40W Soldering Kit Solder Iron Station now £9.99 delivered @ eBay / Maplin
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40W Soldering Kit Solder Iron Station now £9.99 delivered @ eBay / Maplin

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SuperEd
Found 27th Sep
Decent starter kit for under a tenner with free delivery - video on deal link if want to review


The perfect starter kit for your those new to solderingMains powered 40W soldering ironSoldering stand

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Ordered, thanks. Needed a basic cheap iron for odd jobs!
Edited by: "ahenners" 27th Sep

Looks pretty good for starters or a spare iron. Also same price in Maplin stores, and a set of spare tips for £4.69. The kit includes some lead-free solder, which isn't the best, but you can't complain at that price.
Edited by: "HarryFenner" 27th Sep

I like my USB soldering iron, works well with my electronic kits

Wondering if I should get this or others the poster posted above me, it's for small electronic projects

What sort of stuff can you use this for?

I bought this one ↓↓↓ a week or so ago and it is brilliant. Only 30 Watt too.

ebay.co.uk/itm…:IT

looks better and its the same price.
Edited by: "Sholan" 27th Sep

Because careful on what you use this on, it'll be too hot for fixing electronics stuff.
Edited by: "jewelie" 27th Sep

MarioMan34 m ago

What sort of stuff can you use this for?



I imagine electrical and car heavy-duty type things (just not electronics and computer type stuff)? I've a 12.5W and a 25W, I use the 12.5W for most purposes (electronics, cables, replacing parts, repairing gadgets) and the 25W only rarely now.

aj20011 h, 53 m ago

I like my USB soldering iron, works well with my electronic kits Wondering …I like my USB soldering iron, works well with my electronic kits Wondering if I should get this or others the poster posted above me, it's for small electronic projects



I would say 40 watts is a bit on the high side for soldering electronics, although if you are reasonably skilled you'd probably get away with it. As I recall they used to recommend 15 to 25w for a fixed wattage iron. I have an old 25w Antex with a silicone flex, that I bought decades ago, I went to the higher end because I often needed to solder moderately thick wiring as well as electronic parts, otherwise I'd have got a 17W.

CPC have a budget variable wattage (it is not temperature controlled) soldering station for £14 it seems to be a copy of one Maplin sold years ago, don't know what the quality is like. cpc.farnell.com/dur…706
Edited by: "melted" 27th Sep

Sholan1 h, 21 m ago

I bought this one ↓↓↓ a week or so ago and it is brilliant. Only …I bought this one ↓↓↓ a week or so ago and it is brilliant. Only 30 Watt too. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PARKSIDE-30-Watt-Soldering-Iron-Woodburning-Stand-amp-Accessory-PLBS-30-B2-/302465835304?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:ITlooks better and its the same price.


That's a Lidl soldering iron, which was only £6.99 in store. Mine didn't last long at all- I'm much happier with my Antex 25W which replaced it.

melted4 h, 26 m ago

Can get a similar iron on its own from cpc for £3.90 and its got a …Can get a similar iron on its own from cpc for £3.90 and its got a silicone flex (more flexible and heat resistant) http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d03174/40w-soldering-iron-silicone-lead/dp/SD0213006A stand is £2.12 http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/zd-10a-87-0101/stand-soldering-iron/dp/SD01123And a sucker £1.38 http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/zd-809-87-8091/pump-desoldering/dp/SD01151Or a better quality metal bodied one £2.75 http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/zd-192a-87-8122/pump-desoldering/dp/SD01154

£3.90 for the iron now

Muig19721 h, 27 m ago

That's a Lidl soldering iron, which was only £6.99 in store. Mine didn't …That's a Lidl soldering iron, which was only £6.99 in store. Mine didn't last long at all- I'm much happier with my Antex 25W which replaced it.



How much did you Antex cost for just the iron? A replacement bit for an Antex is nearly the cost of this iron.

Sholan25 m ago

How much did you Antex cost for just the iron? A replacement bit for an …How much did you Antex cost for just the iron? A replacement bit for an Antex is nearly the cost of this iron.


My Antex was £15 delivered, from eBay in 2011. My first 2 soldering irons were from Lidl, and after that I decided to get something more long-lasting, with a ready availability of replacement bits.

I find the Antex easier to work with than the Lidl ones: but then again, it's possible I've just become better at soldering over the years. e.g. back when I was starting out with my Lidl ones I doubt I was cleaning and tinning the tip enough.
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