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Goot RX-711AS Soldering Station $199 @ Jaycar Electronics

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Goot RX-711AS solder station is a high end soldering station with adjustable temperature with stable temperature and anti static safe.

The control panel includes the digital temperature display panel, a rotary temperature control, calibration control and a display changeover switch to display either the desired or actual tip temperature. The panel is secured behind a darkened see-through cover which prevents accidental temperature changes but can be easily accessed when required.

  • Safety approval number QASTE4930.
  • 230-240VAC supply voltage
  • 24VAC output voltage
  • 65 Watt capacity heater
  • 200 - 480°C temperature range
  • ±3°C temperature hysteresis
  • 1.1Mtr iron cable
  • 1.3Mtr mains cable
  • 0.5mm tip supplied

Those who are into soldering knows Goot and their quality. I haven't bought one from Jaycar, since I already own a Weller Solder Station, but thought this is a very good price for someone looking to upgrade from their solder iron.

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  • +10 votes

    I am Gooot…

    • +9 votes

      Nah mate. Iron Goot

  • +3 votes

    Goot deal

  • +3 votes

    I've had an RX-711 for many years now, but I think my next iron will be the newer-tech ones with the heater and temperature sensor built into the tip.
    I bought a TS100 iron for use at work and am spoiled by its fast thermal recovery and how quickly it heats up from cold.

    The RX-711 does have better ergonomics, but the thermal performance of the cheaper TS100 makes up for it, at least for me. A silicone power lead will help the handling too.

    It might be worth looking at the clone Hakko FX-951 irons too.

    • +7 votes

      I'm still using my $10 Tandy one.

    • +1 vote

      If you're in Sydney and you want a decent iron sub $ 200, I cannot recommend the Hakko fx-888D enough. It's a great starter iron for hobbyists and enthusiasts and even professionals too. Small form factor, nice casing, ESD safe, etc. Right now the website's down for Mektronics which is the licensed distributor for Hakko, not sure about Banggood, but can guarantee that the iron will work well and last years from Mektronics (mine personally is still going after 5 years of heavy use!). As a side note, the TS100 is a banging iron, too. As always, do your research and experiment with different irons as when you climb this equipment ladder it does become a matter of use and preference.

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        Big fan of the Hakko's also, I used them for 15yrs when i was an Elec Tech…

        A few years back we started upgrading to a newer iron (JBC), but they're out of the price range for the home hobbyist unfortunately…

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      I actually have a TS-100 in the mail so it's good to hear it performs well.

      Do you have a power supply you recommend?

      • +3 votes

        Do you have a power supply you recommend?

        AGL works well

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        Do you have a power supply you recommend?

        I happened to have a 19V laptop charger lying around so I just used that. Works a treat! A silicone cable would be nice though. I should have a look around.

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      Happy enough with my $20 Yihua 936 Hakko clone from Hobby King. Have an Iroda 120 for portable jobs.
      If I had to get another, would be a TS100 though.

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        I've actually got one of those as well! It works fine for small pads and terminals. Anything larger and the slooow thermal recovery will get frustrating.

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          Yeh, true. I do tend to use the gas iron for bigger stuff.

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    Goot RX-711AS Soldering Station $199

    How Goot is this?

    • +2 votes

      About $70 Gooter then elsewhere.

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      What is goot for Jaycar is goot for JV.

  • +2 votes

    Rx-7

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    TS80 ftw

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      Im thinking of getting one of these USB C powered, portable. doesn't heat as fast as the ts100 but perfect for what i need.

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        Yeah doesn't seem like theres much difference. I got the 80 though and love it.

  • +3 votes

    Jaycar ebay $189.05 with push5 code free postage
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ESD-Safe-Goot-Temperature-Contro...

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      You the real MVP

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      thats an awesome price.
      jaycar wholesale is also ~$199

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      Didn't know Jaycar had an eBay store. Good find.

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    Much cheaper than mine.

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    Das Goot

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    I thought we were all boycotting Jaycar?

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/5379161/redir

    • +2 votes

      has this boycott worked? Will it ever?
      this free pass for negging deals is getting so old

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        Yep, I make an effort not to deal with Jaycar. Even at my work we'll pay an extra $25 just for freight from somewhere else than go to JC down the road.

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      No. Just placed an order. For some electronics I want (developed by Australian designers) - there is no other supplier.

      Jaycar stated years ago - they withdrew the item from sale after complaints! But the campaign of hate continues.

      Unfortunately, copyright infringement (in this case copying of box & manual - containing information possibly sourced elsewhere) by businesses is very common (many media copy stories without attribution, Google & Facebook copy from media robbing the originators of income, supermarket chains copy beer (packaging & taste) & packaged goods - making minor changes to avoid court cases).

      Withdrawal from sale of the copy is about as much as can be achieved. And that occurred long ago.

      Continuing this hate campaign just seems like a mediaeval blood fued.

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    Give me one good reason to buy this instead of the Gold standard in soldering irons (HAKKO FX-888D ) for $162

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      Goot is good, but Hakko has better tip selection.

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    i only do some occasional soldering work but i was looking at something to remove SMD components and picked up one of these last year: 853D Iron Soldering Station I only ever had cheap $29 dick smith soldering irons in the past though :D Seems to do the job pretty nicely - how often do you guys solder??

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      watch out with those ones as the hot air gun can catch on fire even if you are not using it.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzuUSE_QE9k

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        thanks for the heads up. i've only used the hot air a couple of times but theres a double switch on mine anyway (that one looks a bit older).

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      Every few days, but not for extended periods of time. Maybe 20 mins per session.