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Description: We know you’ve always dreamed of having a SparkFun branded soldering iron. And here at SparkFun, we are all about making wishes come true. This is a great step up from the basic soldering stations from Radio Shack or wherever you picked up a cheap iron because your last one broke right in the middle of a project.
Unit includes 110V base station, iron, iron holder, and brass sponge. We can’t say enough good things about this iron - set the iron temp to 350C and forget it. It’s the iron that we recommend to our friends who’ve been bitten by the electronics bug. It’s just a workhorse!
The unit takes around 20 seconds to heat up. We are now shipping the irons with a brass sponge so you don’t have to wet anything. Just wipe the tip across the brass sponge and you’re good to go!
The red LED on the front will be constantly on while the iron is heating up. Then the LED will start to pulse slowly (on for around three seconds, off for around three seconds, repeat). This LED indicates that the iron has reached and is maintaining a constant temperature (also called a control loop or feedback loop).
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I only have issue with this soldering iron, but it is a problematic one The collar that holds the actual iron part to the handle is the cheapest thing imaginable and after just a few months of use its threading degraded badly. I am already having to use plumbing tape to hold it and that seems to be only a short term fix.
They don’t sell replacements or upgrades for that part, so it looks like I am gong to have to use a hose clamp or something to keep my otherwise awesome soldering iron running.
Hi, Sorry to hear that you are having some issues with your wand. We would be happy to help you with this. Email us at techsupport at Sparkfun.com and we’ll be able to take care of you.
Heats up fast and does the job even without digital readouts