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60W 230V Soldering Iron - BSEL0005 £2.38 (+£4.20 delivery) at CPC Farnell
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60W 230V Soldering Iron - BSEL0005 £2.38 (+£4.20 delivery) at CPC Farnell

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Posted 16th Feb

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Cheap soldering iron - yes you have to spend more than £10 for free post but that is easy to do with CPC, normally I top up with battery's or cleaning oils + their industrial super glue is very good, or if you need a torch I can recommend a big Larry which is the best torch I have ever owned
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Chrisuk4416/02/2020 11:03

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I thought so - if it wasn't for the spending £10 for free post it would be fantastic , I am guessing they won't last long as you could sell them on ebay !
These are normally £5.99 (+ delivery). Also can you provide a link to the tips - without replacement tips this is kinda useless...
Get a £9 8-way extention lead (on here) as well cos you always need one
Showing for me as £2.38. Insane price, maybe useful as an 'emergency' iron, so heat from me for that alone. But as has been previously alluded, without replacement tip availability, the iron is nothing more than (yet more) Chinese landfill.
Edited by: "AnthHether001" 16th Feb
hot445916/02/2020 11:11

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Agreed. A 60w soldering iron is going to get up to temperature very quickly and it has a very high operating temperature.
Edited by: "89quidyoucantgowrong" 16th Feb
Knock off weller.
AnthHether00116/02/2020 11:46

Showing for me as £2.38. Insane price, maybe useful as an 'emergency' …Showing for me as £2.38. Insane price, maybe useful as an 'emergency' iron, so heat from me for that alone. But as has been previously alluded, without replacement tip availability, the iron is nothing more than (yet more) Chinese landfill.


Any suggestions for a decent soldering iron? Will likely be used often but not daily.
looks like the tip is replaceable - just can not find the size - probably get one once I get the iron
you can get the kit with pump and replace tip for £4.36
cpc.farnell.com/mak…461
and you can get the 40w and the 25w for £2.33
cpc.farnell.com/mak…061
cpc.farnell.com/mak…961

seems like it's worth buying one of each for a full set at that price to get free post
Edited by: "matthat" 16th Feb
CoeK16/02/2020 11:54

Any suggestions for a decent soldering iron? Will likely be used often but …Any suggestions for a decent soldering iron? Will likely be used often but not daily.



If budget is not prob look at TS100 around 40 quid. Good reviews. Other than that a T12 clone may well do the job well good as TS100 but not as compact.
Edited by: "thelondontrader" 16th Feb
matthat16/02/2020 11:57

looks like the tip is replaceable - just can not find the size - probably …looks like the tip is replaceable - just can not find the size - probably get one once I get the ironyou can get the kit with pump and replace tip for £4.36https://cpc.farnell.com/maker-life/bsel0008/soldering-iron-30w-with-desoldering/dp/SD0215461and you can get the 40w and the 25w for £2.33https://cpc.farnell.com/maker-life/bsel0004/soldering-iron-40w/dp/SD0215061https://cpc.farnell.com/maker-life/bsel0003/soldering-iron-25w/dp/SD0214961seems like it's worth buying one of each for a full set at that price to get free post


Don't forget a soldering iron stand @ 96p cpc.farnell.com/mak…661

And some solder cpc.farnell.com/dur…298

Might want to get a desoldering pump too.

There's a small chance the bits for this might fit, but you'd need to measure the diameter of the one supplied : farnell.com/dat…pdf
thelondontrader16/02/2020 13:06

If budget is not prob look at TS100 around 40 quid. Good reviews. Other …If budget is not prob look at TS100 around 40 quid. Good reviews. Other than that a T12 clone may well do the job well good as TS100 but not as compact.


Any idea where a "real" TS100 can be had - there's a lot of random chinese makes on amazon but I'm not sure which are genuine
CoeK16/02/2020 11:54

Any suggestions for a decent soldering iron? Will likely be used often but …Any suggestions for a decent soldering iron? Will likely be used often but not daily.


I use weller at work and hakko at home. Beware looking at hakko though, lots of fakes that are terrible.
Thanks OP ordered.
azif16/02/2020 14:51

Any idea where a "real" TS100 can be had - there's a lot of random chinese …Any idea where a "real" TS100 can be had - there's a lot of random chinese makes on amazon but I'm not sure which are genuine



I'm sure they are all clones of each other.
CoeK16/02/2020 11:54

Any suggestions for a decent soldering iron? Will likely be used often but …Any suggestions for a decent soldering iron? Will likely be used often but not daily.


It all depends on what you are going to use it for, what your budget is and what you classify as decent?
If you don't know then this iron is perfect for you.
aLV42617/02/2020 00:34

It all depends on what you are going to use it for, what your budget is …It all depends on what you are going to use it for, what your budget is and what you classify as decent?If you don't know then this iron is perfect for you.


60w seems a bit high to me for anything involving electronics, I would have suggested the 25w version of this (mathat posted links above) would be a better choice.

I still use the same basic 25w Antex iron with a silicone flex for most stuff, that I bought over 30 years ago, and I also have a really crappy 70w iron with a big (large thermal mass) tip for soldering thick cables and thin metalwork, but then again I don't solder that frequently.
Edited by: "melted" 17th Feb
Do you need anything else to use this? Like a power supply or..
maisy.jones17/02/2020 10:10

Do you need anything else to use this? Like a power supply or..



Depending on what you want to do - if you just want to repair electronics or solder some wires together then just a real of solder , but if you want to just heat things up then no you don't need anything - it just plugs in like a hair dryer.
melted16/02/2020 14:25

There's a small chance the bits for this might fit, but you'd need to …There's a small chance the bits for this might fit, but you'd need to measure the diameter of the one supplied : http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/1595613.pdf


Although I think it will fit I am not sure how well - I have measured the shaft and it is 5.5mm / where as the duratool one seems to be 4.8mm , the tips seem to work from radiant heat as there is a gap as the shaft hole mesures 6mm (so an extra 0.7mm space)
cpc.farnell.com/dur…769
Edited by: "matthat" 18th Feb
I only needed a new tip for a Weller but now have 3, a spare soldering iron and kit (two more tips) and some solder all for under £12 delivered.
melted17/02/2020 02:46

60w seems a bit high to me for anything involving electronics, I would …60w seems a bit high to me for anything involving electronics, I would have suggested the 25w version of this (mathat posted links above) would be a better choice. I still use the same basic 25w Antex iron with a silicone flex for most stuff, that I bought over 30 years ago, and I also have a really crappy 70w iron with a big (large thermal mass) tip for soldering thick cables and thin metalwork, but then again I don't solder that frequently.


Exactly my point - you suggest 60w is a bit high, then state you use a 70w iron? As I pointed out it all depends on what you are going to use it for. Since the user didn't specify it's rather a moot point?
aLV42618/02/2020 17:48

Exactly my point - you suggest 60w is a bit high, then state you use a 70w …Exactly my point - you suggest 60w is a bit high, then state you use a 70w iron? As I pointed out it all depends on what you are going to use it for. Since the user didn't specify it's rather a moot point?


I said I use a 25w iron for most stuff, that includes electronics, its the old version of this:- rapidonline.com/Ant…wcB
currently about £25 and the bits for it cost more than this iron.

I wasn't particularly disagreeing with you, just pointing out 60w watt would not be a good choice for electronics as it would get too hot. 25w-30w used to be considered a good general purpose iron.

I use the 70w for soldering stuff like marine band antenna plugs (25w wouldn't get hot enough and would melt the pvc sleeving before the solder) and soldering bits of thin steel.
Edited by: "melted" 18th Feb
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