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Old 02-28-2011, 08:01 AM
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Should you happen across a Wen Model 199 "Quick-Heat" soldering gun, I can attest to them being a good gun.

The gun below is probably older than I am. I can remember it being around from day one, and I still use it to this day- it stays plugged in on the bench.

The soldering iron in the center w/the green handle is a Hexacon. They're not cheap, but will outlast a Weller many times over. I used this same iron for almost 5 years while competing in slot racing, and it still works fine, w/the same heating element! This iron would be plugged in in the morning and stay hot all day long while I raced, so it got a hell of a workout- every weekend, ALL weekend plus all the soldering work in between races making chassis, etc.

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