Why not both? After you fix the board with the soldering gun, and it still doesn't work, use the Redhawk to put the darn thing out of its misery... The first iron I had was a pencil-type, and old Wen my dad gave me when I was a teen. It was over 100 watts, and the tip turned cherry red after a while. Then I got one of those ubiquitous Weller 100/140 watt guns, which lasted a long, long, long time. I even fixed one of my ham radio sets, re-soldering a surface-mount coil that had come loose. How I pulled that one off, I don't know. The radio worked OK again. I can relate to the smell of the flux thing. My dad was an electronic hobbyist since before I was born - he did a correspondence course in electronics back in the 1950s, back in the day when anything electronic glowed and was warm. Every time he did some electronic work, I sat and watched him and that smell of the rosin flux always triggers those happy memories. That and the smell of vacuum tubes warming up. I went through a lot of cheap soldering pencils since then, and about 10-12 years ago I got the Weller soldering station I have now and has faithfully served me ever since.