Parkside Cordless Soldering Iron £6.99 Lidl Sunday 14th
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Parkside Cordless Soldering Iron £6.99 Lidl Sunday 14th

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Posted 5th Oct 2018Local
Ideal for DIY, model-making and crafts
Heats up quickly to a working temperature of up to 450C
Batteries included
Includes:

10g of solder
Protective cap
Tool rest

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I don't have a need for a soldering iron but I would imagine this would be fine for occasional use.


If you need a mains powered unit they also have a Digital Soldering Station ( ) for £17.99.

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already have several from low to high quality soldering iron....but 1 more won't hurt

they are also selling a cool helping hands....Lidl is ruining my marriage with all those tools haha

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Bought the previous model for the same price.
Tip wouldn't heat up. Called Lidl, they gave me email address to contact regarding warranty repair.
I was sent brand new tip within 2 weeks.
Gues what? Defective! Complained.
I was sent brand new unit with charger and tip.
Works ok for small jobs, for larger areas isn't really good.
At the end it was worth all that hassle as I found myself using this more than the mains powered one now. Get one!
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The tips seem to be half the price of a gas iron tip too.
These are impractile to use. I have already bought same from Lidl last year and later on I had to revert back to wired soldering iron.
already have several from low to high quality soldering iron....but 1 more won't hurt

they are also selling a cool helping hands....Lidl is ruining my marriage with all those tools haha

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lidl.co.uk/en/…847

_hukdealer_8 h, 16 m ago

Bought the previous model for the same price.Tip wouldn't heat up. Called …Bought the previous model for the same price.Tip wouldn't heat up. Called Lidl, they gave me email address to contact regarding warranty repair.I was sent brand new tip within 2 weeks.Gues what? Defective! Complained.I was sent brand new unit with charger and tip.Works ok for small jobs, for larger areas isn't really good. At the end it was worth all that hassle as I found myself using this more than the mains powered one now. Get one!


Yep, lidl warranty pretty good but need your receipt and product serial number. I have received some brand new replacement too and generally happy
What batteries does this use?
I can't believe a battery powered iron could be any good. That helping hands looks fantastic, though.
manowarbruno2 h, 1 m ago

already have several from low to high quality soldering iron....but 1 more …already have several from low to high quality soldering iron....but 1 more won't hurtthey are also selling a cool helping hands....Lidl is ruining my marriage with all those tools haha[Image] https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=16847


Fab, looks good that!
I use a Metcal but you cant use that in the car or remotely. This is win win.
colourpie40 m ago

I can't believe a battery powered iron could be any good. That helping …I can't believe a battery powered iron could be any good. That helping hands looks fantastic, though.


There are reviews of quite a few battery irons now and some of them are superb. I was sceptical at first but as long as you're not trying to dump heat into a massive ground plane or something often these are brilliant
softcom734 h, 5 m ago

These are impractile to use. I have already bought same from Lidl last …These are impractile to use. I have already bought same from Lidl last year and later on I had to revert back to wired soldering iron.


Depends what your ure using it for. It's never going to replace a proper iron for big jobs, but I remove eproms, battteries and the like from game cartridges all the time with my battery powered iron. Lots of small components close together, I wouldn't be without one.
softcom734 h, 5 m ago

These are impractile to use. I have already bought same from Lidl last …These are impractile to use. I have already bought same from Lidl last year and later on I had to revert back to wired soldering iron.


Depends what your ure using it for. It's never going to replace a proper iron for big jobs, but I remove eproms, battteries and the like from game cartridges all the time with my battery powered iron. Lots of small components close together, I wouldn't be without one.
Do you have to jump start it on the gas cooker?
Am I the only one who can't work out how to make it turn on and stay on other than tape around the button? Do you have to keep tpressure on the button like a dead man's switch? Hurts to use..... fatigue...
Have a gas one but may go over to battery looks good.
I too would like to know what batteries this takes. The people who got one last year; any help please?
manowarbruno06/10/2018 08:24

already have several from low to high quality soldering iron....but 1 more …already have several from low to high quality soldering iron....but 1 more won't hurtthey are also selling a cool helping hands....Lidl is ruining my marriage with all those tools haha[Image] https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=16847



I could do with helping hands with a light - I have some without, although like many this looks like it might fall over a lot

As for the soldering Irons, battery one could be useful. The digital one for 17.99 .. if you spend a little more you can get a decent Hakko clone such as a Katsu 936, which comes with a proper UK plug (many clones don't). I think I paid about £25 for mine and it's a great solder station.
To all the doubters saying batteries are no good and its impractical WRONG ...I have one and its brill it does WHAT IT IS DESIGNED FOR which is very small jobs with just a few joints at a time on very thin wire...if you are expecting it to work for large diameter wire think again but for micro jobs its great....it is rechargeable from included stand and USb lead or lead on its own.

I am a retired self employed gas engineer and own lots of Lidl's Parkside tools....although not in the league of Bosch Blue/Dewalt/Milwakee/Makita they are also not in their price league and are much better than alot of cheap tools sold elsewhere.

Re Lidl garantee ...its good...if it fails within a year (always keep your receipt) they will replace in store if in stock or refund you....if it's outside of the year but before end of year 3 you have to send it back for repair (they pay for post) ....I sent a cordless drill back which was still working but coming apart at the back after ALOT of use...it was 34 moths old and they sent me a reconditioned (like new) one.
stamfordblue06/10/2018 09:27

What batteries does this use?



ShortyRees06/10/2018 13:41

I too would like to know what batteries this takes. The people who got one …I too would like to know what batteries this takes. The people who got one last year; any help please?



It's a built in 3.6v rechargeable battery.



Mikiex06/10/2018 14:53

I could do with helping hands with a light - I have some without, although …I could do with helping hands with a light - I have some without, although like many this looks like it might fall over a lot As for the soldering Irons, battery one could be useful. The digital one for 17.99 .. if you spend a little more you can get a decent Hakko clone such as a Katsu 936, which comes with a proper UK plug (many clones don't). I think I paid about £25 for mine and it's a great solder station.


I just have regular helping hands but have a little bendy desk lamp just for soldering, plus an LED magnifying glass thing like this for when I need light and a bit of magnification. I also have one of these USB microscopes for really small components and/or checking for bridged joints and they have their own LEDs.

I also have a Hakko clone (or rather a Hakko fake, as it is trying to pass itself off as an FX-888D). The actual iron and all the tips it came with were total rubbish - tips oxidised really quickly, iron fell apart and I had to build a new one myself out of spare parts - but the actual soldering station base unit itself does its job just fine, and that's the expensive bit. So nothing wrong with buying clones as long as the iron and tips are good quality, and you can always buy extras of those.

But now I'm considering getting a TS100 - they look excellent for the price and have lots of smart firmware features.
reddragon10506/10/2018 15:25

It's a built in 3.6v rechargeable battery.I just have regular helping …It's a built in 3.6v rechargeable battery.I just have regular helping hands but have a little bendy desk lamp just for soldering, plus an LED magnifying glass thing like this for when I need light and a bit of magnification. I also have one of these USB microscopes for really small components and/or checking for bridged joints and they have their own LEDs.I also have a Hakko clone (or rather a Hakko fake, as it is trying to pass itself off as an FX-888D). The actual iron and all the tips it came with were total rubbish - tips oxidised really quickly, iron fell apart and I had to build a new one myself out of spare parts - but the actual soldering station base unit itself does its job just fine, and that's the expensive bit. So nothing wrong with buying clones as long as the iron and tips are good quality, and you can always buy extras of those.But now I'm considering getting a TS100 - they look excellent for the price and have lots of smart firmware features.



I've been thinking about a microscope, as my eyesight is rubbish even with glasses!

I have a TS100 as well (anyone would think collection irons is a hobby!), the down side being I had to use my own power supply. But also I really don't like the way the power goes into the back of it as a socket. I really much prefer the Hakko clone.
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stamfordblue6 h, 39 m ago

What batteries does this use?


Last years version was 2xAA batteries which last for ages.
That’s up in seconds so you just use it for the brief time you need then switch off.
How on earth 2 AA’s make it heat up is beyond me!
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666 hot as hell!
ShortyRees06/10/2018 13:41

I too would like to know what batteries this takes. The people who got one …I too would like to know what batteries this takes. The people who got one last year; any help please?


built in lion 3.6v rechargeable battery, comes also with standard usb charger and micro usb cable (at least my older model)
Edited by: "_hukdealer_" 6th Oct 2018
I've got an ageing camper van that we love. I've had a few times when I've had to make emergency wiring repairs whilst out and about.

Would this charge off the usb ports in the camper ok (phone charging ports - 2.1A)
Would this be capable of soldering wires together of automotive size? I know there are a range of sizes but in general would it be OK? They tend to wear through and break in the door hinges etc. Sods law says they always break when we're away!

This looks like it would be great to keep in the glove box if it will be good enough.
two variants of this item - one is lion rechargeable the other two normal AA - this is most probably the AA
reddragon1056 h, 47 m ago

It's a built in 3.6v rechargeable battery.I just have regular helping …It's a built in 3.6v rechargeable battery.I just have regular helping hands but have a little bendy desk lamp just for soldering, plus an LED magnifying glass thing like this for when I need light and a bit of magnification. I also have one of these USB microscopes for really small components and/or checking for bridged joints and they have their own LEDs.I also have a Hakko clone (or rather a Hakko fake, as it is trying to pass itself off as an FX-888D). The actual iron and all the tips it came with were total rubbish - tips oxidised really quickly, iron fell apart and I had to build a new one myself out of spare parts - but the actual soldering station base unit itself does its job just fine, and that's the expensive bit. So nothing wrong with buying clones as long as the iron and tips are good quality, and you can always buy extras of those.But now I'm considering getting a TS100 - they look excellent for the price and have lots of smart firmware features.

Amazing response, thank you very much.
_hukdealer_5 h, 32 m ago

built in lion 3.6v rechargeable battery, comes also with standard usb …built in lion 3.6v rechargeable battery, comes also with standard usb charger and micro usb cable (at least my older model)


Thanks so much! Makes a massive difference for me.
clubfoot3347 m ago

two variants of this item - one is lion rechargeable the other two normal …two variants of this item - one is lion rechargeable the other two normal AA - this is most probably the AA


Just done some searching and it looks like you are right. The rechargeable version has a black grip round the top and a LED light on the end. The photos and description don't show a charging base or wire either.

The rechargeable one seems to be around £15-£17 when it is sold.
Mikiex21 h, 51 m ago

I've been thinking about a microscope, as my eyesight is rubbish even with …I've been thinking about a microscope, as my eyesight is rubbish even with glasses!I have a TS100 as well (anyone would think collection irons is a hobby!), the down side being I had to use my own power supply. But also I really don't like the way the power goes into the back of it as a socket. I really much prefer the Hakko clone.


I found this video helpful when deciding which microscope to buy -

He compares three different ones in different price ranges. Obviously the more expensive ones are better, but I went with the cheapest one because I'm not too concerned about video quality as long as I can basically see what I'm doing better than with the naked eye, and the main advantage of the more expensive ones is they have their own screens, which I don't really need as I solder on the same desk as my desktop PC, which has arm mounted monitors so I can just move one of those into a comfortable position for soldering when I need it, otherwise I might have gone for the mid-range one.


So is the TS100 really that much more inconvenient to use with a power supply plugged into the back of it than any other wired soldering iron? Or does it depend which type of cable you use? I was looking at getting one because I've been struggling with a couple of soldering projects recently and I'm not sure if it's me or the equipment I'm using so I thought I'd try a new iron before I go back to soldering school! Although I could probably do with some better solder and flux as well...
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Just a reminder for anyone who is interested, this is available in store tomorrow
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