neslekkim wrote:fake, as fake as the hakko fx888, fx951.. fx951-fakes sells for $50 on aliexpress
I bought the previous hakko termometer, also around $15, seems like it works good enough, uses the same sensors.
I got the Hakko FG-100 today. If it's a fake then I'm really impressed with the ability of the fakers. I don't have a "real" one to compare to but, honestly, it would be hard for me to even guess. I mean there are no flaws at all. The box even has a foil-type label. Maybe it isn't a fake? Maybe the cost in the far East is just very low?