Weller WHS M in U.S. ? (vs Hakko 888D)

by markmoran on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:53 am

I have a SparkFun soldering station and am considering upgrading to the Hakko FX-888D. But I've seen several YouTube videos (e.g. GeekBoy.it) showing a much thinner and slicker looking soldering iron. I believe it is the Weller WHS M, but I can only find it sold in Europe (including Amazon.co.uk), so I assume it only works on 240V power? It also seems much more expensive than the Hakko. Is there an American version of this soldering iron, or is there a thinner pencil style wand available for Hakko?

Thanks for any thoughts.
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Re: Weller WHS M in U.S. ? (vs Hakko 888D)

by adafruit on Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:54 pm

You dont want it -too- thin or its hard to grip, the 888D's wand is really great!
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Re: Weller WHS M in U.S. ? (vs Hakko 888D)

by analoger on Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:15 pm

Hakko 888D is a piece of art, heavy and well designed, and serves my soldering needs.
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Re: Weller WHS M in U.S. ? (vs Hakko 888D)

by sbehnke on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:58 am

I too love my Hakko 888D. It heats up from room temp to 700 I'm about 30 seconds. Really pretty awesome.
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