|Item Weight||5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||10 x 3 x 3 inches|
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|Item model number||P2KC|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
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Weller P2KC Professional Self-igniting Cordless Butane Soldering Iron Kit
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Recently I've been using the Hakko FX-901, a cordless soldering iron that uses 4 AA batteries. (See my review under that product.) I use the Hakko FX-901 more often than the Portasol, especially if I'm only soldering. However, if I need to apply heat to larger components (such as antenna connectors) and/or will apply heat to heat-shrink tubing, the Portasol is my pick.
The advantages of cordless soldering irons are: (a) you can take them anywhere -- up the ladder, under the car, in the yard, and (b) the cord doesn't get in the way -- when I'm working at a table, I don't bump into the cord, nor does the cord trip up parts and tools. The butane-operated Portasol has the added benefits of (c) being almost free of static electricity, and (d) holding your desired temperature by dialing the fuel knob -- the battery-operated Hakko FX-901 needs several seconds to heat up.
Some of you might appreciate working off the grid -- if you're on a farm on in a park, say, you may not have a generator nearby. I've never been in that situation though.
As a soldering iron, it works great. It weighs much less than the Hakko FX-901 -- the latter's heft is due to the 4 AAs. I recommend getting an extra tip or two. Of course that's true of any soldering iron.
I've done at least 3 remote starters, 20 motherboard re-flows, many car wiring jobs. This tool JUST WORKS.
BTW the wire thing goes on the left side of the box to act as a stand. I'll upload a picture somewhere to show.
I initially planned on just getting one of those cheapo Radioshack butane soldering kits for the odd occasions that I need to solder wiring in my car, but was talked into this one by one of my cousins, who owns and uses an older version.
I was initially hesitant because of the price, but I'm really happy I bought it.
This is an exceedingly nice, well-thought-out kit. I really love the fact that it comes with a stand for the iron that clips into the case. Whats really nice is that- due to the way its angled- you can either put the iron in from the top, angled down (for soldering) or from the bottom angled up. (for when you want to heat/torch things without having to hold the tool in your hand)
I also really like the fact that they give you a separate spot for the cover, so that you can store the tool with it on OR off.
I initially thought I wouldn't use the hot knife, but its very useful for cutting nylon rope, as it both cuts and fuses at the same time giving you nice neat rope ends.
The torch and the hot air tip are both very useful.
I really like that it comes with a sponge for soldering.
The butane lasts a LONG time- at least an hour. I really don't need to refill it that often, and I use it very, very often.
If you don't already have a good soldering iron, and don't have an urgent need for in-the-field soldering, get yourself a good Weller soldering station first.
The iron in this kit perfectly useful, mind you, but if I could do the work at my bench with my electric soldering station, I would do so every time.Read more ›
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Works well. This is my second purchase because I misplaced the first one. The reason I did not give 5 stairs is because my first product became increasingly difficult to ignite... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
by far the handiest soldering iron I have ever have. Usually I use this for automotive soldering.
If I only had one soldering iron, this would be it.
I have been using one of these for years and it just plain works! I work on clinical laboratory instrumentation as a profession and it is really necessary to have a soldering iron... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Les K.
This is a very convenient and versatile multi-purpose soldering tool that is worth the extra cost.
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I've purchased several of these and given them out as gifts, from reflowing solder on a PCB(with the heat gun) to soldering a 14 AWG pair of wires with the soldering tip and even... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joshua D.
Bought as a gift because I have had one for years and it works great!Published 7 months ago by Verle Bray