Looking for a decent soldering pot

Looks like there's many around $30, not sure I want to take that route. Would like to stay under $150, one that came up in an email was the American Beauty MP9. Looks like they can get pricey in a hurry, just looking for opinions on different models.

Looking to tin wire from 8ga and smaller, but mainly for prepping Litz wire.

All input appreciated.

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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,533
    Interested as I am looking for similar suggestions...
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,417
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Interested as I am looking for similar suggestions...

    I am semi-interested in the topic,too -- mostly because I've never thought I needed one, and I wonder(ed) who does? :) @ZLTFUL, what would you use one for? The OP's applications were pretty clear (never thought about Litz wire).

    For big stuff, I was taught to use a big ol' soldering gun (and I have two of my father's). :)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,242
    https://www.circuitspecialists.com/150-watt-solder-pot.html

    Never any complaints with circuit specialist stuff. I've used several of they're solder stations.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,417
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    https://www.circuitspecialists.com/150-watt-solder-pot.html

    Never any complaints with circuit specialist stuff. I've used several of they're solder stations.

    ooh, and the price is right, isn't it?
    Cheaper than the solder that'll fill it :p

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 371
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Never any complaints with circuit specialist stuff. I've used several of they're solder stations.

    Concur.
    I've got their 75 watt station. It just works.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,533
    Doc, I just like dipping stuff in molten stuff! >:) >:)
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,417
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Doc, I just like dipping stuff in molten stuff! >:) >:)

    Well, there is that.
    It's also fun to dip stuff in liquid nitrogen, then throw it on the floor and watch it shatter. :)

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,118
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    https://www.circuitspecialists.com/150-watt-solder-pot.html

    Never any complaints with circuit specialist stuff. I've used several of they're solder stations.

    Thanks for the link, I ordered one and used it this weekend....worked great.

    I wish I knew about what the temp was for each numerical value of the dial, but settled on about "3" for the cardas solder.

    Started out at 5.....the small flame up from the flux told me it was a little warm.....:).
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