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Solder Station now £9.99 at Maplin (save £20)!

£9.99 @ Maplin
Until 18/03/2008 (Search for N79AR if link does not work) Developed to meet the needs of students and hobbyists working to a budget 50W soldering iron Adjustable temperature range Anti-s… Read More
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9y, 4m agoFound 9 years, 4 months ago
Until 18/03/2008
(Search for N79AR if link does not work)

Developed to meet the needs of students and hobbyists working to a budget
50W soldering iron
Adjustable temperature range
Anti-static ground output
LED power indicator
Pack of 3 assorted tips available separately (Order Code: N79AR)
Supplied with a sponge, stand and one spike point tip

The user can vary the tip temperature from 350°F (180°C) to 900°F (480°C) without the need to change the tip or heating element. A pack of three assorted tips for this solder station are available, Order Code N79AR.

Collect at store for £9.99 or pay £2.99 delivery (i think)
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#1
these are great irons...i've had one for years and it#s never let me down - temp control is really good if you're trying to do sensitive work.

Heat and rep :-D
banned#2
I bought some solder from a local shop that contains lead...is this okay?
#3
lumoruk;1659780
I bought some solder from a local shop that contains lead...is this okay?

I thought most solder contained lead :oops: thats why its flexible and has a relative low melting point?
#4
depends on the percentage ratio of it. I use 60/40 to tin/lead
#5
lumoruk
I bought some solder from a local shop that contains lead...is this okay?


Is this the same guy that asked how to rewind a DVD ? :-D
#6
lumoruk
I bought some solder from a local shop that contains lead...is this okay?


You can get lead free solder which is safer, but it isn't as easy to work with - you'd probably end up using higher temperatures with it. I've heard the EU is phasing out leaded solder, but don't quote me on that.
#7
Modern EU legislation requires solder to be lead-free as you might expect. Solder with lead in melts more easily so this iron will be fine.
Edit: Ha, beat me to it!
#8
Ooooh... have been looking out for a new soldering iron but have just not got round to ordering one!

Nice one!
#9
will they be this price in store?
#10
i bought these when they are on sale last time and really good. specially for the price.
#11
Ad arm;1660037
will they be this price in store?


they will be
#12
From a legal standpoint I don't think they should be selling leaded solder due to RoHS compliance issues.
If you're using lead-free solder then remember you generally need a higher wattage iron to keep the temperature constant while the solder melts (at the higher temperatures).
#13
I've wanted one of these for ages, but couldn't justify spending that much on one 'cause I don't do much soldering anymore. Great find, heat added :)
#14
I bought one of these in-store today at 9.99. Seen it on here a few months ago and was in the market for one this week. Didn't think it would still be that price. Must have got lucky and they reduced it again.

Just a quick note. I work with solder and lead is banned in all products manufactured in EU. I don't think lead solder is banned yet. Using lead free solder is only slightly more difficult and doesn't take long to get used to. The temperature needed is 370 C which is obviously covered with this iron. A thicker tip will hold more heat and thereby require less wattage to retain.
1 Like #15
niallmoran
these are great irons...i've had one for years and it#s never let me down - temp control is really good if you're trying to do sensitive work.

Heat and rep :-D


Agreed, Had one of these when they have been on offer before, fantastic buy for a tenner...can't say I use mine on a regular basis, but been great as and when I have needed to use it.

Was fantastic with the temp control and used it with relatively novice experience in soldering just fine when mod chipping my Wii a few months ago.

A Great buy for any hobbyist, however I think perhaps someone with moderate to skilled soldering experience would want something more accurate in its temperature control than just a dial.

Heat added, a great buy for any hobbyist, or new to soldering.
banned#16
tuggy
Is this the same guy that asked how to rewind a DVD ? :-D


I was under the impression all lead was now banned, as discussed above it is apart from in solder at the moment apparently :thinking:
#17
Thanks my son has been asking for one for his school projects :thumbsup:
#18
AFAIK, lead free solder was always used in water pipe soldering (in my lifetime anyhow).
#19
This isn't thermostatically controlled so the temperature control will probably be of little use.
Ideal for odd DIY jobs though.
#20
Lord_A
I've wanted one of these for ages, but couldn't justify spending that much on one 'cause I don't do much soldering anymore. Great find, heat added :)


Heat added :giggle: :giggle:
#21
tuggy;1659894
Is this the same guy that asked how to rewind a DVD ? :-D


you can rewind a DVD??
I thought you threw them away after you've watched them once?

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