|Item Weight||2.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.8 x 4 x 2.9 inches|
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|Item model number||MZ109|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
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SE MZ109 Soldering Station with Helping Hand, 2-1/2" Dia. Lens
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SE is proud to present our Soldering Station with Helping Hand, 2-½” Dia. Lens. Designed with the hobbyist in mind, this chrome-plated helping hand is perfect for soldering, detailed work, and small parts.
The magnifier and clips will adjust to most angles, and the magnifier greatly reduces the need for extra visual aid. The handy soldering station keeps your work area organized with a heavy-duty base for stability. The heavy-duty base also has a convenient space for a tip cleaning sponge or water reservoir.
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However, I did run into 2 small issues:
1) As has been stated by other reviewers, the base isn't really ideal for preventing tip-over. It's decently heavy, but it's rather small and cannot stay upright while holding my Xacto brand pencil-style soldering iron. That being said, the coil holder is largely useless and just gets in the way.
2) The alligator clips are super strong. Their clamping force is far more than is necessary for smaller wires and will often leave "teeth marks" on your wire or even cut, fray, or damage it. This is easily resolvable, though. I had some self-adhesive gasket material sitting around, and simply applied it to the teeth of the clips. Problem solved. You could also use shrink tube or electrical tape.
On the positive side, the magnifying glass (A part I was expecting to remove since my eyesight is fine) is VERY strong. It's not something I expected to use a lot, but I love it! ProTip: Be careful where you place it. I left it on my desk in direct sunlight and returned to find a black burn spot. Be careful!
In conclusion, this model has nice flexibility and some features that others do not. However, some of those features are not particularly functional, so if you find a cheaper model that will do what you want/need, you may want to choose that one over this one.
1) The base is not heavy enough to hold a soldering iron, so you may have to get some hot glue and glue it to a board, otherwise it will tip over.
2) The clamps are a little strong, so if you put them over the insulation on a wire they will cut through the wire. What I did to remedy this was put small pieces of heat shrink on the tips of the clamps to give them 'padding'
3) The system used to hold everything together is a little flimsy, albeit sturdy, the little metal peaces that sit over the ball joints can bend if you screw them in too hard and it's difficult to know how hard to screw them. Nonetheless, if you apply the right amount of pressure it will work great.
Most recent customer reviews
I'm not a soldier
Much better than expected
Magnification lens came off, realized how bad the mount is (in the picture)
I would not recommend this to anyone