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Member Since: October 19, 2007

Country: United States

  • Product TOL-09507 | about 11 months ago

    For the price it’s definitely not a bad soldering iron. It does indeed work and seems fairly reliable. That said, it’s still just a $10 soldering iron and has a lot of limitations. Definitely make sure to use 63/37 eutectic leaded solder when using this, it will save you heaps of trouble. This soldering iron has very negligible thermal inertia, avoid using lead-free solder if at all possible, though using easy-mode solder will make this iron a practical and useful tool. For example, I tried using this iron for desoldering lead-free solder joints and it was an exercise in frustration.

    For a low-cost soldering iron it’s pretty reasonable, just make sure to use it correctly to get the most out of it.

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