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Weller WES51 Digital readout soldering iron,
This review is from: Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station (Tools & Home Improvement)
Works well. Nice selection and availability of tips. Only negative I report here is the temperature control knob shaft broke on mine. Upon taking off the rubber feet and the 4 screws holding the case together I found the knob is way too flimsy (very tiny plastic shaft) for the tiny variable resistor control it turns. Just poor engineering/quality - the knob to control connection should be much more rugged for the price of the iron. Otherwise a nice functional tool.
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Initial post: Jan 5, 2011 2:34:40 PM PST
Were you able to order a replacement knob? The same thing happened on mine and I have been unable to find a replacement knob to fix it.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2011 8:50:05 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2011 7:31:56 AM PST
I, too am looking for a replacement knob. I'm looking for one for the digital model, but hopefully they're both the same. I just emailed weller so hopefully they have some good news for me.
edit : They contacted me back and are sending me a new knob, no questions asked. Great cust service!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2014 10:39:27 PM PST
ALFREDO E MARQUEZ C says:
But it still is a bad design/bad quality. For the price and former reputation of the company, a slim, flimsy plastic shaft in the temp control knob is simply inexcusable!
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