50W Solder Station with adjustable temperature range HALF PRICE - £14.99 @ Maplin (+ Quidco?)
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50W Solder Station with adjustable temperature range HALF PRICE - £14.99 @ Maplin (+ Quidco?)

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Found 23rd Feb 2009
Anyone who thinks a Soldering Iron is NOT HOT needs their head examining!

Bargain.Hunter - "Dont forget Quidco Or PaysYou cashback"

Picked one up today, and have to admit it seems a very good piece of kit. Especially when one considers the next one up @ £59.99 covers the same temperature range at 60W.

"WOULD YOU LIKE SOME SOLDER?" asked the Man from Maplin at the checkout. I said "no" and remembered I had already Searched a certain "trade Bay" for - 100g SOLDER FOR SOLDERING IRON 100G UK 31110 - and ordered some leaded 60/40 (industry standard) solder at a very good price.

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 - Order Code N79AR.

7 Comments

Very good deal, I was lucky enough to pick one up when they were on offer for £9.99. The only downside is it isn't temperature regulated, no thermostat (like on higher prices irons), the adjustment just varies the power.

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Derek_Duval;4470747

Very good deal, I was lucky enough to pick one up when they were on offer … Very good deal, I was lucky enough to pick one up when they were on offer for £9.99. The only downside is it isn't temperature regulated, no thermostat (like on higher prices irons), the adjustment just varies the power.


Considering most of us are not professionals, and the temp controlled ones start at around £50. I doubt many would go wrong with this.

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Derek_Duval;4470747

The only downside is it isn't temperature regulated, no thermostat (like … The only downside is it isn't temperature regulated, no thermostat (like on higher prices irons), the adjustment just varies the power.


Quite. Mine failed suddenly after a few months of use, so I took it apart. Inside it's a cheapo dimmer circuit, with lots of glue holding the components in place (classic low-end chinese assembly).
It's a shame the replacement bits are so expensive, though.

I bought one of these about a year ago at this price. Was a good buy. :thumbsup:

they were selling the normal 30w ones for 2.99 or 3.99. great for occassional use.

Recently bought one of these before seeing this HUKD post.
No complaints, seems to function OK. Yes, it does have a somewhat unsubstantial plastic appearance, but would suggest for the casual hobbiest this will be fine.
Probably worth the £15 I paid, but I wouldn't have been too keen at £20+ and almost definitely would not have given it a second glace at what Maplin claim to be their "usual" £30 price.
A warm vote form me, unlike the iron itself which can become exceptionally hot!
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