I'm curious if anyone mind giving me some advice on soldering irons. I've been using a Weller WESD51 as a student and hobbyist with good results.
I've been moving more and more into just using SMD components that I'm wondering if I should upgrade my soldering iron.
Is there a difference between soldering irons and rework stations? From the info I've seen rework stations are more useful for SMD devices.
Can anyone recommend me a decent upgrade? (not professional grade but decent)
I've also seen videos online of a "hoof" tip used to solder SMD components. I've searched but haven't gotten much luck. Does Weller call it something else?
Thanks for your advice