So I went to Frys and saw a soldering iron that I wanted. I wanted it because it had a nice holder- not necessarily for the soldering iron itself. Turns out it’s a return model because it cost $20 and it didn’t work. Everything got hot except the tip + it didn’t tin well!

So I took it apart and installed my RadioShack iron that I got for $15 long ago. Cheap and works. I’ve purchased more expensive ones before in the past and I’m constantly going back to my cheapo RadioShack.

Now I have something I like. I’m not worried about burning the rug!