the new tip from radio $hack is part number 6400208 its still pointed but works great!
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So nice, and a fantastic value! Now I can solder with precision, and not get the iron so hot that the flux burns away, like the standard soldering irons do. I also like the iron holder, much better than the usual wire stand. A must for working on circuit boards and with small components.
I would have gotten it from the US warehouse and saved $15 on shipping, but they were out of stock. Now they're back in stock.
Just get one of these, you won't go wrong. One of HobbyKing's best values.
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Based on other reviews I ordered with a great deal of anticipation... I received a great deal of disappointment!! This Iron is sub-par on every level! Even on its hottest setting it will barely heat solder. My 40 watt Weller brand pen style iron blows this crap away!!!!
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Mine works awesome so far (with a proper tip attached)
The one it comes with is way too thin if you're trying to solder anything other than super fine stuff and I imagine that's why the review below was negative...not using a proper tip.
Mine heats up super hot in under 1 minute. This is a great unit and is comparable to any other...really it's a super buy even with high shipping due to its weight.