Hakko 472-1 Desoldering Tool

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I just picked up a Hakko 472-1 Desoldering Tool from Craigslist for $60.

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It came with a 807 desoldering tool …

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… and a 900 soldering iron.

The 472 series has many models. I think this 472-1 is a quite early version. I see Bruce at EAE Sales has some parts such as replacement filters and tips for the 472 series, so despite its age, I hope I’ll be able to keep it running.

I’ve registered at Hakko’s site in hopes of getting a user manual, but in the meantime what do I need to know about the 472-1? Will I be able to maintain it?

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