Good news. Weller is providing one of their new soldering irons for us to give away to one of you. Pretty cool. They've got a couple different models and the one they sent us was the standard duty model. They've all got LEDs at the nose which is always a good feature (wasn't it like five years ago that LEDs didn't come on any tools?) The soldering iron has a very nice ribbed rubber gripping area and above that is a triangular housing where the LEDs live. The thought behind this is that you use the round handle to roll the iron how you want it, then grip the triangular area for working stability.
There is more info in this video:
Depending on the model, the units cost $15 to $30.
So yeah, to toss your name in the hat for the random drawing, leave a comment at this post letting us know your experience with soldering irons, if you have any. If you don't, that's cool too and doesn't make any difference for the drawing. In that case, just let us know the kinds of things you'd like to do with the soldering iron. Easy enough.
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