Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

This adjustable-temperature soldering iron is a great tool for when you don’t want to break the bank but need a reliable iron to get the job done. Operating at 60W and 110V, this soldering iron can be adjusted to five different temperatures: 280°C, 330°C, 380°C, 430°C and 480°C. This iron is very easy to use and features an on/off switch, allowing you to keep it plugged in on your workbench stand for quick access.

Each adjustable-temperature soldering iron is equipped with a 130cm (~51") power cord that is terminated with a North American standard type B plug. Additionally, the soldering tip can be replaced with Hakko brand tips to give your new iron plenty of different options!

  • Operating Voltage: 110VAC
  • Wattage: 60W
  • Five Adjustable Temperatures: 280°C – 480°C
  • Cable Length: 130cm
  • Hakko Tip Compatible

Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature) Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

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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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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Customer Comments

  • From the 30W iron should I upgrade to this or is the Hakko better enough for the extra cost?

  • To be clear “adjustable” does not mean temperature controlled? Temperature controlled is a pretty important distinction.

  • Is the cable made of silicone or something similar?

    • I hate to give you anything other than a confirmed answer but here we go: The cable certainly seems to be made of silicone. If it isn’t made of silicone, it is very easy to manage and maneuver like it. Hopefully, this helps!

  • Why such high temperatures? Only the bottom two temperatures seem useful for electronics soldering. Is this tool intended for jewelers doing silver soldering?

    The round body looks like a roll-off-the-bench burn waiting to happen—is there a stand with a cage sold separately?

    • Hard solders (high silver, or other blends) can use the 480 setting. Many lead-free solders work better around 400, owing to high silver or copper. For example, the SparkFun “Special Blend” solder is 3%Ag 0.5%Cu, and works great at 400C temps.

      Leaded and pure-tin solders, yeah, you’d only need the lower two. Those metals are soft and easy to work with, and have a low melting point.

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Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature) The iron is worth the price and works great for my portable fix it bag, The adjustable Temp for a portable Iron..Ideal for my purposes.

Decent compact low-cost iron...

What I like: 1) Compact - I considered the Hakko soldering station, but I have very limited space on my workbench. This unit is much more compact and works well within the space I have. 2) Takes Hakko tips. This was a big selling point for me. Good quality tips are very important. I ordered the Hakko T18-D16 ‘chisel’ tip with the iron. It’s a terrific all-around general purpose tip. I’ve since ordered other Hakko T18 tips; all have worked well on this iron. 3) Heats quickly, temperature controlled. 4) On/Off button 5) Slim, fairly comfortable to hold, lightweight. The cord is quite flexible (in fact, feels like silicone… nice), not too stiff, easy to keep out of the way. What I don’t like: Having the temp-controls on the power cord is a bit funky, and having them near the plug end of the cord can be inconvenient. The ‘Up’ temp button on mine is balky and doesn’t engage as easily as it should. Conclusion: Overall, a great value for the price. I like it.