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30W Soldering Iron + Pump for £4.36 free post if you spend £10 but if under then it totals £8.36 @ CPC
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30W Soldering Iron + Pump for £4.36 free post if you spend £10 but if under then it totals £8.36 @ CPC

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Posted 18th Mar

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30W Soldering Iron with De-soldering Pump solder stand and spare tip
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30W Soldering iron, spare tip, desoldering pump, spare nozzle, piston ring, soldering iron stand and soldering wire

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they do lot's of stuff to bump up to £10 - I recommend a big Larry (best torch I have ever owned)
cpc.farnell.com/neb…rry
but it's easy to find something you need like glues and oils etc
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they do lot's of stuff to bump up to £10 - I recommend a big Larry (best torch I have ever owned)
cpc.farnell.com/neb…rry
but it's easy to find something you need like glues and oils etc
Thank you x
The iron in your last deal is still available too, shows 44 in stock, also loads of the lower wattage one, so you could unexpire it.

I recommend getting a proper stand to use with this, they are under £1 :- cpc.farnell.com/mak…661

And some tin - lead solder. cpc.farnell.com/dur…298

The small amount of solder it comes appears to be lead free, which is more difficult to solder with, not to mention less reliable, tin whiskers etc.
Edited by: "melted" 18th Mar
Very good company to deal with.
melted18/03/2020 11:11

The iron in your last deal is still available too, shows 44 in stock, also …The iron in your last deal is still available too, shows 44 in stock, also loads of the lower wattage one, so you could unexpire it.I recommend getting a proper stand to use with this, they are under £1 :- https://cpc.farnell.com/maker-life/bsel0010/soldering-iron-stand/dp/SD0215661And some tin - lead solder. https://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d03346/solder-wire-sn60-pb40-0-7mm-50g/dp/SD02298 The small amount of solder it comes appears to be lead free, which is more difficult to solder with, not to mention less reliable, tin whiskers etc.


honeslty heat for the recommendations and TY OP too
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As someone who solders quite a bit and went through numerous irons when I first started. I do not recommend a soldering iron that does not have temperature control as the tips will very quickly oxidise. Amazon has something like this which is going to be a lot better for approx. the same price: amazon.co.uk/TAB…5XD
melted18/03/2020 11:11

The iron in your last deal is still available too, shows 44 in stock, also …The iron in your last deal is still available too, shows 44 in stock, also loads of the lower wattage one, so you could unexpire it.I recommend getting a proper stand to use with this, they are under £1 :- https://cpc.farnell.com/maker-life/bsel0010/soldering-iron-stand/dp/SD0215661And some tin - lead solder. https://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d03346/solder-wire-sn60-pb40-0-7mm-50g/dp/SD02298 The small amount of solder it comes appears to be lead free, which is more difficult to solder with, not to mention less reliable, tin whiskers etc.



Thanks -for some reason it was expired - but this one does seem to be a good deal as well
I have never noticed the diffence between lead and lead free solder - but I only do a little DIY
deleted221748018/03/2020 12:20

As someone who solders quite a bit and went through numerous irons when I …As someone who solders quite a bit and went through numerous irons when I first started. I do not recommend a soldering iron that does not have temperature control as the tips will very quickly oxidise. Amazon has something like this which is going to be a lot better for approx. the same price: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TABIGER-Soldering-Adjustable-Temperature-Indicator/dp/B07G9S55XD



I would not say I use my soldering iron much as I do a few projects and fix a few things around the house - and I find these cheap irons perfect for the job , not to expensive that I worry about looking after it and so far have never worn a tip out.
You would have to be very keen on soldering to need a better iron in my opinion (just saying that for normal use adjustable is overkill), I now use my old soldering iron for welding plastic back together (mainly car trim parts) as my old iron was a 60w and a little powerful for circuits !
Would this one be ok for doing very occasional work on circuit boards like soldering wires that have come off or delicate soldering on drone boards.
matthat18/03/2020 12:28

Thanks -for some reason it was expired - but this one does seem to be a …Thanks -for some reason it was expired - but this one does seem to be a good deal as wellI have never noticed the diffence between lead and lead free solder - but I only do a little DIY


I'm also only an occasional solderer too, but leaded has a lower melting point, and wets better than the lead free stuff I've used at least.



Might as well get extra solder if buying this anyway.
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deleted221748018/03/2020 12:20

As someone who solders quite a bit and went through numerous irons when I …As someone who solders quite a bit and went through numerous irons when I first started. I do not recommend a soldering iron that does not have temperature control as the tips will very quickly oxidise. Amazon has something like this which is going to be a lot better for approx. the same price: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TABIGER-Soldering-Adjustable-Temperature-Indicator/dp/B07G9S55XD



Thanks for letting us know of this option too
The best irons are the push tip Antex ones close to £30 a go, but worth it, had one for years.
johnnyd57uk18/03/2020 12:51

Would this one be ok for doing very occasional work on circuit boards like …Would this one be ok for doing very occasional work on circuit boards like soldering wires that have come off or delicate soldering on drone boards.


Similar question, is it suitable for repair work on tablets and phones? At the moment I need to replace the USB port on a Fire Tab and the repair guides say soldering is required.
morrig18/03/2020 14:01

The best irons are the push tip Antex ones close to £30 a go, but worth …The best irons are the push tip Antex ones close to £30 a go, but worth it, had one for years.


Thank you for the info. Like this one i'm guessing cpc.farnell.com/ant…wcB
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johnnyd57uk18/03/2020 14:49

Thank you for the info. Like this one i'm guessing …Thank you for the info. Like this one i'm guessing https://cpc.farnell.com/antex/s582470/xs25-230v-soldering-iron-pvc-lead/dp/AN00011?mckv=sbP6TlBck_dc|pcrid|224654335881|kword||match||plid||slid||product|AN00011|pgrid|50784539401|ptaid|pla-836160839201|&CMP=KNC-GUK-CPC-SHOPPING&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjcfzBRCHARIsAO-1_OpdvJuxAXPGLx7dv5_LKvdAq9ZdXzO6nbhS17_bzpqIjF9whypcQwgaAs_PEALw_wcB#


If you buy one of those, pay the extra for the silicone lead, it is more flexible than pvc.

I have one I bought ~ 30 years ago, quality iron, but at that price you are in the price range of budget, but genuinely temperature controlled soldering stations. Not a recommendation as I've no idea if it is any good , but for example this cpc.farnell.com/ten…161
Edited by: "melted" 18th Mar
Trash iron. Buy a good one.
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morrig18/03/2020 14:01

The best irons are the push tip Antex ones close to £30 a go, but worth …The best irons are the push tip Antex ones close to £30 a go, but worth it, had one for years.


Those are great, but I've moved onto soldering irons that use direct heat technology, whereby the tip contains the heating element - even the Chinese T12 Hakko knockoffs perform really well and for about £2-4 per tip. The new tech is such a huge improvement on the old style tips.
melted18/03/2020 16:51

If you buy one of those, pay the extra for the silicone lead, it is more …If you buy one of those, pay the extra for the silicone lead, it is more flexible than pvc. I have one I bought ~ 30 years ago, quality iron, but at that price you are in the price range of budget, but genuinely temperature controlled soldering stations. Not a recommendation as I've no idea if it is any good , but for example this https://cpc.farnell.com/tenma/21-21305/soldering-station-50w/dp/SD0220161


Many thanks for the info. Will do.
Mattevansc318/03/2020 14:12

Similar question, is it suitable for repair work on tablets and phones? At …Similar question, is it suitable for repair work on tablets and phones? At the moment I need to replace the USB port on a Fire Tab and the repair guides say soldering is required.



probably be fine for it if the repair guides don't mention a micro or special tip - I think you would have problems soldering anything under 1mm.
Just so there is no confusion - this is a cheap soldering iron, if you want to do a bit of diy / fix a few items about the house this will last you for years, it's a great bit of kit and it comes with a pump (I have only used the pump a few times but it's hard to do without).
I doubt if you will be able to find cheaper
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