I have a Hakko FX-888D, and it lives up to every positive word about it. It has made soldering so much easier. The temperature control is immediate, and I can’t remember any cold solder joints with this iron. It’s pricy, but not too bad. I think it was around $100 (USD). Weller is also a good brand, and has a similar quality soldering station, but at that point, might as well spring for the Hakko (just my opinion). Plus, the Hakko is solidly built and looks nice sitting on your desk!