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  • "X-TRONIC" MODEL #4040 - 4000 SERIES - SMD - ESD SAFE - 2 in 1 Digital Hot Air Rework & Soldering Iron Station - 4 Hot Air Nozzles - 10 Asst. Solder Tips - 1 Extra Hot Air Heating Element & 1 Extra Solder Gun Heating Element - 1 5X MAGNIFYING LAMP!!!
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"X-TRONIC" MODEL #4040 - 4000 SERIES - SMD - ESD SAFE - 2 in 1 Digital Hot Air Rework & Soldering Iron Station - 4 Hot Air Nozzles - 10 Asst. Solder Tips - 1 Extra Hot Air Heating Element & 1 Extra Solder Gun Heating Element - 1 5X MAGNIFYING LAMP!!!

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  • CELCIUS & FAHRENHEIT TOGGLE SWITCH - INCLUDES 5X GOOSENECK MAGNIFYING LAMP "FREE" ($39.80 VALUE)
  • 700 WATTS TOTAL POWER CONSUMPTION - 500 WATT HOT AIR GUN - 60 WATT SOLDERING SOLDERING IRON
  • HOT AIR GUN: 212°F ~ 896°F/100°C ~ 480°C - SOLDERING IRON: 392°F ~ 896°F/200°C ~ 480°C
  • 4 AIR NOZZLES, 10 ASST. SOLDER TIPS, 1 EXTRA HOT AIR & SOLDER HEAT ELEMENTS, TWEEZERS, IC POPPER
  • 100% - 1 YEAR FIX/REPLACE GUARANTY - ALL PARTS/SERVICE AVAILABLE - X-TRONIC INC. - LINCOLN, NE - USA
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Technical Details
Part Number XTR-4040-XTS
Item Weight12.8 pounds
Product Dimensions10 x 7.5 x 5.5 inches
Item model numberXTR-4040-XTS
ColorBLACK
Power Sourceac
Item Package Quantity1
  
Additional Information
ASINB003TC8EQS
Best Sellers Rank #15,250 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight12.8 pounds
Date First AvailableMay 3, 2011
  
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PLEASE NOTE - WE DO "NOT" SHIP TO HAWAII, ALASKA, CANADA, PUERTO RICO, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, APO'S/FPO'S, ETC. - WE DO "NOT" SHIP TO PO BOXES!!! WE "ONLY" SHIP VIA UPS GROUND!!! The X-Tronic 4000 Series - Model #4040-XTS Hot Air Rework & Soldering Station is an Industrial/Commercial unit that is manufactured by an "ISO 9001-2000 " Certified Manufacturer and comes with a signed and dated 1 Full Year - 100% - Complete Guarantee!!! IF "ANYTHING" GOES WRONG WITH YOUR UNIT WITHIN 1 YEAR OF RECEIVING IT - WE WILL FIX OR REPLACE YOUR UNIT "FREE OF CHARGE"!!!

Customer Reviews

Hot Air soldering Rocks!
Adminis
The soldering iron works very well and it's temperature controlled and is also ESD safe.
aacodude
Customer service from X-tronic has been terrific.
Orange Jam

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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By JoeMamma on April 17, 2011
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I own this X-Tronic unit and the Aoyue 968 (One for work and one for home). If you were to only buy one unit I would suggest going with the X-Tronic station over the Aoyue. I felt little to no difference in operation/performance when switching between the 2 units when using both the hot air and the soldering side on both stations. The advantage the X-Tronic has over the Aoyue (aside from the X-Tronic costing a little less than the Aoyue) is the assortment of soldering tips that are sent with the unit and the 2 replacement heating elements (1 for the hot air and 1 for the soldering iron). Heating elements and soldering tips do not last forever and having the spare parts on hand will save time in the long run. The Aoyue is not sent with any spare parts and no assortment of soldering tips. Both units are sent with 4 different sizes of hot air nozzles.

One thing I found that I liked better on the X-Tronic is that they use a digital display for both the hot air and soldering iron temperatures. The Aoyue uses the digital display for the hot air side only and an analog dial for the soldering iron side temperature. While this does not affect the performance I found that I preferred X-Tronic's design over the Aoyue.

All in all I am very happy with the X-Tronic rework station and feel the best choice in value if you had to buy one over the other is the X-Tronic rework station. The unit is slightly cheaper than the Aoyue, but you will get the same functionality/performance of the Aoyue, a digital display for both sides (hot air/soldering iron) of the station, a nice variety of soldering iron tips for different applications, and you will be thankful that you have spare heating elements on hand when they inevitably burn out.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By X. Wang on June 3, 2011
I am with a research group at Cornell University. We needed an hot air gun and a fine tip soldering iron to work with some small pitch QFPs that electronics nowadays seem to always be packaged in as well as to scavenge the parts from old boards we no longer use. We bought the X-TRONIC 4000 soldering iron and hot air gun units as seperate units independently from the seller after carefully considering the Aoyue 968. The spare heating elements put this unit over the top. The product came in a giant box, and we got an extra magnifying glass thrown in as a bonus. As the other reviewers have pointed out, make sure you unscrew the three screws (they warn you extensively about this) before using the air-gun. This air gun really works. It heats up quickly and the airflow is nice. I don't have much of a frame of reference to compare to however, as this the first air-gun i have used, but it beats the heck out of manual soldering and desoldering and I don't see how a more expensive unit could be much better. A word of warning though: this is a powerful tool, and when you crank it up all the way to its maximum heat setting at 450C and the airflow at 8 you can definitely melt through your FR4 boards.

The soldering iron is great. We have a much more expensive weller unit as well in our lab and it is hard to tell the difference between these two. The unit comes with many tips, including some very fine tip ones for precise work. The soldering iron heats up very quickly, which is a joy compared to some cheapie sears and radio-shack units I've had in the past. It's a joy to use. I highly recommend this for hobbist to moderately demanding lab and commercial environments.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By aacodude on January 27, 2011
Based on features and cost, I selected the X-TRONIC 4000 rework station for my use. I ordered one and received it three days.

If you've never used one of these stations before, may I suggest that you practice on a scrap PCB that has both large and small SMDs on it? I used an a old, discarded printer PCB.

The soldering iron works very well and it's temperature controlled and is also ESD safe. As for the hot air nozzle, I removed small SMD devices with ease. I applied some rosin flux to the leads of a 100-pin IC and then I slowly moved the hot air nozzle (temp set to 300 degrees C.) around the it to preheat the IC's soldered leads. After about 30 seconds, I increased the hot air temperature to about 400 degrees C and continued moving around the IC, melting the solder. Using the "IC popper" gadget, I gently lifted the IC away from the pcb. The magnifying lens/lamp helped my old eyes to see the more clearly.

I found the vendor, The Mercantile Station, to be very responsive to questions and concerns had about the products offered, and it has a 5-Star service support rating. The vendor supports its products with a service center here in the USA. I rate the machine's internal construction as first rate as is the workmanship in its build.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Paul D. Estep Jr. on March 2, 2011
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the way i would explain this machine is that it is like a Hakko 937 and a Hakko 850D mixed into one unit. The one thing that i do not like about it is that it uses a backwards soldering iron connector; on a Hakko the male connector is on the iron cable, and this unit has the male connector on the machine.

over all this unit seems to be a quality built machine. i have several Hakko Products and am used to their high quality products and this unit seems to be right on key with their standards. it comes with a 30 day defect money back guarantee and a 1 year warranty.

one thing that is probably going to be changed on my unit is the soldering iron connector. the iron that it comes with is ok.... but its not a Hakko, the tips seem to not be a perfect fit but this is a super easy conversion and you can pick up a real hakko 907 iron with everything included for about 10 dollars and a new connector for about 6 dollars all you have to do at that point is solder a few wires and it works perfectly.

I would definitely buy this again if i need another one. you can not beat the price and the unit is digital with a cool down unit. it also seems to heat up fast and stay at that temp fairly well.
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