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Weller SP23LK 25-Watt Soldering Iron

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  • Ideal For Hobbies, Kits, Radios and Electronics Work
  • New Indicator Light Allows User To Instantly See That The Iron Is On
  • Featherweight Iron With Pencil Handle
  • Develops 750-Degree f/400-Degree c Temperature
  • Includes Mt1, Mt2 and Mt3 Tips, Lead-Free Solder and Soldering Aid Tool
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IDEAL FOR HOBBIES KITS RADIOS & ELECTRONICS WORKNEW INDICATOR LIGHT ALLOWS USER TO INSTANTLY SEE THAT THE IRON IS ONFEATHERWEIGHT IRON WITH PENCIL HANDLEDEVELOPS 750 F/400 C TEMPERATUREINCLUDES MT1 MT2 & MT3 TIPS LEAD-FREE SOLDER & SOLDERING AID TOOLUPC : 037103169204Shipping Dimensions : 11.80in X 4.80in X 1.60inEstimated Shipping Weight : 0.5459

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The Weller SP23LK Marksman 25-Watt Soldering Iron Kit has everything you need to get started soldering. An ideal choice for hobbies, crafts, and small electronics work, the kit contains a soldering iron, stand, nickel-plated tips, solder, and soldering aid. The featherweight soldering pencil is comfortable and easy to use for even the most inexperienced hobbyist, and the high-temperature heating element with on/off indicator light lets you know when it's safe to start soldering. The heat- and impact-resistant handle protects your hand during use and also helps keep your hand in a comfortable working position.


Perfect for hobbies and electronics, this kit lets you get started soldering right away.
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The Weller SP23LK Marksman 25-Watt Soldering Iron Kit features:
  • An impact- and heat-resistant handle and stainless steel barrel for durability
  • A 25-watt, 750-degree Fahrenheit heating element
  • Three nickel-plated tips: MT1 pencil point, MT2 flathead, and MT3 chisel
  • An on/off indicator light for safety and convenience
  • A seven-year manufacturer warranty

Ideal Soldering Kit for Hobbies and Electronics
The SP23LK Marksman Soldering Iron Kit contains everything needed to get started soldering right out of the box. Its 25-watt, 750-degree Fahrenheit heating element makes this kit an ideal choice for hobbies, crafts, kits, and electronics. The SP23L soldering iron's small profile, lightweight design, and six-foot cord give you excellent control over your workpieces for utmost accuracy and precision.

The SP23LK Soldering Kit makes easy work of soldering speaker wires, fixing remote-control cars, making jewelry, assembling circuit boards, repairing radios, and more. Its durable stainless steel barrel resists corrosion for long-term performance, and its heat- and impact-resistant handle keeps you comfortable and in complete control at all times.

High-Quality Accessories for Versatile Performance
The SP23LK Soldering Kit contains three high-quality, replaceable 1/8-inch nickel-plated copper tips, including an MT1pencil point, MT2 flat screwdriver, and MT3 chisel. The kit also includes a soldering aid that you can use for better results and increased accuracy on intricate pieces.

Durable Design and Smart Features for Long-Term, Safe Use
The SP23L soldering iron is built to last with its stainless steel barrel and impact-resistant handle. Additionally, the nickel-plated tips with copper cores resist corrosion and protect against solder creep to help maintain the iron's performance and longevity.

An indicator light lets you know when the iron is turned on, offering an added level of safety and convenience. The heat-resistant handle also adds to the safety of this tool by helping to prevent accidental burns. And the SP23L is UL-listed, which means that it meets independent safety standards. The kit is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
SP23L Solder Iron, three nickel-plated tips, one coil of lead-free solder, soldering aid, and user's guide.


Product Information

Package Quantity:1
Product Dimensions 5 x 1.5 x 12 inches
Item Weight 2.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Department Soldering Tools
Manufacturer Cooper Hand Tools
ASIN B0009ZD2AG
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Item model number SP23LK
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #58,570 in Home and Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home and Kitchen)
#52 in Industrial & Scientific > Industrial Power & Hand Tools > Welding & Soldering > Soldering & Brazing Equipment > Soldering Guns & Irons > Irons
#4,011 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply

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By John Williamson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 10, 2008
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This basic Weller 25 Watt Soldering Iron Kit does exactly what it should: it solders, and for a basic soldering iron, it does its job well. It's an essential tool for a beginner, basic hobbyist or for the toolkit of a seasoned pro to replace an older version (and yes, have owned a few over the years). It heats up to about the recommended temperature of 750 degrees F, and has a heat-resistant handle that has been a trademark of this tool for years.

It includes three nickel-plated tips: a familiar chisel point, a pencil point, and a flat screwdriver tip. It has a stainless steel barrel, an improvement of the much older models that Weller used to make. And yes, they do last for years.

Wish that I could say the same about the ColdHeat Cordless Soldering Tool, but I can't due to some serious flaws in that product. See my review on it for further details.

If the small Weller soldering iron seems too basic for your needs, take a serious look at the Weller WLC100 Soldering Station, an excellent 5-star product for the hobbyist and the do-it-yourselfer alike. Must admit that this is the next one on my shopping list.
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This is a good, inexpensive, consumer-oriented general purpose soldering iron for tasks such as automotive and household wiring and medium-sized electronic component work such as that antique Grundig reel-to-reel tape player you picked up at a yard sale. The included "soldering aid" tool is handy for straightening or bending wires and component leads. If you can, I suggest you pick this up at Wally-World - you'll pay local sales tax but, you'll save shipping costs and time.

The Weller brand from Cooper Handtools is outstanding. [...] But, make sure you understand that this particular kit - the SP23LK - is a consumer-grade item. For finer electronics work and somewhat advanced tasks such as "through-hole" and "surface mount technology" soldering and desoldering, the operating temperature of this iron is much too high and the included and available tips are much too large.) If you're just starting out in electronics and are even just somewhat serious about it, the SP23 is NOT the iron to start out on - you'll probably become quickly frustrated, burn up some components, not learn good soldering techniques, and wind up tossing the iron and your new hobby or profession. If your budget can afford it and you think you'll be spending a fair amount of time working with electronics, consider a "soldering station" such as the Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station, Power Unit, Soldering Pencil, Stand and Sponge (outstanding price on Amazon, even with shipping!).

Otherwise, the Weller SP23LK is a good consumer-grade general purpose kit not intended for serious electronics work. I rate it 4-out-of-5-stars only because there are several other equally capable general purpose irons out there.
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The biggest disadvantage of this Soldering Iron is the tip wills no longer soldering (The Soldering Tin could not cover the tip anymore) within 1-2 hours, but the good thing is we could use the Hakko Soldering tip to solve this problem easily.

I used the Hakko soldering station for many years when I was in China. To be honest, Hakko has the best soldering products I have seen in my life and the major difference between Hakko and other soldering products is the Tip. Hakko's soldering tip could be covered by the tin easily for at least one year. I came to this wonderful country for my undergraduate stdy. Therefore, I have no permanent home here, thus I looked for the chep soldering product which could use the Hakko tip. Eventually, I found this one.

The inside diameter of Hakko 900M-T-1.2D (4.07mm) is exactly equal to the outside diameter of Weller's MT1 tip. Thus, the MT1 could be inserted into the 900M, perfectly. (See my uploaded photo on this product's page for more information)

Finally, we could get a good soldering Iron under 20 bucks and this soldering iron could be used to solder the SMT ICs. Actually, I do use this soldering Iron to solder the PCBs which have tons of SMT ICs.
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A cheap solder is a cheap solder. It does its job. I bought it to fix an emerald bracelet and I was successful. I saved a lot of money fixing it myself than paying a jeweler...
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By ibbobb on January 8, 2012
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UPDATED 4/17/2012. The tip is no longer usable after just three or four uses. The metal that it is made out of must be very soft, because it didn't like my brass sponge. It is no longer conical: it now has a weird "dent". I can no longer recommend this iron.

Instead, go on SparkFun's website and get their $9.95 iron. It's vastly superior to this one, even if it does't come with all the extras.
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I bought this to solder circuits. it barely manages surface mount parts if i wait long enough between soldering parts - but only barely. It is absolutely hopeless with other parts, and the long time it takes to melt the solder will actually damage your parts - I found this out after a few transistors malfunctioned after soldering. Besides not doing the job there are other cons:

1. the chisel tip cracked 5 minutes into soldering, then it broke off. Inside I could see bubbles of air and a thin copper core - incredibly low quality!

2. the pointed tip is neither sharp, nor round enough to make good contact with any type of component - not good.

3. power is way to low to be a useful soldering tool - barely good enough as a toy if you want to dress up as an electrical engineer for Halloween.

4. stand is a piece of bent metal, absolutely unstable and dangerous.

5. The build quality screams that it was produced for a good dollar or two - weller really blew it with this one. They clearly don't care about their brand name anymore, and would rather go for a quick short-term profit rather than brand loyalty - well - weller, you lost one more customer who was looking forward to graduating to one of your "pro" solder stations!

If you have heard good things about the brand Weller, look elsewhere - this is a cheap knock-off of a product with absolutely minimal production values - which would be ok if it did it's job - but it doesn't! Stay away!
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