Soldering Station 48W £8.99 - Cordless Soldering Iron 6W £6.99 - LIDL (Parkside)
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Soldering Station 48W £8.99 - Cordless Soldering Iron 6W £6.99 - LIDL (Parkside)

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Found 4th JanEdited by:"jimmybo"
Solder on in to 2018 with these Lidl offers available from January 14th

Soldering Station 48W:
Compact station with soldering iron, holder and soldering sponge
Adjustable temperature 100 – 500deg C
Includes replacement tip and 2 rolls of 10g electric solder

Cordless Soldering Iron 6W:
Ideal for DIY, model-making and crafts
Heats up quickly to a working temperature of 550 deg C
Batteries are included

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I have the power station from years gone by. Does the job nicely and going strong.
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Good deal. Heat added
links to user manuals in pdf format added to original post
Nice find ,need to get this of course an argument with the wife first why i need it , its a man thing sweety
Shame the cordless one isn't rechargeable but can't have everything!
Still selling this junk are they......
I have the power station from years gone by. Does the job nicely and going strong.
Saved for the middle isle non-impulse impulse decision.
Does anyone know if Lidl are also selling solder?
These irons are terrible
mickymcd1 h, 8 m ago

These irons are terrible


Any recommendations? I've been after a reasonably priced soldering iron for a while and can't decide what's best. I'm mainly soldering wires on motorcycle wiring looms and bullet connectors for r/c cars. Thanks.
There's this ............
maplin.co.uk/p/4…7ef

Does a reasonable job for me.
You can’t get spare bits for these, so only OK whilst they last or you loose them
dirtynoodle1 h, 43 m ago

Any recommendations? I've been after a reasonably priced soldering iron …Any recommendations? I've been after a reasonably priced soldering iron for a while and can't decide what's best. I'm mainly soldering wires on motorcycle wiring looms and bullet connectors for r/c cars. Thanks.


I use the butane ones, work outdoors too which is very handy for small wiring repairs.
dirtynoodle2 h, 50 m ago

Any recommendations? I've been after a reasonably priced soldering iron …Any recommendations? I've been after a reasonably priced soldering iron for a while and can't decide what's best. I'm mainly soldering wires on motorcycle wiring looms and bullet connectors for r/c cars. Thanks.


Get the Dremel Versatip, absolutely brilliant piece of kit.
Terrible they just dont heat up to the right temperature and the end tips are just pure waassssh!

Get a hot air station even an 850+ is a better deal than this.
Edited by: "omendata" 5th Jan
I had one of those solder stations - problem was that the cable to the iron was thick and not very flexible which made soldering with it like trying to wrestle a live cobra ;0

Therefore kept using my crappying cheap mains iron or my rather decent Aldi butane one unless I couldn't find them for any reason

Shame - it seemed decent otherwise - I'd also grumble at the supplied tips but that's a personal thing and easily fixed.
Harley_Mick4th Jan

links to user manuals in pdf format added to original post


Thanks Micky’ it’s nice to be nice
The Hakko936 clones from Hobbyking are pretty good for the money for any fine work, electronics, PSB etc. Buy the EU version and replace the plug. The selection of matching tips are very cheap on ebay etc too.

hobbyking.com/en_…tml


I've had the Lidl iron in the past and it failed after only a couple of uses. Still using a fixed power (48W I think) maplin iron I've had for 10+ years for e,g, vehicle wiring, but the soldering station above takes care of everything finer.
simion_levi6 h, 6 m ago

The Hakko936 clones from Hobbyking are pretty good for the money for any …The Hakko936 clones from Hobbyking are pretty good for the money for any fine work, electronics, PSB etc. Buy the EU version and replace the plug. The selection of matching tips are very cheap on ebay etc too.https://hobbyking.com/en_us/soldering-station-with-adjustable-heat-range-with-eu-plug.htmlI've had the Lidl iron in the past and it failed after only a couple of uses. Still using a fixed power (48W I think) maplin iron I've had for 10+ years for e,g, vehicle wiring, but the soldering station above takes care of everything finer.


Thanks for your advice Simion. Just one question (I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to soldering). If I was using a sonoff which I've attached to a power adapter, do I need to solder the ground wires together as the sonoff only has bits for the live and neutral wires?

Thanks dude
Heat for the deal - I doubt you'll find a cheaper station! Obviously there is the issue of tips, I doubt Lidl went off and designed their own, so you may be able to find suitable replacements...
Heat added, I need this as I'm writing up some LED circuits at the moment
Proper cheap. Except I've had two parkside items both of which failed fairly quickly so make sure you keep your receipt.
pat36a4th Jan

There's this …There's this ............https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/48w-mains-solder-station-n67efDoes a reasonable job for me.


I had the same one from Maplin except a darker blue. Lasted about 8 years and failed last year. Still yet to find a decent replacement!!
These tips on Ebay look like they might work.
ebay.co.uk/itm…871
Jonny_s22 m ago

These tips on Ebay look like they might …These tips on Ebay look like they might work.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tips-Bits-Fits-Lidl-Parkside-PLS48B1-PLS48A1-PLS48C1-Solder-Station-PLBS30A1-/400659518871



£2.99 for 1 tip?
Shengis1 h, 12 m ago

£2.99 for 1 tip?


Believe it or not £2.99 isn't a terrible price. I regularly buy tips for more professional Weller soldering stations around £4.00 each. These sometimes only last a few days especially with unleaded solder and higher temperature needed to flow.
Edited by: "Jonny_s" 7th Jan
Jonny_s30 m ago

Believe it or not £2.99 isn't a terrible price. I regularly buy tips for …Believe it or not £2.99 isn't a terrible price. I regularly buy tips for more professional Weller soldering stations around £4.00 each. These sometimes only last a few days especially with unkleaded solder and higher temperature needed to flow.



But did the weller cost £8.99? The original tips that come with the lidl iron are as much use as chocolate and these are probably no better. The ergonomics of the lidl iron are awful as well. Pay more, get a hakko copy as those tips are mega cheap and seem to last forever even when run at 450c+.
I'm no fan of this cheap iron either. Was just trying to help out if anyone needed spares.
dirtynoodle4th Jan

Any recommendations? I've been after a reasonably priced soldering iron …Any recommendations? I've been after a reasonably priced soldering iron for a while and can't decide what's best. I'm mainly soldering wires on motorcycle wiring looms and bullet connectors for r/c cars. Thanks.


I got a TS100 for Christmas, it's a great bit of kit -- very configurable, variable temperature, can be powered with battery pack, built-in accelerometer (so will auto cool/power down) and is open-source (if you're into that kind of thing). banggood.com/MIN…=CN.

Granted, it's a lot more money than something like this so it may not be for everyone... but I'm very happy with it.
Edited by: "JosephRedfern" 7th Jan
As mentioned above, if you want a serious cordless soldering iron, look at the Dremel versatip.... Around £30, butane powered, and insanely good.
Jonny_s53 m ago

I'm no fan of this cheap iron either. Was just trying to help out if …I'm no fan of this cheap iron either. Was just trying to help out if anyone needed spares.



These are 'supposed' to fit as well : cpc.farnell.com/dur…785

Don't know whether they do or not but they were suggested on an earlier deal for this.
elliot123411 h, 4 m ago

Thanks for your advice Simion. Just one question (I'm a bit of a newb when …Thanks for your advice Simion. Just one question (I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to soldering). If I was using a sonoff which I've attached to a power adapter, do I need to solder the ground wires together as the sonoff only has bits for the live and neutral wires? Thanks dude


yes,if the cable has an earth wire it should be continuous (don't know whether this has)
Jonny_s2 h, 50 m ago

Believe it or not £2.99 isn't a terrible price. I regularly buy tips for …Believe it or not £2.99 isn't a terrible price. I regularly buy tips for more professional Weller soldering stations around £4.00 each. These sometimes only last a few days especially with unleaded solder and higher temperature needed to flow.


How much soldering are you doing? Mine last a few weeks unless someone uses my iron and whacks it up to 450 because they can’t get it to flow! It’s those nasty fumes of lead free you need to watch out for and use decent extraction.
Irons are used 10 hours a day in a production environment, temperature in some stations set by the tip. We use a wide range of tip sizes,shapes and temperatures. The tips in my iron have lasted ages but I luckily don't solder as much these days :-)
hmv4u1 h, 46 m ago

yes,if the cable has an earth wire it should be continuous (don't know …yes,if the cable has an earth wire it should be continuous (don't know whether this has)


Thanks for your help man
Managed to get the station. Quite a bit thing I’m surprised. Should come in handy nice one OP. gonna start my GBZ project soon.
No stations in my store or on the website - assumed it had been removed from sale.
I may carry on looking - how long do they keep items in store?

Did any one try the wireless one?
Edited by: "Zoneplayer" 14th Jan
Zoneplayer1 h, 47 m ago

No stations in my store or on the website - assumed it had been removed …No stations in my store or on the website - assumed it had been removed from sale.I may carry on looking - how long do they keep items in store?Did any one try the wireless one?


I can't find it on the website neither. I found it a few days ago but it has been removed for some reason.

I haven't tried the wireless one. I am going to my local Lidl tomorrow to see if they have any stations but am considering the wireless one.
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