|Item Weight||4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11.4 x 8.8 x 4.2 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||WES51|
|Color||Blue & Black|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year|
|National Stock Number||3439-01-176-0339|
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Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station
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- Receptacle For Easy Iron Replacement
- Designed For Continuous Production Soldering
- Slim, Comfortable Pencil With Eta Tip Reduces Operator Fatigue
- Tip Temperature Offset Capability
- Allows User To Reset Station Temperature To Match In Tip Sizes & Styles
- Station Includes Power Unit, Soldering Pencil, Stand and Sponge
- New Receptacle For Easier Iron Replacement
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This analog 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.
The Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station, with included soldering pencil, stand, and sponge, is the perfect choice for a variety of soldering applications, including industrial manufacturing, rework, repairs, and more. The comfortable foam-grip pencil and variable temperature controls give you complete command of your work for precise results. Plus, with a non-burnable silicone rubber cord, ESD safety, and automatic shut-off technology, the WES51 is safe enough to use in a continuous production environment.
The WES51's heater and sensor combination offers quick heat-up times and temperature recovery for highly efficient soldering.View larger.
No matter what your soldering job is, the WES51's electronic control system lets you set the temperature you need to get the job done right. The soldering temperature is adjustable from 350 to 850 degrees Fahrenheit and is accurately measured to within nine degrees. And the WES51's innovative built-in heater and sensor combination offers quick heat-up times and temperature recovery for better heat control over the course of your job.
The WES51's wireless temperature lockout prevents you from raising the temperature beyond what is recommended for a specific workpiece, board, or component. This eliminates the possibility of damaging components by accidentally setting the temperature too high for the job.
Comfortable, Easy-to-Use Soldering Pencil
The kit's included PES51 Soldering Pencil features a durable Nichrome-wound stainless steel heating element for long life and quick response time. Stainless steel will not corrode at high temperatures, meaning you can use this durable pencil for a long time to come. An added bonus, the PES51 Soldering Pencil is compatible with Weller ET series tips.
The PES51 also features a non-burning silicone rubber cord, a lightweight handle made from high-impact ESD (electro-static discharge) plastic, and a foam sleeve that allows for continuous use without fatigue or heat discomfort.
Wireless temperature lockout enhances your work's precision.
The WES51 Soldering Station meets Weller's high standards for quality and safety. The station will automatically shut off power to the PES51 Soldering Pencil after 99 minutes of inactivity, which helps to conserve electricity and extends the tip life. Additionally, the easy-to-understand LED (light-emitting diode) lets you know what mode the WES51 is in, so you can easily see if the temperature is locked or unlocked and whether or not the unit is turned on.
The Weller WES51 Soldering station is UL/CUL listed, which means that it meets or exceeds independent safety standards. Furthermore, the PES51 Soldering Pencil is designed to be used in electrostatic-free workstations, and, for added safety, it is completely free of stored static charges. The WES51 Soldering Station is backed by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
WES51PU Power Unit, PES51 Soldering Pencil, PH50 Stand, and sponge.
Top Customer Reviews
I placed my order and grabbed a few extra tips as well, since I was used to burning through them so fast with my cheap iron. That was an unnecessary precaution, as it turns out. I've been using the WES51 for several months now and I'm still on the original tip, and it is showing no signs of burning out or otherwise needing to be replaced. More on performance in a bit though; I want to first go through my initial impressions from receiving the WES51.
So once it showed up two days after ordering (I <3 amazon prime), it was time to open up daddy's new toy. ;p
It comes packaged in a thick cardboard box with all the necessary info on it, and inside that box is another thick cardboard box with the station, soldering iron, stand, and tip attached to the iron. The packaging is excellent. It's very ship friendly.
IN appearance it's a very simple, no frills soldering station. Everything about it is very basic and simple. The color of the base may turn off some buyers, but I like the color blue, even if the particular shade used isn't my favorite. The power unit is pretty heavy, and has rubber feet so it doesn't dance around your work area. The stand is simple as well, and also decently weighted and with rubber feet so it also avoids the workdesk mambo. I love how thin the soldering iron is, and that it has a nice, soft rubber grip, so during those all night soldering jobs your hands won't become fatigued. The cord for the iron is silicon coated to prevent burning if the tip contacts the cord. This is a great feature and what I consider a necessity on a high caliber soldering station.
The power unit has minimal controls; just the temperature control knob, on/off switch, connection for the soldering iron, status light and temperature lock area (I've never used this so I can't comment on it's function).
In use, the soldering station works great. It heats up very quickly; I just did a quick test and counted 38 seconds from hitting the power switch until the green status light was blinking rapidly, indicating the iron was ready for action. I've found that it maintains temperature during use, even during long periods of desoldering using copper desoldering braid. Properly taken care of, the tip lasts a very long time. As indicated earlier, I've been using the same tip for several months on a number of different soldering jobs and it's held up great. I keep the tip clean, and add a bit of solder after using it to prevent oxidation and it still performs as perfectly as the day I got it.
This is a very reliable, solidly build soldering station. I slap myself for not dropping the coin on this earlier than I did. The frustration that could have been avoided is amazing.
One thing I did, was not even bother to use the sponge that came with it. Instead I opted to buy and use a brass ball cleaner. I found that these do a much better job at cleaning the tip during use and don't "shock" the tip like a water dampened sponge can. AN unexpected advantage is that it fits perfectly where the sponge is supposed to sit and doesn't move during use. See the user pic I uploaded showing it in place.
I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase and highly recommend the Weller WES51 to anyone needing a solid, reliable soldering station.
No, this is the soldering iron you want. Why? Right away, the iron just /feels/ right in your hand. Balanced. Nimble. It makes the orange station's iron feel as bulky as the cheap radioshack iron.
It heats up ridiculously quickly. Like, in a matter of seconds. It gets crazy hot. And it MAINTAINS that temperature. If you are working with any kind of electronics, that's super important. Nothing burns a pot up quicker than holding a lower temp iron to its surface for long periods of time waiting for the solder to melt. You want that get in, get out blast off heat.
I generally work on guitar electronics, but I've gotten all over kinds of uses out of this.
If you are a hobbyist looking for a soldering iron, this is the one you need. Do not skimp. Do not overspend. Get this one. You'll be glad you did now, you'll be glad you did 50 years from now when you're still using it.
I have been soldering as a hobby (electric guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals) and out of necessity (cars, motorcycles, tvs, laptops) for the last 15 years or so. I always used el cheapo radioshack irons that took 10 minutes to heat up and usually melted pcbs beyond recognition unless I was extremely careful. Even then it was not something that I could be 100% sure wouldn't happen. With this station, however, it's like night and day. It heats up in 20 sec or less and being able to adjust the temperature is something I would never want to be without again! I can easily switch from say, attaching a braided ground to the back of a potentiometer to soldering delicate PCB's in, literally, seconds! It's amazing, truly a thing of beauty (yes, i am a full blown nerd! Hahaha)!
If I would have made this investment years ago it would have probably paid for itself just in components I've wasted due to overheating. The benefits are numerous! This station will save you hours of time and grief, trust me! I would recommend this to beginner or professional alike. The unit itself inspires confidence as it is put together quite well and appears super sturdy. The iron is comfortable and has good weight. I read other reviews which stated the iron constantly fell out of where it connected to the base. These people should probably not be soldering as all one has to do is twist the connection and it locks into place! Perhaps read the manual folks??! Also many have stated reliability issues which I have yet to experience. I believe it will hold up for years to come :)
Minus one point for lack of extra tips and the fact that weller no longer makes products in the USA. I would pay $20 extra to have it made in the USA but alas... really I'd rate it 4.49/5. It's near perfect!