Goes from room temp to 750* in about 20 seconds. With the combination of 70 W of power and a 5.2 mm tip, no factory ESC connection can stand up to it. I had a Viper that I could not get wires loose with my old 936, but the 888 cut it loose in a couple of seconds. Well worth the price.
Watch youtube reviews first then buy from www.amain.com........ "heats up in seconds" no joke!
this thing is awesome. heats up in seconds. AAAAAA+++++++++
This is the best solder station I have ever used. Iron heats up in about 1 min flat to a temp of 750 deg F. Makes very quick work of soldering motor tabs. Comes with everything you need to be a soldering pro, might want to add a large flat tip if you do a lot of motor tabs though, stock tip has more of a point than a chisel edge. This station is worth every penny. If you don't get one now, you will later once you grow tired of losing races to junk solder jobs.
Love my Hakko gets up to temp super quick. Stays there and the gold wire and sponge to clean the tip is great
Probably the single best tool purchase I've made in a long time. A must have if you're going to be in this hobby for a while. Less than 15 minutes after it arrived, I broke the JST connector wire on a really small SciSky FC board. I used this to repair it in short order, and I was impressed with how well it worked. Having a quality iron is invaluable. I should have bought this years ago!
Incredible! Love it! Since I started in RC I had my original Radio Shack soldering iron until now,and it worked just okay. I read the reviews and hit the buy button on this one figured this will be the last soldering iron I’ll every buy. Got the spare larger tip also and used it just now to solder the motor wires on my B6.1.
This heats up fast and is easy to use. I bought a larger 3.2mm tip for it and have not been disappointed. The Hakko holds heat well and makes everything you solder much easier. The equipment is built well, This will last you for many years to come no doubt about it.
Very Good Product.. Easy to use. This will come in handy..
Used the Soldering station this past weekend to fix two drones. Got some different tip sizes and it worked fantastic. Really like how quickly it gets to 750 and how good it is at melting the solder on just one small touch. Great investment and it works just great.
Heats up quick and is very well built and worth the money .By far best soldering iron I have used and you can lower or raise temp to what you want or need ..
Love it.. Heats up fast.. Easy to use.. Compact and very well built.
Awesome solder station and easy to use. Gets up to temperature very quickly to what you set it at.
Great investment ! worth every penny ! great quality and works like a charm
After reading various reviews of the iron I decided to buy one and I was not let down. This has to be one of the fastest irons to heat up in its price range. I didn't time it, but it feels like it's ready in about 15 seconds, which is leaps and bounds over my 28 year old electronics iron's 5 minutes. At its default 750 deg setting and their 5 mil tip it makes quick work of soldering 12 gauge braid to various brass connectors. This is a vary impressive unit.
A really great option for the price. Functions really well and heats quick. Looks decent too.
Absolutely great Soldering stick. Heats up quick, well built and a great one to start with, will recommend to others!
Blue and yellow exterior colors and included racing decals make this soldering station look amazing.
Soldering tip is very quick to heat up and is easy to change to different styles.
Once power is turned off, soldering tip is very quick to cool down.
Overall dimensions of the station is very compact.
Soldering cord is very flexible and therefore easy to store.
Everything is high quality- even the holder station.
Amazing value! Accurate digital thermostat that heats up the element quickly and evenly. 100% recommended!
Turns out I'm not horrible at soldering, it was just my iron. Buy a quality iron and the job will go quicker, easier, and come out looking and performing much better. The FX888D works great and now I look forward to soldering instead of dreading it.