Hakko Tips On Xytronic Irons

Need tips for your Xytronic 379 soldering station?

I picked one up a couple of years ago at All Electronics for around $50.  It’s a good little temperature controlled station and fits most of my needs.  Now I want to try my hand at some surface mount work, however, and the tip it came with just won’t cut it.  The little buggers are hard to find, too.

Fortunately for me, this guy – who runs what appears to be an investment site – for some reason decided to post about his soldering iron back in 2008.  Turns out, the 379 will accept Hakko 900M tips.  T18 tips are compatible with the 900M’s, so by extension…

A quick Fry’s trip later and I have a cheap test tip – and guess what:  it works!

YMMV, but if you have one of these, it’ll probably work for you also.

About Steve

When it comes to the desktop, Steve is a former Amiga, Windows, and Linux user, and as of six years ago, a die-hard Mac head (who, for once, isn't thinking of changing platforms again any time soon). When it comes to the server, Linux is pretty much the only game he plays. He also enjoys hardware hacking, and shouldn't be allowed near a keyboard after the sun sets (or for that matter, after it rises. Don't say I didn't warn you).
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2 Responses to Hakko Tips On Xytronic Irons

  1. Sharron says:

    Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up.

    The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Safari.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon.


  2. Edward says:

    Yes.. Finding replacement tips can be quite difficult for some brands.. Always remember to check availability of parts before buying a soldering station

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