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Soldering Station Features Continuously Variable Power Between 5-40W, a 1.5mm Pointed Tip
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Soldering Station Features Continuously Variable Power Between 5-40W, a 1.5mm Pointed Tip

By Stahl Tools
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (342 customer reviews) 6 answered questions

Price: $23.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
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Specifications for this item

Item Weight
1 pounds
Brand Name
Stahl Tools
Power Source Type

Product Features

  • On/off switch with "power-on" indicator light
  • Variable heat setting
  • Cushioned rubber grip
  • Replaceable heating element
  • Quality performance at a discount price

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0029N70WM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (342 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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Soldering Station Features Continuously Variable Power Between 5-40W, a 1.5mm Pointed Tip + SE MZ101B Helping Hands with Magnifying Glass + Alpha Fry AT-31604 60-40 Rosin Core Solder (4 Ounces)
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Product Description

The Stahl Tools variable temperature soldering station is designed to exceed the expectations of veteran technicians—at a price that's appealing to the electronics hobbyist. Many different soldering tasks are accomplished easily by using the adjustable 5 to 40 watt temperature adjustment. The lightweight pencil iron features a fatigue-reducing rubber grip, and a Bakelite-ringed holder keeps the iron at the ready. A field replaceable, precision ground, iron-plated solid copper tip provides maximum heat transfer, minimizing cold solder joints. Includes tip cleaning sponge. Additional tips available for a variety of soldering applications. Stahl Tools—The Technician's Friend™

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
74 of 78 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Has to be worked on before using November 20, 2011
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Can't beat the price, but as in all items coming from China, there is no quality control and their standards are lower. What I mean is that this might be "UL approved" but it is unsafe as is. It has to be reworked before using it.
I had to take apart the handle (needs a special screwdriver) and correct the position of the heater element. It is not held in place, so it does not go to the end of the tip holder. That's why these things start smoking. I took the handle apart and pushed the element all the way forward and then just used electrical tape to hold the wires from the element, to the other two wires in the lower part of the handle and put it back together. It works fine now and it heats properly. I also checked out the control box, but it was ok.
For the price, it was worth it and it will last a while now. If you go with quality, look at the OVER $100 units, that is the ONLY way to get a quality unit. I don't have any money, so I have to use this low class stuff. If you don't know how to work on stuff like this, buy the good stuff or don't try it.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very decent February 17, 2010
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I had good luck with this soldering station. It's a great buy for the money, especially since there are stations far more expensive. The variable temperature is nice, and it comes with a sponge as well. My only complaint is the tip size. It's not overly big, but it's just a little bigger than what would be ideal for me.
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93 of 109 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Budget priced solder station June 12, 2010
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I've only used this soldering station once so I don't yet have depth of experience with it. So far it has functioned very nicely for me.

I've read other reviews of this, or a similar, product and heard some complaints of quality control issues. One reviewer mentioned that smoke poured from the iron when he first turned it on. I had no problems. It did smoke a bit when I first plugged it in and before I successfully tinned the iron. Perhaps heat dissipation is not effective until the iron is tinned. Anyway, it worked perfectly once the iron was tinned and it was very nice, in a inexpensive iron, to have temperature control to match the work being done. Construction quality appears to be quite good - better than the price would suggest. Of course, I can't see inside the housing but all the components are tight, the cable to the iron is heavy duty, the protective insulation on the iron is secure and functional. In short, it's better than one would expect from the price.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars All smoke no heat October 24, 2011
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Just like some of the other reviewers, this unit smoked like crazy and never even got hot enough at the tip to tin it. I had high hopes for this unit, but it didn't work out. I had to buy a Weller locally to get my project done so I wont get another of these.
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So So January 5, 2011
By Walter
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Soldering Iron takes forever to get hot even on the highest setting. It is okay for very small soldering jobs.
If you try soldering something that's more that an 1/8 of and inch wide, like tabbing solder wire, this Iron will not do the job, However for small integrated circuit soldering it works just fine. I would not recommend using this product for general purpose soldering. Small jobs only.....
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! July 7, 2010
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this was by far the best purchase i have made in quite a while. yes its cheap and yes it looks like a toy, but it does everything that i need it too. i bought it and the 4 replacement tips, thus far couldn't be happier. the only thing i changed about mine was that the sheath (i don't know what its really called but the metal thing that you put the male end into) didn't stay in very well so i super glued it. that was it, yes i does smell by the way for about 5 minutes the very first time as it burns off all the extra garbage. but after that no problems. I highly recommend anyone on a budget who needs a soldering gun to pick up this little guy.
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76 of 93 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No vote of confidence in this one November 30, 2009
I purchased this soldering station in July and was not able to find the time to work on the project I bought it for, until now.

Out of the box it looks impressive for the price and in my case it was all looks and no substance.

First time out of the box, I switched it on and after a few minutes, with it starting to heat up, I began smelling that awful acrid smell of plastic wire insulation overheating. I thought ok, maybe it's just burning off some type of residue from the heating element tube or the tip so I'll let it go a bit longer.

After an additional 5 mins, I then noticed a steady thin stream of smoke emanating from the "vents" at the front of handle just behind the heating element base. With the smell getting stronger, and I yanked the plug from the outlet.

Before I purchased this item, I read the reviews on the Parts-Express.com website, who is the actual seller via Amazon.com. It's a mixed bag of reviews, there many that love them and there were many that had problems and hated them... seems like the quality control is hit and miss with some people lucking out and get a good one while others get one that's a complete dog.

Woof-woof... it's not worth paying half the cost of the item in postage to send it back for a replacement, so I'm just going to toss it in the trash and along with the money that would have been spent on postage, I'm buying a better quality soldering station (even if the price is much higher), because I just do not trust the quality and/or safety of this product.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars asbestos gloves
Yea this iron is great for the price; Tho if you are anything like me, you'll burn the hell out of yourself every 10 minutes - should be bundled with asbestos gloves!
Published 4 days ago by BillyBob
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Hobby Iron
I sue this Iron occasionally (about 1 - 3 times a week) and it has been great. No issues so far (have had it for close to 8 months now). Read more
Published 7 days ago by tlatino
2.0 out of 5 stars Takes a long time to heat up
This iron takes a long time to heat up, about 10 minutes or so. I also seem to have a smell of burning plastic emanating from it. Read more
Published 9 days ago by froemer
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk
Stay away from this cheap piece of junk, the tip burns up because of poor manufacturing and components. Looks good and cheap but un-useable.
Published 11 days ago by Richard P Kucharyson
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent but also flawed
This was my first variable-temp soldering station. So, after swapping for a chisel tip, it was a huge step up for me. For a newbie like me it felt great to use. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Rajiv Penmetsa
3.0 out of 5 stars Practical for the hobbyist.
Not for professional, production use. I have to set the temperature at nearly max in order to get it hot in
a reasonable time, and it typically stays there or a bit less than... Read more
Published 28 days ago by laser_mechanic
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for hobby work
I use this for solder 10ga, 12ga, and 14ga wires in r/c race trucks and buggies. I have used this many times. I have noticed I need to have the temp on high. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A.K.
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't heat up hot enough
This soldering iron does not run hot enough to melt solder. In order to get it to melt solder at all I had to crank the dial up to the red section (which the instruction manual... Read more
Published 1 month ago by G. Hills
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY
this is a piece of junk
i bought it for my electricity class and it is not working properly
the solder can't stick on it and when ever I try to heat the solder it just... Read more
Published 1 month ago by AmMoOoRi
5.0 out of 5 stars WORKED as EXPECTED
I bought this because I have some OLD soldering irons that are going bad after 10+ years, and I never had a Soldering Station where you can adjust the Temps/Watts so thought I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by R. Lacy
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