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Aug 21, 2013 by pezguy704 | Posted in Hobbies & Crafts

Weller soldering gun doesn't get hot unless touching metal?

I was trying to do some soldering at work the other day, and I have never used a soldering gun, but I have lots of experience with the pencil type soldering irons. I found a very nice brand new Weller gun and decided to give it a try. I plugged it in and pulled the trigger, the light came on, but after holding it for a minute, the tip hadn't heated up at all. When I touched the tip to a nearby metal plate, the gun felt like it was humming and heated up quickly. Is this normal behavior, or is something wrong with the gun?


No, it is ok, mine does this....

| Aug 21, 2013
Jul 22, 2013 by Jw Owj | Posted in Do It Yourself (DIY)

Whats a good soldering gun to have?

please suggest one over 40 watts. I'd be doing small electronics and main power (wall outlet)


Soldering guns are not suited for electronics. They're good with electrical but not electronics. Their heat is too high for sensitive electronic components, and any circuit board you put one to will likely lift the traces off the board. I have three irons. One for fine electronic work (Radio Shack), one for larger electronic work (again Radio Shack) and I have a Weller soldering gun for those times when I need massive amounts of heat and where a torch would damage other things around the solder joint. Best of luck with your project. '')

| Jul 22, 2013
adaviel | Jul 22, 2013
I have a couple of Weller irons with iron-coated tips and thermal-magnetic temperature control, which have worked for years and give no trouble. For electronics, that is, not plumbing or metalwork. They have exchangeable tips for fine/not-so-fine work. Without temperature control, either you don't have enough power for soldering more massive connections, or the thing overheats with no load, burns out the tip, and has a good chance of damaging components or lifting traces.

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How to Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems

Creator: Tracy Martin | Transportation - 2005

This Weller Dual Heat Range Soldering Gun Kit (model 8200PK) is standard issue for automotive electrical work Soldering guns heat up quickly and are easy to work with; some even have a work light to illuminate what you're soldering.

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Tracy Martin, an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Master Technician, explains the principles behind automotive electrical systems and how they work. This book details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any vehicle’s electrical system. Several hands-on projects take readers on a guided tour of their vehicle’s electrical system and demonstrate how to fix specific problems.



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Welter Dual Heat Soldering Gun Two trigger positions provide low 100-watt and high 140-watt heat. Tip heats instantly and spotlight comes on when trigger is pulled. Premium-plated copper tip. Model 8200. Weller Expert Soldering Gun Kit  ...

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  • Apex Tool Group

    Apex Tool Group D550PK 120-volt 260/200-watt Professional Soldering Gun Kit

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    Rating (195 reviews):
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    Weller D550PK Soldering Gun

    0 5/5 Wynn (Johns Island, South Carolina) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Apex Tool Group D550PK 120-volt 260/200-watt Professional Soldering Gun Kit (Tools & Home Improvement) I wanted a gun that would deliver the heat quickly. This gun has two ranges and the high range is what I was looking for. It delivers what it advertises. It holds the heat to the solders melting point. There was no overheating or burnt material. It also has two lamps by the trigger to illuminate the job in weak light. I am very satisfied with this soldering gun, it functions well and has a real nice balance when working. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 29, 2008

    As good as it was 40 years ago & still going

    0 5/5 Timothy J. Ryan "Drair" (Athens, OH United States) - See all my reviews, June 4, 2010

    Good soldering gun starter for the money

    0 4/5 PDXLach - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Apex Tool Group D550PK 120-volt 260/200-watt Professional Soldering Gun Kit (Tools & Home Improvement) The Weller Soldering Gun is a solid value for the price. This is a smart purchase for the electronics hobbyist or home projects solderer but it's probably not up to standards for the professionals out there. The kit tips are well shaped and the gun heats up very quickly. Be aware that for those looking to start out, this product is not a substitute for a pen style soldering iron as it's a bit too big for easy handling on detailed projects like board work. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 5, 2010
    List Price: $62.40
    Fingertip trigger selects high (260-watts) or low (200-watts) for controlled output
    Features twin lights to illuminate your work
    Designed with pistol grip for comfort and ease of use
    Heats up quickly; ready to use in only 6 seconds
    Includes an assortment of accessories in a molded plastic storage case


  • Weller

    Weller 8200PKS 120-volt 140/100-watt Universal Soldering Gun Kit

    Home Improvement (Weller)
    List Price: $33.49

    UL & cUL listed
    Universal all-purpose gun
    7 year warranty
    Pistol grip design with dual heat produces 140 or 100 watts
    Light illuminates work


  • Cooper Hand Tools

    Weller D650 Industrial Soldering Gun

    Home Improvement (Cooper Hand Tools)
    List Price: $73.90

    Nickel-plated copper secondary, heat resistant-thermoplastic housing
    Heavy duty grounded cord
    2-Wire cord.
    UL and cull listed.
    Dual-heat gun produces 300 or 200-Watt


  • Cooper Hand Tools

    Weller D650PK Industrial Soldering Gun Kit

    Home Improvement (Cooper Hand Tools)

    Rating (48 reviews):
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    King of soldering guns

    0 5/5 Donald Willard (Falling Waters, WV United States) - See all my reviews, July 8, 2009

    D650PK - The Best!

    I've used soldering tools for over 50 years, since my first Weller gun in 1961, and I've tried them all. Some otherwise pretty good guns can't take being dropped (even once). A lot of tips just don't last. Some of the newer guns are awkward and uncomfortable to hold. Some of the soldering tips waste a most of their heat in the legs, instead of at the tip. I have a few old guns in need of tips, which are unavailable, or the substitute tips don't work right.But now - this gun is so good, I wish I'd bought one decades ago! It fits my hand perfectly. It's compact and well balanced. Materials and workmanship are first class - and even though I haven't dropped it yet, I can tell by the feel the housing is tough enough to take some knocks. Best of all - the tip gets hot FAST, and there is plenty of power for big jobs. After a day of soldering on #8AWG and #6AWG terminal lugs (40 or so), the tip still looks like new.Weller has been making this gun for a long time, and the tips are... 5/5 Roger C. Burchett (Miamisburg, Ohio) - See all my reviews, January 14, 2012

    Weller D650PK

    0 5/5 Andy Thayer (Vernon CT United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller D650PK Industrial Soldering Gun Kit (Tools & Home Improvement) Great soldering gun - built to last. After first few uses, tip required tightening to keep good electrical contact, and that is all. Have ~4 hours run time on it so far, works great. Heats very fast. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 1, 2011
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    Nickel-plated copper secondary, heat resistant thermoplstic housing.
    Nickel plated tip, 2 wire heavy duty grounded cord.
    Kit contains D650 soldering iron with one soldering tip and a coil of lead free solder.


  • Cooper Hand Tools

    Weller WEL8200PK 120-Volt 140/100 Watts Universal Soldering Gun Kit

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    Rating (74 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Cooper Hand Tools

    When you have to put together BIG wires, use this!

    0 5/5 Atlanta Network Guy (Atlanta, GA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller WEL8200PK 120-Volt 140/100 Watts Universal Soldering Gun Kit (Tools & Home Improvement) Soldering irons are great for electronics component and circuit board assembly, but when the occasion comes when solder has to be applied to big wiring (or removed from it), the volume of metal sucks away the heat faster than an ordinary iron can apply it. On those occasions, only a solder gun or a gas torch applys enough joules of energy for the job, and a solder gun does a much neater job without endangering nearby possesions. Weller is the industry leader for these devices. Changing tips is a bit of a hassel, and somebody at Weller needs to revisit that engineering, but its overall a very nice tool for what it does. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 6, 2002

    Caution: changes in kit

    0 4/5 R. Stone "-" (SF Bay area, CA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller WEL8200PK 120-Volt 140/100 Watts Universal Soldering Gun Kit (Tools & Home Improvement) Caution to buyers: Weller (Cooper) has changed the contents of the kit. The product description says that the gun has dual lights - it doesn't, it has one bulb - and that the 8200PK kit contains a flux brush and a soldering aid tool: it doesn't have these in it at present. Obviously Cooper wanted to cost-reduce the contents but did not update the description vendors use. Tonight I shopped at three retailers and at every one the kit did not have the full claimed contents. One other problem: just try finding a retailer who carries the tips in stock. Fry's, Home Depot, Loewes did not. Only Orchard Supply in the SF Bay Area actually had them. Aside from this, the gun is functionally a good one and I have always been fond of Weller guns and will continue to buy them. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 6, 2008

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    High-Efficiency, Tin-Plated Copper Tip
    Dual-Heat Gun Produces 140W Or 100W With Pistol Grip Design
    Fingertip Trigger Selects High Or Low Output
    Ready To Use In 6 Sec
    All-Purpose, 120V Soldering Gun


  • Cooper Hand Tools

    Weller 8200 Universal Soldering Gun

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    Rating (8 reviews):
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    Cooper Hand Tools

    Is this the best there is? Time for a redesign...

    Ive owned several of these, since they are suppose to be "the best" on the market. The first one I received, one of the screws holding the tip on were in crooked and stripped out so it never tightened on right.In my opinion this tool is sub par. With my current tool, it does heat quickly, but for some reason every 10 minutes of use I have to re-tighten the screws due to loosening, or perhaps carbon buildup. This is quite inconvenient and after you unscrew it a dozen times the alloy body strips out and needs to be re-tapped with larger threads.I like my new 'home tapped' threads better anyways because with the larger screws, it hold tighter, and loosens up less often.The high setting is also a pain to use since you have to hold the trigger in half way to activate it. This is uncomfortable and cramps my fingers very quickly. Its also counter-intuitive having the high setting at half pressed in and low at fully pressed.I'm not all squawk... 3/5 Ewan C - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller 8200 Universal Soldering Gun (Tools & Home Improvement) Ive owned several of these, since they are suppose to be "the best" on the market. The first one I received, one of the screws holding the tip on were in crooked and stripped out so it never tightened on right.In my opinion this tool is sub par. With my current tool, it does heat quickly, but for some reason every 10 minutes of use I have to re-tighten the screws due to loosening, or perhaps carbon buildup. This is quite inconvenient and after you unscrew it a dozen times the alloy body strips out and needs to be re-tapped with larger threads.I like my new 'home tapped' threads better anyways because with the larger screws, it hold tighter, and loosens up less often.The high setting is also a pain to use since you have to hold the trigger in half way to activate it. This is uncomfortable and cramps my fingers very quickly. Its also counter-intuitive having the high setting at half pressed in and low at fully pressed.I'm not all squawk... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 16, 2010

    Glad to know they're still making this exact model

    0 5/5 GeorgeWiman (Normal, IL United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller 8200 Universal Soldering Gun (Tools & Home Improvement) I have had one of these for nearly fifty years, and it's been all over the country with me. I've glued the case back together with silicone, replaced the solder tips with 12 ga copper wire, and replaced the plug a time or two. Soldered everything from electrical wires to auto parts to jewelry with it. Glad to know they're still making this exact model, in case I ever need a replacement. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 22, 2014

    Old Faithful

    0 5/5 Jean-Paul - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller 8200 Universal Soldering Gun (Tools & Home Improvement) My last one, which was identical to this one, I had for 25 years. It never did wear out; I had to sell it when I moved overseas. Weller makes very good, reliable products. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 17, 2014
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    UL and cUL listed.
    Dual-heat gun produces 140 or 100-Watts
    Pistol grip design
    2-Wire cord.
    Light illuminates work


  • Cooper Tools

    Weller 7250w Standard Tip Only, For D550 Professional Soldering Gun 2 Pack

    Home Improvement (Cooper Tools)

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    Weller Soldering Gun Tips

    0 5/5 jimbofromwapak "jimmyredlips" (Batava, OH USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller 7250w Standard Tip Only, For D550 Professional Soldering Gun 2 Pack (Misc.) Another item that is difficult to find due to the age of the applicable soldering gun. They arrived promptly and in good order and matched the original equipment. Would recommend purchase of this product. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 27, 2013

    right & fast

    0 5/5 Richard W. Leblanc Jr. - See all my reviews, November 5, 2012

    These soldering tips work well.

    0 5/5 Mike S. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller 7250w Standard Tip Only, For D550 Professional Soldering Gun 2 Pack (Misc.) These soldering tips work well with the 250 Watt Weller soldering gun. These tips last a long time. Make surethat you tin the tip with solder before you use it. Also wipe it off with a small rag when you're done using thegun, and it will be ready for next time you need it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 13, 2012
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    Standard tip
    For Weller Mfg. No. D550 soldering guns
    WELLER COPPER SOLDERING IRON REPLACEMENT TIP
    Nickel plated copper tip


  • Apex Tool Group

    Weller 7235 Replacement Soldering Gun Tip (Pack of 2)

    Home Improvement (Apex Tool Group)

    Rating (10 reviews):
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    perfect replacement in Weller packaging

    0 5/5 J. Frazer (Alabama) - See all my reviews, October 8, 2012

    Fast ship, good price, but not too sturdy

    0 4/5 J. E. Ramski "DOC Jim R" (N. Central Tx) - See all my reviews, February 16, 2013

    For my soldering iron

    0 5/5 Mountain Dave (California Sierras) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller 7235 Replacement Soldering Gun Tip (Pack of 2) (Tools & Home Improvement) These are the same as the original tips and work fine if you have the right soldering gun. They probably wouldn't last long in a heavy duty soldering gun. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 16, 2012
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  • Cooper Hand Tools

    Weller 8125W Replacement Soldering Gun Tip

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    Manufacturer's Part Number: 8125W.
    For Use With: 8200. Point Size: 0.165. Tip Series: CH. Tip Diameter: 11/64.
    For Use With: 8200.
    Description: Iron Plated Tip (2PK).
    Type: Narrow Screwdriver.


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    Weller SP40NKUS 40 Watt LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black

    Home Improvement (Apex Tool Group)

    Rating (258 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
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    Irony of the Iron

    0 1/5 Brian S. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller SP40NKUS 40 Watt LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) Initially I really liked this iron. Only owned for 2 months doing some light work and now won't heat. This seems to be a common problem with these. Cheap and disposable. Has a nice feature with LEDs to see what you're doing. The irony of the iron is that the LEDs last years...sadness. Now it's a corded low lumen flashlight with a 6 ft reach possessing blunt stabbing abilities. Oh joy. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 27, 2014

    DO NOT USE WITH LEAD FREE SOLDER !! TIPS FALL APART VERY QUICKLY !!

    The iron itself is nice and the lights are great. I bought a large quantity of these irons to use for STEM education at a local school. In Maryland, we have to use lead free solder in schools. The tips for this iron only have nickel over copper plating which erodes extremely quickly (after about 20-30 minutes of use) when used with lead free solder. The whole front of the soldering iron tip just vanishes !!!!Good soldering iron tips have copper, nickel, then iron, and chrome plating on them to do a better job of protecting the copper underneath. For reference, I was using Kester K100 solder with #48 flux. I have been using this same solder with my Hakko professional iron with great results for a long time with no problems at all. This has been a disaster and I have had to scramble to go beg and borrow some real soldering irons for my next classes. All of the tips (MT1 thru MT3) that Weller offers only have nickel plating so there is no real solution to this problem as of... 1/5 Melinda - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller SP25NKUS 25 Watt LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) The iron itself is nice and the lights are great. I bought a large quantity of these irons to use for STEM education at a local school. In Maryland, we have to use lead free solder in schools. The tips for this iron only have nickel over copper plating which erodes extremely quickly (after about 20-30 minutes of use) when used with lead free solder. The whole front of the soldering iron tip just vanishes !!!!Good soldering iron tips have copper, nickel, then iron, and chrome plating on them to do a better job of protecting the copper underneath. For reference, I was using Kester K100 solder with #48 flux. I have been using this same solder with my Hakko professional iron with great results for a long time with no problems at all. This has been a disaster and I have had to scramble to go beg and borrow some real soldering irons for my next classes. All of the tips (MT1 thru MT3) that Weller offers only have nickel plating so there is no real solution to this problem as of... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 2, 2014

    Loved It

    I have the previous model of the weller 40w soldering iron and this is a definite improvement. At first I was a little concerned about the bulky front of the soldering iron but after using it those concerns are gone. In fact, the new Weller soldering iron seems better in every way. But let me take you through it one-by-one:The HandleThe hard plastics have a matt finish that feels nice and does offer a little friction and there is a rubber grip that makes holding it very easy. The rubber grip extends over the lip of the chunky triangular front of the handle. The triangular shape with the high friction grip of the rubber means the iron is safer. The previous one would roll easily just from the weight of the cable. The new design means it stays put where you leave it.Another improvement to the handle is the flexible cable protextor at the base of the handle which will help stop the cable from bending and wearing out the insulation.The... 5/5 Inna Tysoe "Inna Tysoe" (Earth) - See all my reviews, May 3, 2013
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    Three 5mm high temperature long-life LEDs at 25 Lumens/ft² for superior soldering accuracy and application illumination
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    Package Includes: Iron with MT10, 6mm tip, iron stand, user manual, soldering aid tool, lead-free solder, spare ST3 (3.2mm) and ST7 (0.8mm) tips
    Co-molded soft grip ribbed handle design for maximum comfort and reduced slipage
    High-Performance LED Soldering Iron - 40 Watts, up to 900-DegreeF