Our Go-To Hakko Soldering Irons for Precision and Reliability


At Badge Pirates, our projects demand the highest levels of precision and reliability. Whether we’re creating intricate badge designs or assembling custom electronics, the tools we use are critical to our success. That’s why we’ve chosen Hakko soldering irons as our go-to equipment for all our soldering needs. In particular, we rely heavily on two models: the Hakko FX-888D and the Hakko FX-951.

Hakko FX-888D: The Workhorse of Soldering Stations The Hakko FX-888D is a staple in our workshop, known for its robust performance and user-friendly design. Here are some of the key features that make the FX-888D an essential tool for Badge Pirates:

Digital Temperature Control: The FX-888D features a digital display that allows us to set the precise temperature needed for different soldering tasks. This level of control ensures consistent results, which is crucial for delicate components. Compact Design: Despite its powerful capabilities, the FX-888D has a compact footprint, saving valuable space on our workbenches. Fast Heat-Up Time: With its rapid heat-up time, we can quickly get to work without waiting around for the iron to reach the desired temperature. Sturdy Build: The FX-888D is built to last, with a durable construction that withstands the rigors of daily use in a busy workshop. Interchangeable Tips: The ability to swap out tips easily means we can adapt the FX-888D for a variety of tasks, from broad soldering to fine detail work. Hakko FX-951: Advanced Features for Professional Soldering For more advanced soldering tasks, we turn to the Hakko FX-951. This model offers several features that enhance our productivity and the quality of our work:

Advanced Temperature Stability: The FX-951 offers exceptional temperature stability, ensuring that the iron maintains a consistent temperature throughout the soldering process. This is especially important for sensitive components that require precise heat control. Ergonomic Design: The FX-951 is designed with ergonomics in mind, featuring a comfortable handle that reduces hand fatigue during extended soldering sessions. Auto-Sleep Function: To preserve tip life and conserve energy, the FX-951 automatically enters sleep mode when not in use. This feature also helps prevent accidental overheating. Quick Change System: The FX-951 allows for quick and easy tip changes, enabling us to switch between different soldering tasks seamlessly. Compact and Lightweight: Despite its advanced features, the FX-951 is lightweight and compact, making it easy to handle and maneuver. Honorable Mention: TS101 for Remote and Travel Use While the Hakko FX-888D and FX-951 are our mainstays in the workshop, we also recognize the importance of having a reliable soldering iron for remote and travel use. The TS101 is our go-to portable soldering iron for several reasons:

Portability: The TS101 is incredibly lightweight and compact, making it perfect for travel and remote work. USB-C Power: It can be powered via USB-C, providing flexibility when working in various environments without access to traditional power outlets. Digital Display: Despite its small size, the TS101 features a digital display for precise temperature control. Rapid Heating: The TS101 heats up quickly, allowing us to perform soldering tasks efficiently on the go. Why Hakko? Choosing Hakko soldering irons was an easy decision for us at Badge Pirates. Both the FX-888D and FX-951 provide the reliability, precision, and ease of use that our projects demand. Whether we’re working on intricate badge designs or assembling complex electronics, these soldering irons help us achieve professional-grade results every time.

Investing in quality tools like the Hakko FX-888D and FX-951 has made a significant difference in our workflow and the quality of our work. We highly recommend these models to anyone serious about their soldering projects.

We hope this insight into our soldering setup inspires you to explore the benefits of using Hakko soldering irons. If you have any questions or would like to share your own experiences with these tools, feel free to reach out to us!

Happy soldering!


Written on June 16, 2024