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Zetr0

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both of those units will serve you well, I have the bottom of the two units

KADA 852D+

Its a cracking bit of kit to be honest and mine has recevied much abuse.

I would proffer the KADA 852D+ over the other setup only because the elements to the hotair gun is cheaper - I also found the gun is a little more controllable.

although the instant on and auto off of the other unit is a groovey feature.

(my friend yorkie4 has the first model of hot-air reworkstation)

Either model you wont be dissapointed, I would happly suggest either of these models for anyone wanting to develop their soldering skill to a more professional level.
 

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thanks for the heads up..

How often do you have to change the elements? What kind of price are we talking?
 

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well in the 3 years:

I have changed the ceramic element for the soldering iron once
I have changed the hot-air element twice.

costs.

the ceramic element for the iron cost me $10 for 5 units
the Hot-Air element cost me $8 for 3 units
I also spent $15 on a pack of 10 assorted SMD tips for the Iron
I also spent $10 on a pack of 4 Hot-Air rework station "hoods" tops.

cheaper than the proverbial micro-chip =)
 

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Yes it was last time I looked at SMD stuff the prices were way up there to much for me that had to have been at least 15 years ago..

Chris
 

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I received the kada 825d plus yesterday, I do not know much about soldering but it fires up quick :) The hot air and the classic soldering ...

At least something positive to say. It is a real monster at the desk. I know I put the holder up side down, that is the way I wanted it.:whistle: At least I can comfirm I got all parts well packed.

 

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I received the kada 825d plus yesterday, I do not know much about soldering but it fires up quick :) The hot air and the classic soldering ...

At least something positive to say. It is a real monster at the desk. I know I put the holder up side down, that is the way I wanted it.:whistle: At least I can comfirm I got all parts well packed.



Ah,,,, Just like TC's :nod:
 

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Yes, I wanted it that way not for the looks but for my desk :(

LOL :D Naughty jokes day is it? A couple of days ago I went into a local super market to buy some morning food.

I pack my bread two times to keep it an extra day. The girl who needs to check the bag asks about the contents, I tell here two short brown french breads.. And then add that I understand it is difficult to identify while two bags around the bread, but add: I LIKE IT FRESH

She asks

WHO?


after 20 seconds or so a lot of red sheeks lol
 
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