So my trusty decades old not sure of the name brand but worked like a champ soldering iron gave up it's ghost a few months ago. Well, really the tip got too badly distorted to use. I thought I'd just put on a new tip, but it wouldn't come out and I broke a drill bit off in it. Anyway, I went to Lowes or HD and bought a 30 watt Weller brand iron with LED work lights. JUNK. Won't get #18 wire hot enough to melt solder from the other side. Really? What can I get under $50 that's good? I do some small electronics from time to time so ESD and no current through the tip friendly is a plus.