I want to extend a thank you to the various CPFers who, by their postings a year ago, called to my attention the existance of Metcal soldering equipment. Over the past few months I have purchased a wide assortment of Metcal accessories on Ebay. Boy are there some good buys on Metcal stuff! I guess we are still seeing the after affects of the Dot-Com bust. I can still remember decades ago when I upgraded for a "dumb" soldering iron to one with adjustable closed loop temperature control. I remember thinking at that time "how did I ever get along without this?". Well I find that my recent upgrade to Metcal is just as big an improvement in soldering capability.