Quality, lightweight pencil iron with cushioned foam grip provides extended comfort during long term soldering projects
The Weller WLC100 is a reliable, high-performance soldering station that's well suited to beginners. It comes with a built-in soldering pencil, which makes it easy to start soldering, and the adjustable power makes it easy to dial in the right amount of heat for smaller projects. The iron is UL-listed and certified, and the sponge cleans off solder residue, making for cleaner soldering. The WLC100 is compact and lightweight, making it easy to store and transport. It also comes with a helpful user guide. However, the WLC100 is a poor choice for advanced hobbyists or professionals. It has limited power output, and it's somewhat pricey for what you get. In addition, the stand does not have a locking feature, so it's too easy to accidentally tip it over.
This unit is loaded with cutting edge features sun as intuitive navigation, a Standby mode and auto setback conserves energy and password-protection to Preserve settings
The Weller WE1010NA Digital Soldering Station is our top pick for beginner or professional hand-soldering projects, thanks to its combination of power, precision, and ease of use. The 70W soldering iron boasts a precise temperature controller that maintains a steady temperature even through soldering, and the heat-resistant silicon tip prevents damage to components and circuit boards. The iron also features a tip retention system that allows the user to vary the temperature and extend the life of the tip of the soldering iron. The 65-degree tip is enough for standard soldering tasks, but Weller also offers 30-degree and 90-degree tips, as well as a 140-degree tip, so the user can choose the tip that's right for their project. The WE1010NA's temperature is measured at the tip of the iron, so it's even possible to adjust the temperature on the fly, as soldering iron tips can lose heat over time. The iron also has a temperature-lock feature, which ensures that the temperature remains constant until the iron is turned off. The digital display makes it easy to monitor the soldering temperature; however, the weller WE1010NA also has a software-based temperature control system, which allows users to input the component's temperature specifications, and the WE1010NA will adjust the temperature accordingly. The WE1010NA also comes with a PH70 safety rest, a sponge, and an Eta tip 0.062 inch/1.6 millimeter screwdriver. The PH70 rest allows the user to rest the iron safely while soldering, and the sponge helps reduce the solder's surface tension. The Eta tip is a small screwdriver that makes it easier to remove the tip from the iron, and it's also small enough to fit into a pocket or tool belt. The WE1010NA is compact and portable, so it can be quickly and easily transported between projects.
Includes station base, SPG80 lightweight pencil soldering iron ideal for midsize work, 3/8 chisel tip, pencil iron holder, and cleaning sponge
Weller's WLC200 soldering iron kit is a great deal for the price. It includes everything you need to begin soldering, and it's completely cordless, so you can use it anywhere. The soldering iron is powerful enough that it's effective for a variety of general soldering tasks, such as repairing electronics, repairing jewelry, and fixing minor appliance problems. The kit includes Weller's 3/8-inch chisel tip (MTG20), which is powerful enough for repairing electronics. It also includes Weller's 1/4-inch chisel tip (MTG21), which is powerful enough for repairing smaller, intricate electronics. Weller's .375 cone tip (MTG22) is sold separately. The tips on the WLC200 are interchangeable, and Weller also offers replacement tips that fit virtually any other soldering iron. The kit includes a sponge, which is built into the station to help keep the tip clean. The station also includes a power regulator, which lets you adjust from 5 watts to 80 watts of power. The Weller WLC200 is lightweight, so it's comfortable to use, and it comes with a holster that makes it easy to store and travel with.
The Weller WLACCWSM1-02 Soldering Work Station Mat is a large, well-made soldering mat with plenty of room for all your soldering tools. The mat has 4 separate compartments, each with its own storage slot. The compartments are large enough for pliers, solder, desoldering pump, soldering iron tip, and wire. The mat also has a ruler built in. The mat is lightweight, so it's easy to transport, and it's made of a durable silicone that resists heat up to 500C, so it can handle soldering and desoldering without melting. The mat also has a layer of iron particles built into the mat, so it won't absorb moisture, and it won't promote rust. The mat is easy to clean, and it's backed by a 1-year limited warranty.
Tip has integral comfort grips for "no-tool" tip change (Tips Sold Separately)
This Weller Micro Soldering Pencil is our best pick for hobbyists who work on small electronics projects. It's cheap ($16), has an extremely short heat-up time (about 30 seconds), and has a 55W maximum output — more than enough for most small projects. The lightweight handle and ultra short heat-up time make this pencil easy to handle, and the long-life tip (which can be replaced) eliminates the hassle of regularly replacing tips. It produces clean, precise soldering, and the 40W output is more than adequate for most hobbyist projects. For larger projects, you'll need a more powerful soldering station (or a more powerful soldering pencil). But if you're looking for a soldering pencil that you can easily carry with you and that you can rely on for soldering small projects, this pencil is a great choice.
Easy Tip Access: Built-in tip holder provides on-board storage and easy access to your tips during soldering
The Weller WLSK3012A 5-30 Watt Variable Wattage Precision Grip Soldering Iron Station is our favorite pick for a handy, compact station with several useful features. It's easy to carry, easy to store, and it's comfortable to use. The iron has a 3.5-foot cord, which makes it easy to reach even in small spaces. The iron also has an adjustable, locking safety rest, which protects the iron and your workspace when you set it down. The iron has a 5 to 30 watt range, and it's adjustable in 1 watt increments. The iron also has a handy tip cleaner, which cleans the cellulose sponge tip, prolonging the life of the tip. The iron has a 3-inch tip and is 3.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches long, making it compact enough to fit on a workbench or table, and it's lightweight enough to carry. The iron also has an integrated tip cover, which protects the tip when not in use. This iron has a narrow tip, which is ideal for smaller circuit boards, and a wide tip, which is ideal for larger circuit boards. If you're looking for a compact, lightweight soldering iron station with several useful features, the Weller WLSK3012A 5-30 Watt Variable Wattage Precision Grip Soldering Iron Station is a good choice for hobbyists and electronics professionals.
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The Weller W60P3 60W/120V Controlled Output Soldering Iron is our favorite soldering iron for most hobbyists, professionals, and enthusiasts. This iron features 60 watts of power, as well as 60 watts of adjustable output, which is enough to handle most any job. It's versatile, too. This iron works with three different types of tips: standard, fine, and rosin. The tips are interchangeable, so you won't need to buy separate irons for each tip type. Plus, you can easily adjust the power setting from 60 watts up to 120 watts, so you can easily adjust for different types of jobs. The iron is also jam-resistant, so you can easily work with thick wires and larger sized components. The iron is also temperature-controlled, so you can easily adjust the temperature from 200 degrees Fahrenheit up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (F). The iron comes with a 3-wire cord, as well as an iron stand, which makes it easy to have the iron ready to use when you're not near an outlet.
Comes with one pound spool of Amerway 63/37 tin lead solder - made in Pennsylvania
The Weller WE1010NA is a mid-range hot-air soldering station that costs about $50, compared to about $80 for models from Tek, Hakko, and Hakko. Unlike the costlier models, the WE1010NA has decent soldering performance, but it struggles a bit with heat control. The maximum temperature it can reach is 575 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to burn through most metals. The welds are a little messy and runny, but they're not hot enough to burn through copper or plastics. The welds aren't as consistent as on more expensive models, either. The WE1010NA is a straight-up hot-air soldering station, not an SMD rework station, so it lacks many features, such as a desoldering iron and a vacuum feed. The desoldering iron provided is tiny, so you can't use it to remove large plugs and connectors. The WE1010NA is lightweight, but it's heavy enough that you can hold it comfortably with one hand. The controls are easy and intuitive, and it comes with a 15-minute timer. The WE1010NA also has a clear, easy-to-read display. The tip storage compartment is small, so you have to refill it often. The power cord is sturdy and long enough to reach most workspaces.
Tip family XNT & THM (high mass tips)
The Weller WT1010N 1-Channel 95 W Soldering Station is one of our favorite soldering stations, and it's easy to see why. The Weller WT1010N 1-Channel 95 W Soldering Station offers true 1-Channel operation, which means the unit only heats the iron once, so it never has to wait for the iron to cool off. The Weller WT1010N 1-Channel 95 W Soldering Station has a power response heating system, which automatically adjusts the heat level based on the input power. This feature is especially useful on lower-power systems. The Weller WT1010N 1-Channel 95 W Soldering Station's digital control interface makes it easy to adjust the temperature, power, and solder feed rate. The Weller WT1010N 1-Channel 95 W Soldering Station includes a 15-foot power cord, a 5-foot extension, a 5-foot cold lead, a 5-foot wire lead, a 5-foot spool of solder, a solder sponge, a soldering pencil, a soldering sponge holder, a 3-piece sponge holder, a soldering iron stand, a soldering iron stand holder, and a safety rest. The Weller WT1010N 1-Channel 95 W Soldering Station is compact, lightweight, and portable, and it's ideal for use at home or in repair centers. The Weller WT1010N 1-Channel 95 W Soldering Station is inexpensive, too.
On/Off switch with "power-on" indicator
This professional-quality soldering station is powerful enough for heavy-duty soldering, and it's built to last. The WLC200-VP comes with 80 watts of power, a 5-foot long, 20-pound iron, a 24-inch lead-free soldering tip, a sponge tip cleaning pad, a soldering iron stand with a built-in sponge tip cleaning pad, a soldering iron stand with a built-in sponge tip cleaning pad, and a manual. The whole thing is lightweight, which makes it easy to carry around, and it's inexpensive. The Weller soldering station also has a cushioned foam grip with replaceable heating element, and it comes with a 5-foot long, 20-pound iron. It also has a built-in sponge tip cleaning pad, so you can clean your soldering tips while they're attached to the soldering iron. The Weller WLC200-VP has a voltage rating of 240 volts, and it only works with a 240-volt power supply. The Weller WLC200-VP has a cord length of 5 feet, and it comes with a 3-year warranty.