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4.65 off on  Soldering Iron Kit 60W - £12.34 (Prime) / £17.09 (non Prime)  Sold by ECmall and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Just what I needed....Thanks
nice little kit this, I bought a month ago and have used to fix some headphones and a toy train
What a steal..... even at full price.

cheers
Soldering Iron Kit 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Irons Tool - Prime £12.34 / £17.09 non prime Sold by ECmall and Fulfilled by Amazon
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To be honest at this price I'd just buy a normal cheapy soldering station. You're unlikely to use more than a couple of pointed tips and maybe a chisel tip.

Plus using decent quality solder can make soldering 10 times easier
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ByronWellburn2 h, 18 m ago

Bought in November and it is a good iron. Very happy with it.


Thank you for update
Bought in November and it is a good iron. Very happy with it.
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Antito2 h, 10 m ago

Out of stock now. Shame as it seemed a good deal.Heat added anyway


Thank you
Out of stock now. Shame as it seemed a good deal.
Heat added anyway
Soldering Station 48W £8.99 - Cordless Soldering Iron 6W £6.99 - LIDL (Parkside)
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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 temperat… Read more
....Possibly why the stations were removed from website and empty spaces on many shelves...
Not recommended. In my opinion potentially dangerous. I've just bought one of these at Maidenhead - they had several. I needed a second iron for occasional use at my studio, so took a chance on this suspiciously cheap offer.

Warning 1:The cable strain relief at the end of the iron itself does not securely grip the cable, which is free to rotate (at least on my sample).
The wire is therefore liable to fracture or disconnect in time. There is mains voltage going to the iron - could be a big bang if the live wire comes loose, or compromised safety if the earth wire fractures. I wrapped some self-amalgamating tape around the body of the iron and the strain moulding to avoid these problems.

Warning 2: The tip of the iron extends beyond the bottom of the support spring, so when hot it's a hazard to cables and people. Both the iron's cables have mains voltage on them, and the iron could melt through the insulation when it's apparently safely stowed in its holder.

Warning 3: The solder that comes with the iron is 60/40 tin/lead. Toxic fumes! The iron gets hot enough for lead-free solder, so no excuse for this. The manual includes appropriate health warnings, but you can't see these until you've bought and opened the box.

Note 1: The iron is not temperature controlled, just power controlled as far as I can see from a quick look inside the base. There's a triac, a trimpot, some filter components but not a lot else inside. The mains earth and neutral wires are joined straight to the soldering iron, the live goes via the simple electronics. I have 40 years experience as an electronics engineer and am confident there's no temperature sensor.
Edited by: "TerryP1000" 24th Jan
No stations for me but the cordless one is surprisingly good
Been to Lidl the past 3 days. Managed to get soldering station but didn’t look for the rotary multitool. Past 2 days there have been tons of soldering stations but no multitools. Gutted!
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Meterk 60W Soldering Iron Kit - Only £12.34 delivered (+£4.75 non prime). Sold by ECmall and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Who's a little tinker(er) then! Got someone in your life that likes to fix things when they are not broken? Well, look no further than this nifty soldering iron kit! Ensure you r… Read more
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I asked the question on Amazon about the voltage. They replied saying it was 220V and have changed picture to reflect that I think.

So looks a pretty good deal.
Looks a good deal as long as the 240v/earthing situation can be confirmed.
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dxx1 h, 55 m ago

They're reasonably cheap. Usually a few quid more than this, especially …They're reasonably cheap. Usually a few quid more than this, especially considering all the extras thrown in with this get, but I do think it's worth spending a little extra on your tools, especially if they're likely to be used for years and years.In terms of gas, butane lighter fluid (£1 in your local pound shop, or ciggie counter) is all you need. It costs pennies per solder job.


Ah, I was expecting it to be more complicated than that lol
Thanks for the info!
birdyboyuk7 h, 1 m ago

No problem! Bit early for a Merry Xmas, but what the heck....Merry …No problem! Bit early for a Merry Xmas, but what the heck....Merry Christmas!


I know but its made mine so thanks again xx
DIGITAL Soldering Station 48W - £17.99 - LIDL (Parkside) - 3 Year Warranty
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Available at Lidl from October 15th With soft grip and 3 interchangeable tips Compact station with control display for temperature and heating up phase Adjustable temperature … Read more
Shengis27 m ago

Can you get non fusible resistors though I just thought it was a bit …Can you get non fusible resistors though I just thought it was a bit tight. If it did blow you wouldn't even be able to read the markings to replace it. At least the cheap chaddy ebay stuff normally comes with a proper fuse AND if you get really lucky they put in in the L line rather than the N


Frequently if Chinese stuff comes with a fuse, it is a counterfeit one
bbdom57 m ago

You can get fusible resistors


Can you get non fusible resistors though

I just thought it was a bit tight. If it did blow you wouldn't even be able to read the markings to replace it. At least the cheap chaddy ebay stuff normally comes with a proper fuse AND if you get really lucky they put in in the L line rather than the N
Shengis17th Oct

In picture 2, are they using a resistor as a fuse? I might take my old one …In picture 2, are they using a resistor as a fuse? I might take my old one apart and see what that has inside, last thing I used it for was as an ashtray lol. If the handle connection is 24v you may be able to mod it to take a knockoff Hakko handle. More trouble than its worth probably, but something to do when you're bored



You can get fusible resistors
mokaz17 h, 54 m ago

Bought it and I regret.What's inside Parkside PLSD 48 A1?[Image] [Image] …Bought it and I regret.What's inside Parkside PLSD 48 A1?[Image] [Image] [Image] Tips, probably same as on previous models. As others said, they were pretty bad.At least, I can control temperature, not a power, like on cheaper irons. I will check accuracy of temperature and update this post.


In picture 2, are they using a resistor as a fuse? I might take my old one apart and see what that has inside, last thing I used it for was as an ashtray lol. If the handle connection is 24v you may be able to mod it to take a knockoff Hakko handle. More trouble than its worth probably, but something to do when you're bored
Bought it and I regret.
What's inside Parkside PLSD 48 A1?
32262359.jpg32262359.jpg32262359.jpgTips, probably same as on previous models. As others said, they were pretty bad.
At least, I can control temperature, not a power, like on cheaper irons.
I will check accuracy of temperature and update this post.


Update:
Around 20-30°C (tried 2 different tips) less @ 300°C and 400°C. Another thing, sometimes it stops warming up for 2-5s at random temperatures and when temperature on LCD hit 400°C, multimeter shows 340°C and it takes another 20-30s to stop at 375°C.

Next time, I will buy Hakko 936 clone(wep,huakko,yihua). Cheap tips and spare parts. I can even replace control board with original Hakko panel.
Edited by: "mokaz" 23rd Oct 2017
60W Electric Soldering Iron only £5.07 delivered for free @ Light in the box
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Seems like a very decent piece of equipment for the price. It includes UK adaptor which I counted in. Features: ●Professional Soldering Tool is great for lead-free sold… Read more
cb-uk1 h, 46 m ago

Sounds like it's time to get Big Clive on the case!



morrighas done the job already


But, if he took one apart, I think there's a fair chance he'd find it isn't actually temperature controlled and doesn't have a temperature sensor, just a triac based dimmer circuit, see this image of the banggood one:- zimagez.com/ful…php

I was right about this one posted previously though :- hotukdeals.com/com…457
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melted8 h, 25 m ago

Cold - NO EARTH! And I bet it isn't double insulated either.



Sounds like it's time to get Big Clive on the case!
Edited by: "cb-uk" 28th Sep 2017
I have something very similar to this but with earth clip. It doesn't have enough thermal capacity for some jobs, for example I wanted to remove a connection to a small/thin copper plate on a power supply that I was fixing and it couldn't do it. However, it was good for the Sn/Pb wires for small jobs. Plus, I wouldn't trust that temperature dial.

I just ordered the "Hakko" T12 DIY Kit for about $10 ... got some good review on Youtube.

My advice is to save your money ... and get the T12 kit.
fiqqer2 h, 1 m ago

very cheap electric goods from china = dangerous equipment. For the few …very cheap electric goods from china = dangerous equipment. For the few pounds saved it is not worth potential danger. I have bough a few cheap transformers/equipment with allegedly uk plugs to find they had no earth cabling. Just buy them from cheap uk suppliers instead. You really are not saving much.



I agree spend more money and buy a branded one that has been tested to UK standards and will not electrocute you.
very cheap electric goods from china = dangerous equipment.

For the few pounds saved it is not worth potential danger. I have bought a few cheap transformers/equipment with allegedly uk plugs to find they had no earth cabling.

Just buy them from cheap uk suppliers instead. You really are not saving much.
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40W Soldering Kit Solder Iron Station now £9.99 delivered @ eBay / Maplin
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Decent starter kit for under a tenner with free delivery - video on deal link if want to review The perfect starter kit for your those new to solderingMains powered 40W solder… Read more
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Sholan25 m ago

How much did you Antex cost for just the iron? A replacement bit for an …How much did you Antex cost for just the iron? A replacement bit for an Antex is nearly the cost of this iron.


My Antex was £15 delivered, from eBay in 2011. My first 2 soldering irons were from Lidl, and after that I decided to get something more long-lasting, with a ready availability of replacement bits.

I find the Antex easier to work with than the Lidl ones: but then again, it's possible I've just become better at soldering over the years. e.g. back when I was starting out with my Lidl ones I doubt I was cleaning and tinning the tip enough.
Muig19721 h, 27 m ago

That's a Lidl soldering iron, which was only £6.99 in store. Mine didn't …That's a Lidl soldering iron, which was only £6.99 in store. Mine didn't last long at all- I'm much happier with my Antex 25W which replaced it.



How much did you Antex cost for just the iron? A replacement bit for an Antex is nearly the cost of this iron.
melted4 h, 26 m ago

Can get a similar iron on its own from cpc for £3.90 and its got a …Can get a similar iron on its own from cpc for £3.90 and its got a silicone flex (more flexible and heat resistant) http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d03174/40w-soldering-iron-silicone-lead/dp/SD0213006A stand is £2.12 http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/zd-10a-87-0101/stand-soldering-iron/dp/SD01123And a sucker £1.38 http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/zd-809-87-8091/pump-desoldering/dp/SD01151Or a better quality metal bodied one £2.75 http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/zd-192a-87-8122/pump-desoldering/dp/SD01154

£3.90 for the iron now
Sholan1 h, 21 m ago

I bought this one ↓↓↓ a week or so ago and it is brilliant. Only …I bought this one ↓↓↓ a week or so ago and it is brilliant. Only 30 Watt too. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PARKSIDE-30-Watt-Soldering-Iron-Woodburning-Stand-amp-Accessory-PLBS-30-B2-/302465835304?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:ITlooks better and its the same price.


That's a Lidl soldering iron, which was only £6.99 in store. Mine didn't last long at all- I'm much happier with my Antex 25W which replaced it.
aj20011 h, 53 m ago

I like my USB soldering iron, works well with my electronic kits Wondering …I like my USB soldering iron, works well with my electronic kits Wondering if I should get this or others the poster posted above me, it's for small electronic projects



I would say 40 watts is a bit on the high side for soldering electronics, although if you are reasonably skilled you'd probably get away with it. As I recall they used to recommend 15 to 25w for a fixed wattage iron. I have an old 25w Antex with a silicone flex, that I bought decades ago, I went to the higher end because I often needed to solder moderately thick wiring as well as electronic parts, otherwise I'd have got a 17W.

CPC have a budget variable wattage (it is not temperature controlled) soldering station for £14 it seems to be a copy of one Maplin sold years ago, don't know what the quality is like. cpc.farnell.com/dur…706
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Mustool MT223 60W Adjustable Temperature Electric Soldering Iron Welding Rework Repair Tool - £6.33 @ Banggood
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I found a great price for this soldering tool for £6.33 with 5pcs Solder Tips I/3C/4C/K/2.4D 110V/220V Option. I hope this can help you a lot. Features: Adjustable temperature con… Read more
I've purchased similar iron in the past. They are all the same just re-branded. The adjusting knob does not work and even in the lowest position the tip glows red hot. It burns everything including wires rendering them useless. I am a cheap fu*k but one thing that I would not use is a *cheap* two pin Chinese soldering iron. I'm emphasising on cheap since China makes good products but this is a waste of money.
Following my earlier post, soldering irons are also good for plastic welding, such as cracked plastic car bumpers. No need to buy new or secondhand replacements.
Search YouTube Peters Garage.
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melted21 h, 43 m ago

CPC sell an adjustable temperature iron for £10.40, and a few quid cheaper …CPC sell an adjustable temperature iron for £10.40, and a few quid cheaper when they have it on offer:- http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d00803/soldering-iron-50w-variable-temp/dp/SD01674[Image] They're a UK based supplier, so it should comply with UK electrical safety regulation, which makes it worth the extra few quid. And it is fitted with a UK plug.Alternatively, here's a fixed wattage one with a silicone lead on offer for £4 :- http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d03174/40w-soldering-iron-silicone-lead/dp/SD0213006?ost=sd0213006&searchView=table&iscrfnonsku=false&ddkey=http:en-CPC/CPC_United_Kingdom/searchI have an Antex iron with a silicone flex myself, which I bought over 20 years ago.



Here's some other soldering offers on CPC

Solder Station for £12 :- cpc.farnell.com/dur…rch (note like the mustool iron it is not temperature controlled)



Tenma 60W Digital ESD Soldering Station £45 :- cpc.farnell.com/ten…rch



Hot air 300w rework station £48 :- cpc.farnell.com/dur…rch


8w ! SMD solder station :- cpc.farnell.com/dur…rch
Edited by: "melted" 5th Sep 2017
Electronics engineer here, would never go near a 12w iron for electronics or electrical purpose, wattage too low.

I have always used a temp control 50w iron around 350 to 400° but have gone higher when soldering large electrical wires to lugs etc.
Also use a gas iron when working with electrical stuff or for wiring in the car. But wouldn't use for electronics as it's too hot for that and the exhaust emits hot gas/air that could damage loose wires and connectors that may incidentally be there.
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Proveright3 h, 54 m ago

Not everyone wants to solder delicate electronics. I have several …Not everyone wants to solder delicate electronics. I have several similar cheap Chinese soldering irons and they do the job just fine. You can keep one in the car boot , others your tool boxes, etc. For instance car battery charger crockerdile clip became detached from its wire, resoldered simple with one of these.




But for just £4 you can buy an iron from a UK supplier and not risk electrocution each time you use it!
White Box De-Solder Pump £0.66 @ Maplin
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Excellent price cheapest I have seen one. Hope this helps some people out! :D
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M1LFHunter

You'd be better of with braid, pumps suck, literally.



​I will give it a go for 66p can't really go wrong.
You'd be better of with braid, pumps suck, literally.
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Going_Digital

Excellent price if it is the item pictured. Maplin are usually … Excellent price if it is the item pictured. Maplin are usually rediculosly overpriced for tools and components. Did you get one OP? As I am wondering if the picture is wrong and it is just the spare teflon nozzles.



​If you are still interested I picked this up the other day and it's the full thing, good quality too.
ebay.co.uk/itm…448?hash=item567c97c460:g:Al4AAOSw0HVWE83b

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been this price for about 4 months. and posted on here about 2 months ago
DURATOOL  D03172  MINI SOLDERING STATION £11.98 @ CPC
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razorcal

Not used it yet, looks well made , I showed the boy it and he said specs … Not used it yet, looks well made , I showed the boy it and he said specs look good


Eight watts for a soldering iron is obviously a definition of the word "good" that I haven't previously encountered.
Magnets

is it any good?


Not used it yet, looks well made , I showed the boy it and he said specs look good
aj2001

Please can someone recommend what they use or think is better for odd usb … Please can someone recommend what they use or think is better for odd usb charge port repair on phones or tablets maybe once in 2 years.


This probably is good enough for what you need.
razorcal

seems a bargain, good find , just bought one


is it any good?
Anyone get one of these? Any good?
Silverline 15 W Soldering Iron £5.54 @ tooltime uk ltd Amazon UK.
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Product Description Suitable for fine electronic work with heat-sensitive electronic components. Ideal for working on modern, low voltage circuit boards, fine wires and cables. Su… Read more
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i think it's around this price in toolstation
£7.13 now. Still good.
Maplin 40W Mains Soldering Iron Kit £9.99
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I saw this in store starting tomorrow. Good price for a starting kit. Usually 14.99.

Heats up in 10 minutes to give you a stable and constant temperature to … Heats up in 10 minutes to give you a stable and constant temperature to complete all your soldering tasks



Quality.
i had one, not for long, fell apart. good price for a starter kit though.
still is 14.99
Soldering Iron Mains Powered 30W/130W down from £11.99 to £7.99 @ Maplin
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Gets great reviews and can use a three-pack of replacement tips (Maplin N72CW) === 30W to 130W mains powered soldering iron that allows you to start soldering by simply plugging … Read more
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duction

420 to 450 is way too high, just saying.


Probably OK, if you heat the joint you're working on, before applying the solder.
Just did a double take after seeing the image (the internet has ruined me)
420 to 450 is way too high, just saying.
Duratool 48w Adjustable Soldering Station - Duratool - £13.50 Prime / £18.25 Non Prime Sold by Almost Anything Ltd and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Very cheap for an adjustable station. Well reviewed around the web. Gonna go looking in the loft for something to fix now! Heat Temperature Max: 450°C. Kit Contents: Soldering ir… Read more
t002236

Funny thing, if I go through their online book and find this product it … Funny thing, if I go through their online book and find this product it costs more than your link: http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d01843/soldering-station-48w/dp/SD01696Looks like it is the same item. How did you come about your link and does it apply to other items in the same way?




Try looking in their bargain corner or one of the numerous booklets they send you when you purchase something:- cpc.farnell.com/bar…ton

They sometimes have several different offer prices running on the same item - depends on the last two digits added to the product code.

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Derek_Duval

I've got this. Good iron for the money. Only downside is the knob just … I've got this. Good iron for the money. Only downside is the knob just controls input power, not the temperature directly. Fine for occasional use though.


Yes, they do look a lot like the Mapin ones. I've had 3 from Maplin. They're basically just a standard soldering iron with a light dimmer control.
I've found they last a coupe of years and then burn out - hence 3 of them.
(now using a proper temperature controlled one)
exciton

Heat added - pun intended!I have one of these and OK for occasional … Heat added - pun intended!I have one of these and OK for occasional 'amateur' use. You can buy spare tips and I'd recommend a smaller one for soldering electronic components.Very similar model slightly cheaper at CPC http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d01843/soldering-station-48w/dp/SD0169669Mark


Funny thing, if I go through their online book and find this product it costs more than your link: cpc.farnell.com/dur…696
Looks like it is the same item. How did you come about your link and does it apply to other items in the same way?
Heat added - pun intended!

I have one of these and OK for occasional 'amateur' use. You can buy spare tips and I'd recommend a smaller one for soldering electronic components.

Very similar model slightly cheaper at CPC cpc.farnell.com/dur…669

Mark
It looks very much like the one I bought from Maplin years ago. If it is the same then I can wholeheartedly recommend. I'm a pretty poor solderer but I have achieved good results with mine time after time.
DIY Spherical Rotating LED Kit POV Soldering Training Kit £17.12 @ BangGood
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DIY Spherical Rotating LED Kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Qe17flj0U
Rodger is completely wrong , Its a great fun build , yes its challanging , but its supposed to be . I assuming you cant solder smt`s hense your comment , but to be honest , if you can use a soldering iron anyone can build this with a bit of patients and a lot of flux ..lol . Honestly , dive it a go . Great fun build , the hardest bit is programming the thing .
They'll declare it lower than the value. But I'd say anyone buying this has about a 0.025% chance of getting it built and working.

If anyone is that proficient at hand-soldering SMT components, they'd be busy hacking Xbones and PS4's, not messing with this, on balance, unbuilt tat.
northwales

​how is £17.12 over the £18 duty??



I believe the limit is £15. Please see gov.uk/goo…uty.

How is £17 cheap or a deal for a piece of worthless tat?
MrFizzy

In fairness it doesn't say anything about being for beginners and in fact … In fairness it doesn't say anything about being for beginners and in fact warns about 'difficulties' and 'smd'. I think you should think of it more as a training exercise in SMD soldering for people that are proficient at more conventional soldering.Looks a good kit. Shame about the price though as you are potentially above the tax/import duty threshold. This may lead to a sudden jump in costs once you've added handling chargers as well (if you're unlucky enough to get caught).



​how is £17.12 over the £18 duty??
(19% off) TS100 Digital OLED Programable Soldering Iron Station Embedded Interface DC 5525 Built-in Acceleration Sensors with STM32 Chip -  £39.37 @ banggood (+possiblte 6% cashback(
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A great "pocket" soldering iron, can be run off various power supplies (or even 12v powerbank); heats to 300c in seconds. I love mine, the size really makes soldering a breeze: Yo… Read more
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If this gets dispatched from the warehouse in China is it likely to get hit with import tax? I haven't ordered from Banggood before.
Having got mine, I needed to buy the right plug and adapt an old laptop power supply... but the iron is really good heats up really quick.
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Currently extra 9% off all soldering / Welding stuff, so that makes it … Currently extra 9% off all soldering / Welding stuff, so that makes it £34.38coupon code at checkout WELDTOOL


Mine's still going strong; @400c this thing blazes through soldering jobs
Currently extra 9% off all soldering / Welding stuff, so that makes it £34.38
coupon code at checkout WELDTOOL
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@£38.99 atm (I guess due to the exchange rate against the $)
Silverline fine-tip 15w Soldering Iron £5.87 Delivered from Amazon sold by tool time
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Decent price for this item including delivery plus Amazon's customer service record. Obviously not professional-standard equipment but should be good if you just need to do the o… Read more
otterboxer

Alright, my cut and shut just got its life extended. This will defo do … Alright, my cut and shut just got its life extended. This will defo do the jobster.



I read that as "this will deffo do the Lobster" Don't forget the garlic butter!
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Alright, my cut and shut just got its life extended. This will defo do the jobster.
Shambles

Your deal price (which is very good) should really say that the price is … Your deal price (which is very good) should really say that the price is for Prime members only, unless ordering over £20.


The op`s description is actually correct... FREE delivery without Prime
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melted

I wouldn't buy cheap mains stuff on ebay! I doubt it is much cop, but … I wouldn't buy cheap mains stuff on ebay! I doubt it is much cop, but here's a cheapo 60W one on CPC, but would need to spend an extra £1.50 to get over the £5 minimum spend for fee delivery :- http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d01847-60/iron-soldering-60w/dp/SD01127If you buy a cheap soldering iron check the bit stays firmly secure when it is hot.I bought a cheap 50w iron some years ago from Tilgear, and despite tightening the grub screw that held the tip when it was both cold then hot, the tip fell out and bounced off the item I was soldering. It fell over the side of the bench and burnt through the crutch of my trousers, just missing my vitals. It then slide down the leg, and burn out at the knee. I was lucky I just got a light burn down the inside of my right leg and several holes in a vacuum cleaner hose which was the next thing it hit, plus a ruined pair of trousers and a slightly scorched shoe. Turned out the tip was made of iron and no matter how tight the screw was, the tip would contract enough to fall out whenever it was touched on metal.



That's just crazy. Hopefully you got at least a refund and an apology from the seller or the manufacturer. That could really have hurt someone.

(Note that I was going to say that's just nuts but I didn't want to make a crap pun. :D)
Spark

Probably not this one so much, its only a 15w and is designed for … Probably not this one so much, its only a 15w and is designed for delicate electronics work that needs to be done at a pretty low temperature. You can usually get cheap 30-60w irons from Wilko and Ebay that would be better for that I imagine.



I wouldn't buy cheap mains stuff on ebay!

I doubt it is much cop, but here's a cheapo 60W one on CPC, but would need to spend an extra £1.50 to get over the £5 minimum spend for fee delivery :- cpc.farnell.com/dur…127

If you buy a cheap soldering iron check the bit stays firmly secure when it is hot.

I bought a cheap 50w iron some years ago from Tilgear, and despite tightening the grub screw that held the tip when it was both cold then hot, the tip fell out and bounced off the item I was soldering. It fell over the side of the bench and burnt through the crutch of my trousers, just missing my vitals. It then slide down the leg, and burn out at the knee. I was lucky I just got a light burn down the inside of my right leg and several holes in a vacuum cleaner hose which was the next thing it hit, plus a ruined pair of trousers and a slightly scorched shoe.

Turned out the tip was made of iron and no matter how tight the screw was, the tip would contract enough to fall out whenever it was touched on metal.

Edited by: "melted" 23rd Apr 2016
Parkside 48 Watt adjustable temperature Soldering station £8.99 @ Lidl
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Spotted this at the Kingston LIDL it is an adjustable temperature soldering station priced at £8.99 even comes with 2 small 10g reels of solder, a sponge and a spare flat tip. 100 … Read more



Apparently tips for the Duratool D00803 fit. about 99p on cpc.

http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d00803-b8-1/spare-tip-d00803/dp/SD01785

From a previous years thread:-
ttrltd

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tips-Bits-Fits-Lidl-Parkside-PLS48B1-PLS48A1-Solder-Station-PLBS30A1-Iron-/400659518871?hash=item5d492b1597:g:EWUAAOxyRhBS8pU2

deanos

let us know if it fits



Edited by: "melted" 4th Feb 2016
absolute **** had 2 parkside soldering irons both different models both crap you would do a better job with a clipper lighter.for an extra tenner u can get a hakko knock off from ebay with 5 diff tips its what i did.
hutchir9

Link please as I need a soldering iron



Seriously?
kester76

I don't think this has ESD protection so it's not the best for hobbyists


Actually it depends on your hobby... ESD won't matter if you are etching wood... ESD won't matter on valve amps, in fact I doubt you could actually use this on a board that is susceptible to ESD given the wattage and the physical tip size...
Edited by: "aLV426" 4th Feb 2016
Original Poster
At £8.99 it is obviously for hobbyist if you want a professional Weller with ESD then go spent £100
Gas powered mini Soldering Torch Kit from 5 July at Aldi £14.99 3 yr warranty
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Portable gas soldering iron perfect for jobs where an electrical soldering iron is no good. Great for use on the car and comes with a 3 year warranty. In-store from 5th July 2015… Read more
Agreed with everyone who likes using gas soldering irons, we use Weller pyro pens at work and whilst they aren't cheap -£90ish they are very well made, have variable heat output and we don't even bother with the electric ones any more ha !
Anyone know how many watts this thing puts out and whether you can source replacement tips easily enough?

If not, maybe a fiver more for an Iroda 70 would be a better investment long term.
Banned
also have one from last time they had it, has been going on and on, Im still on my original gas stick although running low now but have done loads of stuff with it and its cartridge just keeps going and going.
Might have to have a pop at this. Can it be used a bit like a blow torch / heat gun with no tips for things like surface mount?
I bought one last time they had them and it's brilliant
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