Hi everyone, I've been trolling this board for a while now. Trying to soak up as much information for this new field as I possibly can.
I've moved away from the breadboard and have started building my first "permanent" prototypes, and my soldering iron ($9 pos radio shat) is definitely NOT up to the job. I tried searching, but all of the posts I read were related to soldering small packages, and not necessarily the equipment used to do so.
Looking through my various catalogues, I'm bombarded with a ton of soldering stations, and have no idea what to buy...
What (style, brand, etc.) soldering station would you recommend?
BTW, I'm a value oriented person, but this is something I plan to have for a long time, so if something is worth the price, please suggest it!