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ER30 Soldering Iron from ANTEX (SYN2420) £9.99 + £4.49 Non Prime @ Amazon
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Posted 3rd JunPosted 3rd Jun
ER30 Soldering Iron from ANTEX (SYN2420)
doggerthecat

I have this iron. No better than many other cheap Chinese 30w irons. If you use it with the wrong soldiering iron holder, the plastic at the top of the handle will melt. If you are handy enough with a soldering iron to go anywhere near a PCB with one of these, you know enough not to go anywhere near a PCB with one of these and already have a better iron. I used the 12w antex for many years before switching to a hakko clone, never going back. The difference soldering with a higher wattage temperature controller iron is night and day.

smileypete

Just plug it into a cheap plug-in dimmer :-)

Ukhotdeals999

30W? crikey! You could almost goose your average surface mounted components from the other side of the room! I've not used anything that powerful since I used to work on valve radios nearly 50 years ago. My "weapon of choice" is usually a 12W M12 (and even then, it can be a bit hefty on fine tracks!) and when that isn't enough, my 18W usually does the job! Still, I can't say a bad word about Antex, they really are the soldering bolts against winch all others should be compared. Cheap as (fried) chips so voted hot anyway

blessedcypriot

I’ll keep my on one in Amazon they always go up and down in price I’ll snap one up on sale

melted

A quick google finds the xs25 (sadly standard cable) £22 delivered :- https://www.zoro.co.uk/shop/welding-brazing-and-soldering/soldering-irons-and-stations/xs25-3-0mm-tip-230v-soldering-iron/p/ZT1000912X

HAKKO FX-888D Soldering Station 70W AC 26V - £118.87 at Amazon
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Posted 27th MayPosted 27th May
Maybe a bit of a niche post, but here goes. This soldering iron seems like a great price compared to buying directly from HAKKO at £165 Many review sites list this model as one o… Read more
ScuzzyP

Belter of an iron is this!!! Similar to another poster got mine pretty cheap from Maplin as it was closing down… Can’t go wrong with this

lazyboy

I very highly recommend the t12 soldering stations on AliExpress. For about 40 usd, the performance is incredible, and there is a massive range of tips that each contain an element for about 3 usd each.

albinowarmonkey

This is on my list to replace my iron that's gone walkabout. Cheers for posting.

greg666

Preferred Weller in the past in my job as radio and tv technician in Germany (Many moons ago). However, Hakko is absolute outstanding for me and I have the device now for at least 6-7 years I reckon. Still use it occasionally without any issues.

bbdom

I'd be tempted if I didn't already have my Metcal :)

Soldering Iron XS25 from Antex with Silicone Cable £25.50 at Amazon
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Posted 26th MayPosted 26th May
Good deal for this good soldering iron for DIY use with the silicone cable - it was stuck forever at 29.99 or over. You get one tip and no accessories (unlike the multitude of tips… Read more
sharpiesharpie

Get a cordless gas one. Easier and less hassle

tedjourney

Very good brand. Had mine since 1978 still going strong

spannerzone

25 to 30watts if fine for most electronic repairs... but it depends on what you're soldering.... bug heatsinks or thick legged components that have large solder pads take a lot of heat to melt especially if high melting point solder is used, as in power supplies. However too much heat can be bad for smaller components and the solder pads. I've managed to repair hundreds of device with these irons, for the occasional bigger item, I've used a bigger iron and/or heat blower.

spannerzone

But will they last 30 years like these Antex often do? If you want a soldering iron for general electrical repairs and hobbies, these Antex are excellent, made in England (nice to support a UK business) and should last years and years.

dam14n1

Lead free solder needs 217 degs to melt. Please find below a discussion from people in the field as to how many watts that’ll require. electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/300314/optimal-soldering-iron-specs-for-lead-free

Rothenberger Super Fire 2 Blow Torch 3.5644X - Soldering & Brazing Torch - £60.50 delivered @ Trade Counter Direct
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Posted 30th AprPosted 30th Apr
Rothenberger Superfire 2, best price I've found so far. "The Benzo's are made in the same factory and they're cheaper! blah blah" I wanted the Rothenberger so that's what I'm get… Read more
Dusty

My seized shocker bolts will come out...! 😁

fredsaid

Mine doesnt, its only done 1 house, ok its 20yrs old but it stopped working 10 years ago......

bilz

I bought this back in October 2020 for £63.50 of Amazon. I needed some radiator pipes reworking and contacted a plumber who he would charge ~300 quid for fitting of 5 radiators and I would have to wait 3 weeks for him to come and do the job, so I decided to give it a go. I practised a few times in the garden with scrap pipes until I could do it. I practiced with propane and MAP gas and found MAP much easier to work with. I bought a bunch of copper fittings, and solder ring copper fittings as well (not knowing what they were at the time). I found that sometimes, for whatever reason (usually difficult access/fiddly), I needed to resort to the solder ring fittings - they're basically copper couplers but with the solder already in, so you only need to focus on one hand while doing the soldering. Since fitting the radiators, I discovered a leak under my bathroom sink that I fixed with this, as well as fixing a pipe that I sawed through to get access to locate the aforementioned leak under the bathroom sink. So, while I have nothing to compare with, I would recommend this :)

Stephen_McLachlan

Can you light your full 47kg bottle of propane gas direct from this lighter to help me see in the dark, I have bit of a problem due to all the radiation poisoning on Polaris submarine's and it has affected my brain sorry vision lol.

andywedge

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Ferrex 30W Soldering Iron Set £7.99 (+£2.95 P&P or free over £30) @ Aldi
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Posted 28th FebPosted 28th Feb
Ferrex 30W Soldering Iron Set £7.99 (+£2.95 P&P or free over £30) @ Aldi£10.94Aldi Deals
This lightweight electronic Ferrex 30W Soldering Iron Set is ideal for precise soldering work around the house and for hobbies. With a soft grip handle, and reaching an approximate… Read more
lemo

Hi. Search for 'tinning soldering iron' on youtube for vids on cleaning and maintaining solder tips.

atom

Any tips for cleaning a soldering iron?

someone642

Not enough Wats

EazyDuz

Can it be used to remove tattoos

stealth666

Sure i saw this at 7.99 in local aldi

Holife Soldering Iron Station, 60W Premium Rework Station Soldering Iron Set £17.70 Sold by DONGQIAOLING EU and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Posted 24th Nov 2020Posted 24th Nov 2020
Holife Soldering Iron Station, 60W Premium Rework Station Soldering Iron Set £17.70 Sold by DONGQIAOLING EU and Fulfilled by Amazon£17.70 Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
Holife Soldering Iron Station, 60W Premium Rework Station Soldering Iron Set with Temperature Control (90℃-480℃), LED Digital Display, Upgrade Soldering Stand, Ideal for School Lab… Read more
pixwix

Tons of these generic devices around - the "maker's" logo hardly matters. The CE sticker (like most CE marks) is a joke. Mostly they're rubbish. I have one, and it's actually not too bad. Paid about £30 on Amazon 2 or 3 years ago, and it paid for itself within a week. But I have friends who bought and binned. I think the appeal is that a lot of people reckon a soldering station for the price of a bottle of whisky is worth a punt. I was lucky, but it's definitely a case of caveat emptor.

cuffbertt

Sorry to dig up a 5 month old comment... The one you linked to on rs looks just what I need for some soldering of hobby stuff. I see that Maplins and other places sell one that looks almost identical apart from the brand, but is still called an AT 937. Specs look identical from what I can see. Do RS have their own line of soldering irons or do you think its the same one but rebadged? Will save me £22 if they're the same haha. https://www.maplin.co.uk/atten-at-937-soldering-station-5055189030893

c_bigbear

Probably something I don't need as I already have 2 solder irons... but be rude not to at this price. (embarrassed)

pixwix

Bought one of these at a higher price. Blew my ring main breaker on first switch on. Managed to get a refund though.

Comrade.Penguin

I agree with this with the vast majority of cheap irons but this one is a bit of an exception. The reason it being a rebrand of the X-tronic is being mentioned is because that was tested by the Wirecutter and found to be surprisingly good for the price. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-soldering-irons/