LRP High Power Soldering Station
[LRP65800]

LRP High Power Soldering Station
joseph papa - Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! Thursday, March 29, 2012
Bought this to replace a Hakko that bit the dust, I was very excited to have a digital unit from LRP. In comparison, I have to admit that I still think the Hakko maintains heat while soldering thick wire/battery packs, but performance is very comparable. The LRP's performance does not exceed the Hakko. Unfortunately, I never could get the LRP to shut off automatically, despite the magnet sensor in the holder, and programming menu. One evening I left it on overnight, and in the morning an error code was displayed on the unit. Manual indicated that with that particular code, a new heating element was needed. After another 90 bucks to replace it, I found out that wasn't the problem. So $300 invested and lost. Could have bought 3 Hakko units for that price. In the end, this ended up in a box, and was replaced with a Hakko 936 which will likely last another 8 years. The LRP didn't last me 3 months. Great iron, features and look...questionable reliability.
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