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Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station

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  • Station includes WESD51PU power unit, PES51 soldering pencil, ETA tip and PH50 stand with sponge. Add distilled water to the sponge for it expand to the size of the opening in the stand.
  • Microprocessor controlled temperature: 350F-850F (175C-450C)
  • Digital LED display provides temperature setting and actual tip temperature readout in degrees F or C
  • Auto power-off after 99 minutes of inactivity saves power and extends tip life
  • Designed for continuous production soldering - Temperature setting can be locked to prevent unwanted changes
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Technical Details
Part Number WESD51
Item Weight4 pounds
Product Dimensions11.5 x 9 x 4.3 inches
OriginMexico
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Item model numberWESD51
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Warranty Description1 year
  
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Additional Information
ASINB000ARU9PO
Best Sellers Rank #4,048 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableMarch 2, 2008
  
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Product Description

Key FeaturesIncludes WESD51PU power unit, PES51 soldering pencil, PH50 stand, spongeMicroprocessor controlled with digital LED displayAllows you to read temperature setting and actual tip temperatureDesigned for continuous production solderingCan switch between °F and °CSlim, comfortable pencil, with ETA tip, reduces operator fatigueTip temperature offset capabilityUser has capability of resetting station temperature readingsIron is fitted with a non-burnable silicon rubber cord for safetyUL and cUL listed, ESD safe to protect sensitive componentsOverviewWattage: 50 WTemperature Range: 350° F to 850° FVoltage Input/Output: 120 V/24 VTemperature Accuracy: +/- 10° F to +/- 6° C

From the Manufacturer

This digital soldering station from Weller is an innovative heater and sensor combination that gives you a quick heat-up and rapid temperature recovery. It has a wireless temperature lockout to prevent operators from raising the temperature levels higher than specified for the board or component so if gives you control over the process. The station automatically powers down after 90 minutes of inactivity to prolong tip like and save power.

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Customer Reviews

I'd highly recommend this soldering station if you used frequently.
BWW
You can lock the temperature at the setting you want - I locked mine at 750 degrees - and it will hold that temp as you work.
Dale A.
Comes up to temperature very quickly and reponds quickly when you adjust the temp with the control unit.
ODCaveman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Barbera on September 20, 2008
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The Weller WESD51 is an excellent low cost soldering iron for the lab technician or hobbyist. The key benefit is the ability to accurately control and monitor the tip temperature. This allows using the lowest possible temperature setting (675° - 725°) which prolongs tip life and prevents component damage. The tips are readily available and cheap.

It can handle a wide range of tasks from very small SMD components to large ground connections. The silicone rubber cord resists high temperatures should the tip accidentally come in contact. I have one on my lab bench at work and liked it so much I bought one for my home workbench.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Timthetoolman on February 25, 2007
This fired up right away and I have not had any problems with it at all. The temperature control is extremely accurate. The unit is very easy to use and maintain. Replacement tips and parts are readily available at places like Fry's (which wanted quite a bit more for this same iron). Although the only thing I have needed to purchase for it outside of solder was a few different style tips for varying electronic soldering applications. I highly recommend this iron for the hobbyist or professional.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Daniel A. Dennett on June 10, 2009
I am currently working for a company where I need to do some serious soldering on both through hole and surface mount circuits. We have two soldering stations; both have temperature control and are rated for about the same temperature. Of the two the Weller Digital is the only one I use anymore. It heats up quickly and can handle continuous soldering for over an hour of work. I like the digital display because in my case I work with some sensitive components that can't take much more than 250 degC (480 degF) and others that I need to use high temperature solder that doesn't flow until it hits about 350 degC (660 degF). The tip on it has lasted for a very long time, and comes nice and clean every time tin it. It can be set up to have the stand attached to the base on either side, or to be freestanding. The fact that it iron itself is grounded is nice for any static sensitive applications. It is easy to hold onto, and doesn't burn my hands like my iron at home. I plan on getting one of these soldering stations for myself to use at home ASAP.

If you can't afford this one I would recommend the Weller Analog version, which I used while going to school, and loved as well.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By ollopa on May 17, 2009
I've used the same couple of cheap but dependable Radio Shack irons since I was about 12. Now 17 years later, I needed something smaller and more temperature controllable for working with lead-free solder and smaller parts.

I knew Weller had a great reputation, but I was very concerned that the quality of the cheaper products like the WESD51 might not live up to that reputation. I read a few positive reviews and decided to make the purchase.

It's been almost a year and I have used this iron several times for various jobs. I am very pleased with the purchase and would recommend this product to everyone. If you have a plain old iron, it is worth the upgrade to the WESD51. Good temperature control, heats up quickly, reliable, maintains heat when working with large parts/heat sinks/copper pours, and the tips are cheap and plentiful. I love this station and you will too.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By ODCaveman on June 9, 2009
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I was able to use this iron at my workplace before deciding to purchase one for myself. I am an electronics technician by trade and also do repairs and fabrication stuff in my spare time at home. For years I used a weller 25 watt pencil iron that was probably 20 years old and I was quite happy with it however I felt I was ready for something a little better. I really wasnt sure if this iron would be able to do some of my larger tasks like splicing 12-14 gauge wires due to the amount of heat required but once you set the iron to the desired temperature it will remain there no matter what you are soldering. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of heat transfer I could get with the small tips.

The pencil itself is small and lightweight and very easy to manuever. The cord also wont melt with intermittent contact with the tip. Comes up to temperature very quickly and reponds quickly when you adjust the temp with the control unit.

I have found a temperature around 550 works good for typical 60/40 solder on average jobs as i typically like a hotter iron. I cant imagine what I would need to solder up in the 7-800 degree range. This setup has an adjustable temp from 350-850 degrees F. This iron wont replace a 130 watt gun for the large jobs but overall definetly 5 stars. A pleasure to work with and seems to be made well with a quality feel. I'm glad I invested in getting this vs another standard pencil iron.

If your spending this much on a solderin iron you probably know how to take care of the tip but its very important otherwise it will oxidize and you wont be able to solder anything no matter how high the temperature is set. The manual doesnt go into too much detail about this but basically you want to keep the tip cleaned and tinned before and after each joint.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 5, 2007
My father always told me how good Weller was, so when I decided to purchase a new iron, I purchased this model. He was right.

Provided you follow appropriate safety procedures, this tool is super to use! All I had to do was dial up the appropriate temperature and the tip heated up in far less time than I expected. It looks very well-made and rugged. The stand is very stout as well.

I dabble in electronics and robotics and I have reason to believe that this is probably the only iron I'll ever need; Weller's good reputation is well-deserved.
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