Finally got a chance to try out the Hakko on a real repair job, and I'm impressed with how much easier this is to use from the junk pencils I'm used to.
Got a Hosa PHB-350 TRS patchbay for cheap, like-new, arrived yesterday, but the seller packed it in peanuts ONLY
and of course it was bent to shit and far right (#24) PCB was cracked and not passing audio.
Rather than return something that was only $30 I undertook to fix it myself, disassembled, straightened all the metal, then soldered 4 little 24awg wires across the cracked part of the board. Hot glued down around the flimsy TRS jacks that ALL of these cheap patchbays seems to have, to keep them from moving, and checked again that it would pass signal.
The Hakko made this job super easy. No fuss, no fighting.
Highly recommened by me. I'm telling everyone about this soldering station.