Soldering Iron Kit incl stand £6.99 Lidl instore 3 year warranty available June 9th
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Soldering Iron Kit incl stand £6.99 Lidl instore 3 year warranty available June 9th

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Found 2nd Jun 2014
Handy, lightweight soldering iron with comfortable soft grip
Stand with 2 flexible arms for securing small workpieces and metal coil for securely holding soldering iron
Includes 2 soldering tips, 4 burning tips, soldering sponge and 20g solder
3 year manufacturer's warranty

On sale from June 9th

34 Comments

Original Poster

I have a Parkside drill and it seems to be quite good quality and in the pictures of the soldering iron and stand they look quite solidly made. Seems a good deal for less than £7 with 3 years guarantee as well

This should get hot! heat added!

Firstly, soldering is not one of my strongest skills, but I got this last year and did not get on well with it. Plus one of the tips corroded away very rapidly. It may have been the flux I was using, or me being a bit pants with an iron. I do a lot better with the variable temp one I got from Maplin. NB this is just an iron and a stand, not a solder station. If basic is all you need, give it a go.

Original Poster

The flexible holding tool is very handy frees up your hands and keeps the job steady

Nice ..... forgot about this ..... thanx lol. :-)

Heat added. :-)

I expect this iron is fairly high wattage (Maybe 40W) that is fine for joining wires but not very good for delicate electronics. If you are wanting to make/repair electronic circuits then either a fixed power iron of 25W or less or even better a temperature controlled iron.

I have to join a small wire to my ipod circuit board will this work as a conductor?

I've been after one of these for a while. will check my local. cheers.

PigletsDaddy

Firstly, soldering is not one of my strongest skills, but I got this last … Firstly, soldering is not one of my strongest skills, but I got this last year and did not get on well with it. Plus one of the tips corroded away very rapidly. It may have been the flux I was using, or me being a bit pants with an iron. I do a lot better with the variable temp one I got from Maplin. NB this is just an iron and a stand, not a solder station. If basic is all you need, give it a go.


This is better suited to seasoned soldering enthusiast, if you're starting off or don't do much then a fixed iron will suit you better

I remember using these in design tech at school

I want one of these but have never had the need to solder anything.

Not a weller...

thuvcasio

I have to join a small wire to my ipod circuit board will this work as a … I have to join a small wire to my ipod circuit board will this work as a conductor?


That doesn't make a lot of sense. If you mean will this iron be suitable for soldering a wire to an ipod circuit board, then yes, for one quick job it should more than suffice. However the fact that you're having to ask whether this will work as a "conductor" may mean that it might not be a task that you're entirely confident in doing. I've used cheap irons before, there's not a whole lot wrong with them. Don't expect to build a motherboard with them, but for a quick job, they're okay. If you haven't soldered anything before, watch a quick youtube video. It's not too difficult to do.

Rys_Ochodzki

Not a weller...

£25.

Can anyone recommend a variable temp soldering iron? I'm new to soldering and need to repair a few things (e.g. micro switches on a few key fobs, wiring on circuit board, etc.). I've been browsing video tutorials on YT.. it doesn't seem to difficult.

muzzzzzzzzzy

This is better suited to seasoned soldering enthusiast, if you're … This is better suited to seasoned soldering enthusiast, if you're starting off or don't do much then a fixed iron will suit you better


I think you missed my point. I've been soldering for years, but do not claim to be an expert. I just dabble as I need the odd repair. I just wanted to give first hand experience of this iron (last year). I don't feel in a position to slam it. It may just have been me. I just didn't get on with this one. Maybe people should look at alternatives.

Personally I feel this is about as basic a soldering iron as you can get. I would not say its an enthusiast item. Then you'd be looking for a temperature controlled solder station. But I suppose its a personal thing with any tool.

Sorry to go on. Maybe I was not clear first time around.

Banned

Oh dear.

Stick to selling warm rotting veggies imho.

Cmon guys, you're comparing to items that are £20+!
Heat added altho not in my local

shuwaz

Can anyone recommend a variable temp soldering iron? I'm new to … Can anyone recommend a variable temp soldering iron? I'm new to soldering and need to repair a few things (e.g. micro switches on a few key fobs, wiring on circuit board, etc.). I've been browsing video tutorials on YT.. it doesn't seem to difficult.



If you're on a budget theses aren't too bad for what they cost cpc.farnell.com/dur…867 My brother got an identical one when they were on offer at 10 quid from maplin, and has used it to solder new smt miniature leaf switches on a key fob for me. I find the cable a little stiff and it's adjustable power, not a proper temperature controlled one.

CPC also sell the leaf switches used in ford key fobs. You may be able to get away with dismantling the switches in situ and cleaning them up.

This budget one got favourable comments when it has been posted on here:- cpc.farnell.com/ten…738 see:- hotukdeals.com/dea…315
Edited by: "melted" 3rd Jun 2014

Looks good value and neat design, 3 year warranty too. Heated

Going_Digital

I expect this iron is fairly high wattage (Maybe 40W) that is fine for … I expect this iron is fairly high wattage (Maybe 40W) that is fine for joining wires but not very good for delicate electronics. If you are wanting to make/repair electronic circuits then either a fixed power iron of 25W or less or even better a temperature controlled iron.



I've used a cheap 40w maplin iron for fixing guitar pedal circuits with no bother.

Also find a bigger iron offers more flexibility.

Suppose if I was fixing circuits often I would prefer a smaller iron, less obtrusive when you're trying to navigate small spaces too.

hi, does any one know the wattage please

J1135

Cmon guys, you're comparing to items that are £20+!Heat added altho not … Cmon guys, you're comparing to items that are £20+!Heat added altho not in my local



Try again next Monday 9th when they start selling them... have amended OP

lidl.co.uk/en/…310
Edited by: "kar999" 3rd Jun 2014

That'll be why then

PigletsDaddy

I think you missed my point. I've been soldering for years, but do not … I think you missed my point. I've been soldering for years, but do not claim to be an expert. I just dabble as I need the odd repair. I just wanted to give first hand experience of this iron (last year). I don't feel in a position to slam it. It may just have been me. I just didn't get on with this one. Maybe people should look at alternatives.Personally I feel this is about as basic a soldering iron as you can get. I would not say its an enthusiast item. Then you'd be looking for a temperature controlled solder station. But I suppose its a personal thing with any tool.Sorry to go on. Maybe I was not clear first time around.


I get your point, i've got 2 of these and the grip isn't ideal but I have no problem using these.
I used to solder nearly everyday but I solder once every month or two now..

Rys_Ochodzki

Not a weller...


no it looks like a poker,lol

melted

If you're on a budget theses aren't too bad for what they cost … If you're on a budget theses aren't too bad for what they cost http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d02265/soldering-station-48w/dp/SD01867 My brother got an identical one when they were on offer at 10 quid from maplin, and has used it to solder new smt miniature leaf switches on a key fob for me. I find the cable a little stiff and it's adjustable power, not a proper temperature controlled one.CPC also sell the leaf switches used in ford key fobs. You may be able to get away with dismantling the switches in situ and cleaning them up.This budget one got favourable comments when it has been posted on here:- http://cpc.farnell.com/tenma/21-10115-uk/soldering-station-digital-esd-uk/dp/SD01738 see:- http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/maplin-60w-professional-lcd-solder-station-with-esd-protection-reduced-from-59-99-1888315



Why wouldn't this be capable of doing the switches on a ford key. I need one for the very same job

Great for the price. Bought one a few month back and have been very impressed.

dannyeff

Why wouldn't this be capable of doing the switches on a ford key. I need … Why wouldn't this be capable of doing the switches on a ford key. I need one for the very same job




I didn't say it was, or wasn't. However the lidl one is likely either 30 or 40 watts, which is on the high side for soldering something like that. They usually recommend around 15 - 18 watt irons for more delicate pcb work. You can get away with a 25 watt iron, but it is easier to lift thin tracks and melt plastic switches with higher power irons.

Anyway as I mentioned if the switch isn't badly corroded it may be possible to pop it apart and clean it up without any desoldering http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_v3nnuWO87V0/TOG3pAKo3eI/AAAAAAAAAPE/hmfMLTe5NPg/s1600/P1000780_cr.jpg

I've had one of those - rubbish , did not last 6 months had to go to maplin to buy another one.

melted

I didn't say it was, or wasn't. However the lidl one is likely either 30 … I didn't say it was, or wasn't. However the lidl one is likely either 30 or 40 watts, which is on the high side for soldering something like that. They usually recommend around 15 - 18 watt irons for more delicate pcb work. You can get away with a 25 watt iron, but it is easier to lift thin tracks and melt plastic switches with higher power irons. Anyway as I mentioned if the switch isn't badly corroded it may be possible to pop it apart and clean it up without any desoldering



Look like 2 dry joint on switch have you tried soldering those to joints if so need doing again.

Tinker123

Look like 2 dry joint on switch have you tried soldering those to joints … Look like 2 dry joint on switch have you tried soldering those to joints if so need doing again.



Those joints do look bad, but in this case that could well be the result of corrosion, the leaf in one of the switches had partially rotted away causing a partial short across the switch that was draining the battery. The silver on the rest had oxidised to black and were barely conducting. Simply cleaning them, restored it to full functionality, but the switches were subsequently replaced anyway as a precaution since one of them was in such a bad state.


Edited by: "melted" 4th Jun 2014
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