I bought about 20 years ago.

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