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Clone Hakko desoldering gun? (CSI88 vs Hakko 808)

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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 4:48:30 AM

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I've heard good things about the $35 CSI generic soldering stations that
look (and apparently work) like Hakko 936 units. Commonly available from
http://www.circuitspecialists.com/ and http://www.mpja.com.

I've been looking for a good, cheap desoldering unit. The Hakko 808 is out
of my price range, but the CSI88 looks strikingly similar, and is only $80!
http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/8438
http://www.circuitspecialists.com/products/full/8438.jp...

Compare to:
http://www.action-electronics.com/hak808.htm
http://www.bytefixx.com/ebay/lip126.jpg


Has anyone used one? Same tips and filters as Hakko 808? Similar
performance? For those who have one, would you buy it again?

Awol
awol [AT] i-hacked [D()T] com
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 12:08:23 PM

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they look like the identical same product except for the big transformer on
the cheaper model.

i would guess they have the same functionality, but would also like to hear
from someone who has one.

Dan

"awol [AT] i-hacked [D()T] com" <awol[AT]i-hacked D()T]com@the.inter.net>
wrote in message news:p EBKe.24$UI.5@okepread05...
> I've heard good things about the $35 CSI generic soldering stations that
> look (and apparently work) like Hakko 936 units. Commonly available from
> http://www.circuitspecialists.com/ and http://www.mpja.com.
>
> I've been looking for a good, cheap desoldering unit. The Hakko 808 is out
> of my price range, but the CSI88 looks strikingly similar, and is only
$80!
> http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/8438
> http://www.circuitspecialists.com/products/full/8438.jp...
>
> Compare to:
> http://www.action-electronics.com/hak808.htm
> http://www.bytefixx.com/ebay/lip126.jpg
>
>
> Has anyone used one? Same tips and filters as Hakko 808? Similar
> performance? For those who have one, would you buy it again?
>
> Awol
> awol [AT] i-hacked [D()T] com
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 12, 2005 3:19:30 AM

Archived from groups: rec.games.pinball,sci.electronics.equipment (More info?)

I contacted Circuit Specialists today. They have "never heard of" Hakko, so
are unable to provide any information about similarities/differences to a
Hakko 808.

This company probably makes all these Hakko knockoffs we see around:
http://www.aoyue.com/en/products.asp

I'm probably going to order one... it's only $80. I'll let the group know
how it works out.

Awol


"DWGoett" <pinball@midamerica.net> wrote in message
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> they look like the identical same product except for the big transformer
> on
> the cheaper model.
>
> i would guess they have the same functionality, but would also like to
> hear
> from someone who has one.
>
> Dan
>
> "awol [AT] i-hacked [D()T] com" <awol[AT]i-hacked D()T]com@the.inter.net>
> wrote in message news:p EBKe.24$UI.5@okepread05...
>> I've heard good things about the $35 CSI generic soldering stations that
>> look (and apparently work) like Hakko 936 units. Commonly available from
>> http://www.circuitspecialists.com/ and http://www.mpja.com.
>>
>> I've been looking for a good, cheap desoldering unit. The Hakko 808 is
>> out
>> of my price range, but the CSI88 looks strikingly similar, and is only
> $80!
>> http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/8438
>> http://www.circuitspecialists.com/products/full/8438.jp...
>>
>> Compare to:
>> http://www.action-electronics.com/hak808.htm
>> http://www.bytefixx.com/ebay/lip126.jpg
>>
>>
>> Has anyone used one? Same tips and filters as Hakko 808? Similar
>> performance? For those who have one, would you buy it again?
>>
>> Awol
>> awol [AT] i-hacked [D()T] com
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 12, 2005 10:58:15 AM

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I bought this model from Circuit Specialist:

http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/8013

It is not the same as the one you are looking at, the one I purchased
was $119.00 and I have been very happy with the performance. From what
I can tell, it seems to be a knock off of another Hakko model (freind
up the street owns the Hakko) and seems to work every bit as well.

Bob Stemmler
Anonymous
August 13, 2005 1:42:47 AM

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Looks like I might have killed the goose laying the golden eggs....

I emailed Circuit Specialists about the differences between their CSI88 and
the Hakko 808, and they pulled it from the web site. After seeing the pics
I provided, they realized their chinese supplier is cloning a popular model.
It is too similar, and they don't want anyone to be confused.

Hopefully, they will release another 808-type tool in a different case -
$80 seems like a pretty good deal.

Awol
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 3:02:49 PM

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All of Circuit Specialists soldering tool are like this and prices are MUCH
cheaper.


"awol [AT] i-hacked [D()T] com" <awol[AT]i-hacked D()T]com@the.inter.net>
wrote in message news:a6dLe.60$UI.40@okepread05...
> Looks like I might have killed the goose laying the golden eggs....
>
> I emailed Circuit Specialists about the differences between their CSI88
> and the Hakko 808, and they pulled it from the web site. After seeing the
> pics I provided, they realized their chinese supplier is cloning a popular
> model. It is too similar, and they don't want anyone to be confused.
>
> Hopefully, they will release another 808-type tool in a different case -
> $80 seems like a pretty good deal.
>
> Awol
>
>
>
!