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3 Piece Soldering Iron Set £5.99 @ Aldi

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6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
I know it's not the kind of thing you need every day and will get frozen out by the "lol, why would you want a soldering iron?" brigade, but this is good value.

This versatile set contains everything you need for a variety of soldering jobs.

* 30W soldering iron
* 2 soldering tips
* 1 box of soldering wire
* Soldering iron station with clamps
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#1
worth it for the clips and stand :o)
#2
The only reason I would vote cold is that it's 30w which is not really powerful enough for most soldering purposes (to do a good job of it anyway). This is more suited to fine PCB work.

Other than that it's a great price for what you get if you understand the limitations, but I'd like to see a deal on a fast heat up gun type soldering iron.

Edited By: anewman on Sep 20, 2010 21:21: a
#3
Very good price for this have some heat
#4
anewman
The only reason I would vote cold is that it's 30w which is not really powerful enough for most soldering purposes (to do a good job of it anyway). This is more suited to fine PCB work.
So you'd vote cold because it'll do the job it was designed for? oO . 30W is fine for the majority of home electronics projects. I've used a cheapo 30W iron for years and all my work has been to a high standard. For £6 this is really good value for money.
Are you expecting it to solder your plumbing or something?.
#5
for fine pcb work this is fine, however if your new to soldering, then an 15 - 20 watt would be better.

good price, have some heat
#6
I really hate that "lol, why would you want a soldering iron?" brigade.

****.
#7
anewman
The only reason I would vote cold is that it's 30w which is not really powerful enough for most soldering purposes (to do a good job of it anyway). This is more suited to fine PCB work.

Other than that it's a great price for what you get if you understand the limitations, but I'd like to see a deal on a fast heat up gun type soldering iron.


ignore, majority of repairs you are actually better off using a lower power soldering iron 15W or so or you end up burning off contacts. If you are making them its fine too. I don't see what consumer purpose you would need anything more.
#8
I have a 30w soldering iron and for purposes like joining wires to fit a car alarm I found it took ages to heat the wire enough to melt the solder. In the end I resorted to heating the solder directly (which as I understand is not the appropriate method.)

Edited By: anewman on Sep 20, 2010 22:18: a
1 Like #9
good deal, but I would really recommend getting a temperature controlled model instead, they are far better.
#10
great for the price and suitable for most little soldering jobs. make sure the metals being soldered are clean and bright, heat and feed in the solder all within a few seconds.
#11
well, I'm gonna have to give this a cold rating because my soldering iron is better:

http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/displayProduct.jsp?sku=1556322&CMP=e-2072-00001000

...

;-)
#12
dicksteel18
well, I'm gonna have to give this a cold rating because my soldering iron is better:

http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/displayProduct.jsp?sku=1556322&CMP=e-2072-00001000

...

;-)


wtf great price
lol if you buy 10+ then it come down to £187.45

Edited By: yeahbutitsnotfree on Sep 20, 2010 22:57: wtf great price lol if you buy 10+ then it come d
#13
dicksteel18
well, I'm gonna have to give this a cold rating because my soldering iron is better:http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/displayProduct.jsp?sku=1556322&CMP=e-2072-00001000...;-)

GOON
#14
This is a steal, might not work after a couple of times but for £5.99 would you complain
#15
Quality
#16
Tis true though, once you've used a Weller 24v, anything else seems cr*p
1 Like #17
Bleary123
I really hate that "lol, why would you want a soldering iron?" brigade.


But they're the 4th emergency service!
#18
benjus
Bleary123
I really hate that "lol, why would you want a soldering iron?" brigade.
But they're the 4th emergency service!

i actually did lol,,,, heat added, good find m8
#19
thecheekymonkey
for fine pcb work this is fine, however if your new to soldering, then an 15 - 20 watt would be better.good price, have some heat

Your = belongs to you.
You're = you are.
#20
yeahbutitsnotfree
dicksteel18
well, I'm gonna have to give this a cold rating because my soldering iron is better:http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/displayProduct.jsp?sku=1556322&CMP=e-2072-00001000...;-)
wtf great price lol if you buy 10+ then it come down to £187.45

That'll be because that's a hot air pencil... different piece of kit, but still very useful :)

anewman
I have a 30w soldering iron and for purposes like joining wires to fit a car alarm I found it took ages to heat the wire enough to melt the solder. In the end I resorted to heating the solder directly (which as I understand is not the appropriate method.)

Unless you tinned the tip before attempting to heat the wires I'm not surprised it took a long time. Unless you were doing quite thick wires this should be fine :)

As with all soldering irons.... HOT!
#21
UltraMagnus
good deal, but I would really recommend getting a temperature controlled model instead, they are far better.


Agree Maplins usually have some good deals on temp controlled stations, ok they're not a Weller and wouldn't stand up to professional use, but as a cheap DIY tool they're great.

Think I paid £20 for mine.
#22
lol, why would you want a soldering iron?
#23
willgimmence
lol, why would you want a soldering iron?

To solder stuff?

I have a 15w Antex iron, but this should work for all but the most delicate of projects.
#24
Good price. Will be fine for most electrical work, perhaps not really suited to electronics though.
#25
owl310588
This is a steal, might not work after a couple of times but for £5.99 would you complain


That's pretty unsubstantiated, right? Never had reliability troubles with the Aldi gear I've bought - ok, never one of these, but I'm presuming you're basing your statement on the vendor?
#26
Can anybody recommend me a specific soldering iron please??

I need to replace some caps on the board of a Topfield recorder
Solder the wires to the drivers on Beyer Dynamic DT990 headphones

& Various similar jobs always cropping up..
TIA
#27
The Antex ones from Maplins are always high quality.

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