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!
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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 - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Based on 2 ratings:
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.
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.