Solder Station!! Only £9.99 instore and online £12.98 if bought online! 4% quidco! - HotUKDeals
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Very good iron for a very good price!! And its variable!! Great for using on your xbox or dvd players or general use!

Product Features

· Developed to meet the needs of students and hobbyists working to a budget
· 50W soldering iron
· Station with 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

OFFER ENDS 30TH SEPTEMBER 2008

also 10% student discount
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#1
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=35016#checkstore

use the above link to check if they have it in stock at your local maplins!

Also 10% discount for students in-store too ;)
#2
link dont work for "go to deal" so here is the link http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=35016
#3
These irons are surprisingly good for the price. Voted [SIZE=4][COLOR=red]HOT[/COLOR] [/SIZE](LOL!)
#4
maplin regularly reduce these to £9.99.
I used to have my own business and sold them on ebay, they are not bad quality but when you recieve one, check the little knob which does the temperature they can be hanging out/crushed, as usually if i ordered 30, at least 5 were broken due to the extremely poor packaging.
Good deal though if you need a soldering iron.
Voted HOT
#5
I might get one of these for college
#6
rubbish say no more
#7
I think if you are going to say rubbish then more really needs to be said.
Perhaps you could qualify your statement?
#8
polly69
rubbish say no more


Pffft, i'd have to disagree. A pretty good iron IMO. Tip wont last long but they're replaceable.
#9
Tip never tinned for me :(


Really annoyed with it tbh.
#10
worked fine for me,used these when i used to mod/led xbox's
#11
rubbish iron.. ok for a one off solder job but if you're looking to use this regularly even as a hobby iron I'd definitely suggest to add another £15 and get a AOYUE / HAKKO from fleabay.

As a deal though this isn't too bad... they used to retail for £25 so this is technically half price but I've not seen them for retail for quite a long time.
#12
Don't get it, awful tip, ours packed in after a month as it would randomly decide when to heat up and it wouldnt melt half the joints despite its temp rating.
#13
TheGimp
if you're looking to use this regularly even as a hobby iron I'd definitely suggest to add another £15 and get a AOYUE / HAKKO from fleabay.

I wish you could get a hakko for £25. aoyue 936's are readily available for £15-£30 but they are just lookalikes of the hakko 936. For a start aoyue are only 35watt compared to the 70watt of the hakko.
#14
I had one of these...packed in after a month or so
#15
ta! :)
#16
I have one still but upgraded to a digital one now. It still works (was £9.99 on offer when I bought it about a year ago) and did a shedload of consoles with it no trouble. You can buy the replacement tips for it which is what I did too. True, this isn't the best iron out there but a tenner for a temperature controlled soldering iron/station is a bargain. I never had a problem tinning the tip, although I have a little pot of tip tinner/cleaner which is a must for anyone soldering :)
#17
as was said, they are OK for the one-off jobs but the tips don't tin properly and quite frankly, you're gettin what you pay for - If that's a 10 quid soldering iron for very occasional use, you should be OK.
#18
custardy
worked fine for me,used these when i used to mod/led xbox's


Why? This is far too powerful for that kind of pcb work, you should really be using a 12-15w for that.
#19
Spark
Why? This is far too powerful for that kind of pcb work, you should really be using a 12-15w for that.



Quite agree - 15W is plenty.
Have always used Antex irons - try the K582470 kit (includes 18W iron, stand, sponge, and some solder) or a C15 (15W). Only about 10 quid more but tried and tested!

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/level5/module.jsp?moduleId=cpc/266118.xml

Looking after your tip helps it's life too - regular wiping and tinning, especially as you turn off!
#20
Spark
Why? This is far too powerful for that kind of pcb work, you should really be using a 12-15w for that.


It's a variable station - at it's minimum setting it's around 12-15W anyway. The beauty of being able to get up to 50W output is a lot of 'heavier' components (PSUs, etc) use solder with a higher melting point. At least you can do pretty much everything with this!
#21
I was heading into Maplin today anyway - I reckon I'll pick this up as I've always wanted to learn how to use a soldering iron and I've got plenty of dead PCBs to play with (I didn't break them honest) before working on the real stuff.
#22
abomination
I was heading into Maplin today anyway - I reckon I'll pick this up as I've always wanted to learn how to use a soldering iron and I've got plenty of dead PCBs to play with (I didn't break them honest) before working on the real stuff.


There a quite a few good guides on soldering around:

Basics: http://www.epemag.wimborne.co.uk/solderpix.htm

A little more advanced (games consoles etc): http://soldering.tehskeen.com/

Balls of Steel Advanced :) : http://www.infidigm.net/articles/solder/

Remember - technique is more important than equipment!
#23
Xb0xGuru
It's a variable station - at it's minimum setting it's around 12-15W anyway. The beauty of being able to get up to 50W output is a lot of 'heavier' components (PSUs, etc) use solder with a higher melting point. At least you can do pretty much everything with this!


You shouldn't really be opening PSU's as a rule either, although I know you definitely know what you're doing, but just a general hint to those who don't, they store a lot of current in there and can be seriously lethal in the wrong hands.

To be honest, I think when I bought my 15w Antex from Maplin last year it was only around the £13 mark anyway.
#24
Spark
You shouldn't really be opening PSU's as a rule either, although I know you definitely know what you're doing, but just a general hint to those who don't, they store a lot of current in there and can be seriously lethal in the wrong hands.

To be honest, I think when I bought my 15w Antex from Maplin last year it was only around the £13 mark anyway.


I used PSUs as an example for something which would have a higher than normal melting point for solder. As long as the PSU has been unplugged for 24 hours and you're not looking to ever use it again in it's current state, opening it up shouldn't be a problem (the capacitors and transformer onboard would have easily discharged in this time). Even so, make a PSU a last resort to opening something up rather than a first ;).
#25
G0OSE
check the little knob which does the temperature they can be hanging out/crushed


I noticed this too.

I'll have a look at those links Xb0xGuru when I get around to trying this iron out, ta :).
#26
I've used one of these semi professionally for the past couple of years, I bought a couple when they were on offer so got the other one out to use for some unleaded work. It worked for 15 minutes then the element went on the iron.

First one is still struggling along though but I've bought a couple of other irons as backups now.
#27
Does anybody know the best place to buy 30AWG from, or is RS still the best option?
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Spark
Does anybody know the best place to buy 30AWG from, or is RS still the best option?


Have you tried Rapid Electronics yet ? [url]www.rapidonline.com[/url]
#29
No, but I will, thanks for the link. :)

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