Get a Desoldering station!by Snowtroll
As you plan to do a lot of repairwork, a GOOD desoldering station may be a higher priority that a soldering station.
Handheld suction pumps and desoldering braids can only do so much, and among what they can do is completely ruin some printboards.
If money is a priority, get a desoldering station and a decent soldering iron which can be moved to the toolbox when you later get a proper soldering station.
The Hakko 808 seems to get decent reviews:
Posted on May 26, 2012, 12:05 PM
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- I work my Hakko 808 pretty damned hard..... Hans, May 26, 2012