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The WLC100 from Weller is a versatile 5 watt to 40 watt soldering station that is perfect for hobbyists, DIYers and students. The WLC100 operates at 120V and features a continuous dial to provide variable power control to the soldering station. The included 40 watt "pencil" soldering iron is lightweight with a cushioned foam grip and an interchangeable, iron-plated, copper ST3 tip. The soldering iron can even be detached for your on-the-go soldering needs!
In addition, the unit comes with a soldering station that includes a safety guard iron holder and a natural sponge tip cleaning pad. If you are looking for a good mid-range soldering iron without breaking the bank, the Weller WLC100 is an ideal soldering choice!
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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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I’m not a huge fan of this solder iron mostly because of the seemingly incredibly uneven heat distribution in the tip. Even after being tinned and cleaned, the tip seems to be very temperamental which can be frustrating when soldering multiple parts. It’s possible it’s user error, but I haven’t had any issues with the soldering irons at work. ☹️
I was looking for a soldering station that provided the basic features: - Built-in stand - On-off switch - Temperature regulator
This station does all this very well. The temperature regulator has nice "drag" to it, feels well-built, not cheap. The on-off switch is easy to operate, not too tight. A minor thing perhaps, but I absolutely love the heat-shielded grip.
For soldering small components on a small (about 5-inch square) circuit board with fairly dense component layout, a temperature setting of 4 seems to work well.
Great buy for the money.