EDIT: Wow, I got stickied! So I guess this thread will be for general discussion of soldering irons and accessories, as well as rework stations. Ask for advice on what to buy, what techniques to use to get a job done, and share your general tips and tricks! Happy soldering! ORIGINAL POST: I'm after a decent soldering station. I want temperature control and would really like some kind of interchangeable tip system (or at least the iron would come with a chisel tip, not a rubbish conical tip. I hate conical tips. From my experience they just don't work, they're useless at heat transfer. Basically something decent to get me off the ground and make my life a bit easier with soldering. The last iron I had was a 20/130W turbo jaycar iron and it was rubbish. Forget about wicking away old joints with it, it was just hopeless, so I eventually binned it. I do not want another cheapo plug-in no temp control pencil iron. I've had a few of them and they've all been rubbish, no matter how many times I've practiced and no matter how many quality tutorials I watch, they're still a nightmare to use. It can't just be me? My budget is $100 firm for off-brand items, can extend to $150 if I can somehow find a good brand with more interchangeable tips, station configuration etc or by some miracle a genuine Hakko unit (FX-888 I've been looking quite a lot at, but $170 local price makes it a bit out of my reach). Suggestions? Thanks guys.