I'm looking at buying a new soldering station and trying to figure out what would be the right wattage. I'm going to soldering everything from electronic components (not much SMD, if any) to 16mm2+ cables.
Everywhere I look for recommendations everyone keeps warning about getting an iron thats too powerful. What I don't get though is why it should matter, given that you have a soldering station that maintains a set temperature. It's not like a 120W iron will spin out of control compared to a 15W iron, if anything it'll just keep the temperature from dropping when utilised.
Can you get a high quality soldering iron with set temperature that's too powerful? Is the only downside that the iron tends to get more bulky with higher wattage? Or am I just plain wrong?