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** Hi,

got one of these from WES :

http://www.doss.com.au/zd99-hobbyists-soldering-station /

Costs only $20.

Described by them as " 48W Variable Temperature Controlled".

Fraid it is not temperature controlled.

The iron is 48 watts all right, but it is also 240 volts - the base contains
a simple triac dimmer.

It is quite slow to reach operating temp and adjusting the temperature is a
matter of judgement - probably be OK for light soldering work and as a spare

Tips are available in 4 sizes ( from 0.5 to 3mm) for $4.12 each and have
some kind of white coating on them to prevent seizing in the barrel.

...  Phil

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