Yesterday I needed to get a new soldering gun. I use to be loyal to Weller , Weller use to be loyal to U.S.A.. When I replaced my first Weller D550, with one of the same model I noticed that my old one was made in the U.S.A. and the replacement I got was now made in China. So I ventured out to find a soldering gun that is made in the U.S.A.
I found one yesterday called a Wall Lenk , at first glance it looked like a toy, it has a yellow casing and is much smaller then the Weller's that I have always got. Well let me tell ya this is a 90w gun that packs a mean punch. The D550 that I am use to using is 200/260 W , but after spending the whole day using this Wall Lenk LG2000 , I won't ever miss the Wellers.
I almost put this back on the shelf because I did not have faith it was going to be able to handle my task after all 200/260 watt to 90 watt just seemed weak. I am glad it had a label on it that said "made in the U.S.A. because thats why I bought it. I figured that even if its junk I'll be helping the economy plus I needed a soldering gun.
The only thing I miss is that this lenk does not have a light , not that I do a lot of soldering in the dark or anything, but the little light does help at times.