The plastic that couples the tip collar to the iron snapped when applying a bit too much pressure to solder wick in a desperate attempt to desolder a part. I think this is my fourth attempt at gluing it - not many glues can survive this temperature it seems. I could buy a replacement iron for the station, but a new Hakko FX-888 would cost less. Perhaps I will buy the iron from a Hakko station and rewire the plug to match the Goot, the heaters seem similar. This would also get me a larger selection of tips!