3 Piece Soldering Iron Set  £5.99 @ Aldi
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3 Piece Soldering Iron Set £5.99 @ Aldi

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Found 20th Sep 2010Made hot 20th Sep 2010
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

27 Comments

worth it for the clips and stand :o)

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" 20th Sep 2010

Very good price for this have some heat

anewman

The only reason I would vote cold is that it's 30w which is not really … 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?.

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

I really hate that "lol, why would you want a soldering iron?" brigade.

****.

anewman

The only reason I would vote cold is that it's 30w which is not really … 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.

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" 20th Sep 2010

good deal, but I would really recommend getting a temperature controlled model instead, they are far better.

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.

well, I'm gonna have to give this a cold rating because my soldering iron is better:

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;-)

dicksteel18

well, I'm gonna have to give this a cold rating because my soldering iron … 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" 20th Sep 2010

dicksteel18

well, I'm gonna have to give this a cold rating because my soldering iron … 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

This is a steal, might not work after a couple of times but for £5.99 would you complain

Quality

Tis true though, once you've used a Weller 24v, anything else seems cr*p

Bleary123

I really hate that "lol, why would you want a soldering iron?" brigade.



But they're the 4th emergency service!

benjus

But they're the 4th emergency service!



i actually did lol,,,, heat added, good find m8

thecheekymonkey

for fine pcb work this is fine, however if your new to soldering, then an … 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.

dicksteel18

well, I'm gonna have to give this a cold rating because my soldering iron … 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...;-)

anewman

I have a 30w soldering iron and for purposes like joining wires to fit a … 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.)



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



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!

UltraMagnus

good deal, but I would really recommend getting a temperature controlled … 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.

lol, why would you want a soldering iron?

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.

Good price. Will be fine for most electrical work, perhaps not really suited to electronics though.

owl310588

This is a steal, might not work after a couple of times but for £5.99 … 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?

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

The Antex ones from Maplins are always high quality.
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