852D+ Soldering Rework Station

From Leo's Notes
Last edited on 30 December 2021, at 02:02.

The YiHUA 852D+ Soldering station is a relatively cheap 60W soldering station with a 540W hot air gun.

I picked one up from Amazon.ca for $93 CAD (free shipping, no tax) in late 2019, though the Amazon listing was branded as Flexzion rather than YiHUA. There are other units similar to this model and are branded as Saike, though I'm not sure if they're identical on the inside. The YiHUA unit I have has a 'genuine' YiHUA sticker on the top of the unit and a power switch on the back.

The iron tips that the unit came with are pretty rubbish since they were the small cone shaped ones which are poor at conducting heat.

Iron Tips

This model uses the 900M tips that are compatible with many other soldering stations out there.

I ordered a variety 10 pack for $4.60 CAD from Ebay. I got additional chisel shaped tips (2.4D and 3.2D) for $0.32 USD each with shipping from AliExpress.