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Nov 15, 2012 by Snake Physicist | Posted in Other - Electronics

What is a basic starter's pack for an electronics beginner?

I always wanted to get busy with hobbyist electronics but being the huge procrastinator I am, I continuously put this aspiration aside. Since I'm also a huge fan of video games, that was the main reason I put it off. Now, I decided to fix some 'life mistakes' like not studying much and consuming all my time in front of the screen without doing anything productive; so I uninstalled all games! Since I'm a Physics student and we are doing a basic electrical circuits lab this semester, I decided to start taking it as a hobby, too. The thing is, I'm also an impulsive buyer. Last time I took this initiative without giving it too much thought, I went and spent 30 euros on a soldering iron and solder that I don't know how to use, a soldering pump, and other unnecessary stuff. Now I plan on doing something a tad bit more organized. So, first of all, here's what I currently own: -A 30 Watt Weller soldering iron /w solder -Solder pump -Soldering braid -A variety of tools (case of various sized screwdrivers, wire cutter and stripper, etc.) -An old PC power unit that I modded to be used as a lab power supply I found a neat online shop with extremely low prices and I was planning on buying some banana wires, a breadboard (220x120mm) and of course a digital multimeter (a very basic, 4 euros one with voltage, resistance, current, diode and some other readings). There is also a rather cheap soldering station that can go from 25 to 60 watts but I'm not sure if I need it. There's a shop in my neighborhood that sells components, too. So, what do you think? Keep in mind that I want to spend just enough money to have everything that a BEGINNER needs! If you have any ideas on my current buy list or any additions, please tell me! Also, a secondary question: how do you think I should get started? Are there some 'basic circuits' that all electronics hobbyists must do? Like the 'Hello World' program that gets a new programmer up and running? Thank you! Also, something else. In the lab, we use both a DC supply and a function generator (AC). Am I going to need something like this? And what about an oscilloscope?


Soldering iron : If your Weller (good choice) is a temperature controlled one, i.e. it takes tempareature controlled bits, then you don't need the soldering station apart from a stand with a solder sponge. Recommend a PTF7 bit for PCB work. It's a fine bit. If you need something a bit bigger then the PTL7 is the one to go for. If your soldering pump is any goos then put the solder braid in a draw and forget about it. Tools: The following come under the heading of highly desirable and dead handy to have around but you don't need them all right away. They ain't cheap but properly used a set of Lindstrom side cutters are the bees knees, Use them for cutting component leads, hookup wire and nothing else and they will last a lifetime. I have a 40 year old pair that are still good. A cheaper set of end cutters are useful too. A scalpel or sharp craft knife for cutting pcb tracks. Small snipe nosed pliers, the ones where the nose is about 2cms long. A small electrical screwdriver (a must have) for knob grub screws, terminal block etc. A set of watch maker's screwdrivers. A set of Allen keys. A set of Torx drivers or at least a few, especially a tiny one as cell phones tend to be held together with them. Tweezers. A stiff brush and an aerosol can of pcb cleaner. A fibre glass typing error correction brush can be handy too. A reel of 60/40 multicore lead/tin solder. Do NOT get lead free solder, it's a mare to use even for the experienced. Large electrical pliers. Large side cutters. A set of BA or metric or both nut spinners from 0BA to 8BA (0,2,4,6,8). A set of BA and metric spanners in the same size as the nut spinners. The list is practically what a professional service engineer would use so as I said buy the bits as and when you feel you need them as they aren't all required initially. PSU: Ideally a 0-30V variable power supply, which could be your first project. Mostly a 12V and/or 9V regulated power supply will do for

GibsonEssGee | Nov 15, 2012
GibsonEssGee | Nov 15, 2012
Soldering iron : If your Weller (good choice) is a temperature controlled one, i.e. it takes tempareature controlled bits, then you don't need the soldering station apart from a stand with a solder sponge. Recommend a PTF7 bit for PCB work. It's a fine bit. If you need something a bit bigger then the PTL7 is the one to go for. If your soldering pump is any goos then put the solder braid in a draw and forget about it. Tools: The following come under the heading of highly desirable and dead handy to have around but you don't need them all right away. They ain't cheap but properly used a set of Lindstrom side cutters are the bees knees, Use them for cutting component leads, hookup wire and nothing else and they will last a lifetime. I have a 40 year old pair that are still good. A cheaper set of end cutters are useful too. A scalpel or sharp craft knife for cutting pcb tracks. Small snipe nosed pliers, the ones where the nose is about 2cms long. A small electrical screwdriver (a must have) for knob grub screws, terminal block etc. A set of watch maker's screwdrivers. A set of Allen keys. A set of Torx drivers or at least a few, especially a tiny one as cell phones tend to be held together with them. Tweezers. A stiff brush and an aerosol can of pcb cleaner. A fibre glass typing error correction brush can be handy too. A reel of 60/40 multicore lead/tin solder. Do NOT get lead free solder, it's a mare to use even for the experienced. Large electrical pliers. Large side cutters. A set of BA or metric or both nut spinners from 0BA to 8BA (0,2,4,6,8). A set of BA and metric spanners in the same size as the nut spinners. The list is practically what a professional service engineer would use so as I said buy the bits as and when you feel you need them as they aren't all required initially. PSU: Ideally a 0-30V variable power supply, which could be your first project. Mostly a 12V and/or 9V regulated power supply will do for
Jul 07, 2012 by Pragadeesan Shankar | Posted in Other - Electronics

Hi!! I want to buy a electronic tool kit...?

I am BE eee student...i need suggestions to buy a cheapest electronic tool kit package online.The tool kit should satisfies all my needs during engineering projects...Also tell me what are tools required for making basic as well as professional projects...thks for ur reply...:) tool kit should support me to do engineering projects in electronics.,so my tool kits should consist of LED,breadboard,multimeter,transistors,resistorsetc


The cheapest tool kit is NOT what You want...... All serious professionals know cheap tools are nothing but a disappointment..... Talk to your teacher and ask what he recommends for tools.... It would be helpful if you let us know exactly what tools you need..... Many techs assemble there own kits to match the kind of work they are doing...... What ever you do stick with brand names like SK Tools, Craftsman, Snap-On, Mac, Fluke Meters, ChannelLoc, Klein Tools, Wright, Weller Soldering tools...... AVOID all made in China or other Home Depot / Walmart tools... They either break easy or will not get the job done...... You will need Torx screwdrivers...... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-Profes sional-7-pc-Torx-Screwdriver-Set-Sears-I tem-49302-/150847708888?pt=LH_DefaultDom ain_0&hash=item231f395ed8 Regular screwdrivers... http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-piece-Craftsma n-Professional-Screwdriver-Set-9-47202-/ 110871577473?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&h ash=item19d0760381 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Xcelite-5-piece- ergonomic-handle-screwdriver-set-XPE-500 -XPE500-New-in-box-/170822798825?pt=BI_E lectrical_Equipment_Tools&hash=item2 7c5d50de9 Nut drivers.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klein-Tools-631- 7-Piece-Cushion-Grip-Nut-Driver-Set-3-ho llow-shafts-/170873623724?pt=LH_DefaultD omain_0&hash=item27c8dc94ac http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Craftsman-Nu tdriver-Mechanics-Tool-Set-SAE-Inch-Metr ic-8-PC-6PT-Socket-/261055140657?pt=LH_D efaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc8195331 A socket set.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-154-Pi ece-MECHANICS-Tool-Set-Socket-pc-NEW-/33 0576066044?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&has h=item4cf7de75fc Pliers.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CRAFTSMAN-3- pc-Precision-Mini-Pliers-Set-Needle-Nose -Cutter-Long-FREE-SHIP-/160831695072?pt= Pliers&hash=item257250e8e0

METROPOLIS1 | Jul 07, 2012
METROPOLIS1 | Jul 07, 2012
The cheapest tool kit is NOT what You want...... All serious professionals know cheap tools are nothing but a disappointment..... Talk to your teacher and ask what he recommends for tools.... It would be helpful if you let us know exactly what tools you need..... Many techs assemble there own kits to match the kind of work they are doing...... What ever you do stick with brand names like SK Tools, Craftsman, Snap-On, Mac, Fluke Meters, ChannelLoc, Klein Tools, Wright, Weller Soldering tools...... AVOID all made in China or other Home Depot / Walmart tools... They either break easy or will not get the job done...... You will need Torx screwdrivers...... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-Profes sional-7-pc-Torx-Screwdriver-Set-Sears-I tem-49302-/150847708888?pt=LH_DefaultDom ain_0&hash=item231f395ed8 Regular screwdrivers... http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-piece-Craftsma n-Professional-Screwdriver-Set-9-47202-/ 110871577473?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&h ash=item19d0760381 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Xcelite-5-piece- ergonomic-handle-screwdriver-set-XPE-500 -XPE500-New-in-box-/170822798825?pt=BI_E lectrical_Equipment_Tools&hash=item2 7c5d50de9 Nut drivers.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klein-Tools-631- 7-Piece-Cushion-Grip-Nut-Driver-Set-3-ho llow-shafts-/170873623724?pt=LH_DefaultD omain_0&hash=item27c8dc94ac http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Craftsman-Nu tdriver-Mechanics-Tool-Set-SAE-Inch-Metr ic-8-PC-6PT-Socket-/261055140657?pt=LH_D efaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc8195331 A socket set.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-154-Pi ece-MECHANICS-Tool-Set-Socket-pc-NEW-/33 0576066044?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&has h=item4cf7de75fc Pliers.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CRAFTSMAN-3- pc-Precision-Mini-Pliers-Set-Needle-Nose -Cutter-Long-FREE-SHIP-/160831695072?pt= Pliers&hash=item257250e8e0
Fly Inverted | Jul 07, 2012
Yeah, that is pretty complete. Your tool kit will evolve very much based on what you are doing. Some of the tools in my tool box, I made myself to fit specific places or do specific jobs. Your tool box is very important. It keeps your tools organized, and in a place that you can find each item. You learn very quickly to put it back in the right place every time you use it. It is very frustrating to spend ten minutes wasting time looking for something, instead of working on your project. Don't be cheap about your tool box. It is a major component of your equipment.

Weller Solder Kit - Bookshelf


144 pages

LIFE

1957-10-21

MODEL 8100K $ Includes Instant Heat Soldering Gun (over 100 watts), Wire Bristle Cleaning Brush, Soldering Tool and Solder. WELLER HEAVY DUTY SOLDERING KIT model 825oak *1495 Includes Weller 250-Watt Instant Heat Soldering ...

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.


Trade Catalogs on Soldering Kits, Soldering Guns, Portable Jig Saw, Power Sander and Polisher ...

Creator: Weller Electric Corporation | 1955



159 pages

Motorcycle Electrical Systems, Troubleshooting and Repair

Creator: Tracy Martin | Transportation - 2007

Weller's Heavy-Duty Soldering Iron Kit (part number SPG80L) produces 80 watts of power and comes with two tips. A safety indicator light lets you know the iron is on. Courtesy Weller m r m o H 33 O H m </> H Z O H o o r 111 E hi i- & CO 111 ...

Publisher: MotorBooks International

About this book
A motorcycle's electrical system can be daunting to even the most adept home mechanic. And yet, the more complex these systems become—and the more important to a motorcycle's function—the more useful, even critical, it will be to know something about them. That's where this book comes in with a user-friendly guide to understanding, diagnosing, and fixing the electrical systems and components that make a bike run . . . or falter. Veteran technician Tracy Martin explains the principles behind motorcycle electrical systems and how they work. He details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any vehicle's electrical problem. And in several hands-on projects, he takes readers on a guided tour of their vehicle's electrical system, along the way giving clear, step-by-step instructions for diagnosing specific problems.


Welding and Soldering Tools Directory

Weller 40-Watt Soldering Iron Kit-SP40LK at The Home Depot
The Weller 40-Watt Soldering Iron Kit is a medium-duty tool that's ideal for electronics repair as well as many hobbies and electrical applications.

Weller 100/140-Watt Soldering Gun Kit-8200PKS at The Home ...
The Weller 100/140-Watt Soldering Gun Kit produces 100- or 140-watt heat and comes with 3 different tips for a wide variety of general soldering applications.

Weller 260 Watt Electric Soldering Gun Kit - Tools ...
D550PK 8 Pc. Professional Heavy Duty Soldering Kit Includes: D550 soldering gun, 1 - sealing tip, 1 - cutting tip, flux brush, soldering a...

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Weller SP40LK 40 watt Soldering Iron Kit includes the SP40L iron, 4 tips, lead free solder and soldering aid tool. This iron is ideal for electronics, electrical ...

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    Loved It

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    Weller is a great soldering iron!

    I have a Weller soldering gun that I bought in the 1960's and it is still working like new! Weller makes quality stuff. This iron is no exception. It has a great feel, not too heavy, and very comfortable and secure. The triangular grip not only gives a secure feel, but prevents the iron from rolling if you put it down(but you should rest it on a holder, such as the one supplied, not on a flat surface). It comes with three tips: wedge, fine point, and rounded point. It also comes with instructions for soldering(very good advice!), an iron rest, some small amount of lead-free solder, and a soldering tool. The soldering tool is made of plastic and is pointy on one end and forked on the other. It can be used for manipulating hot parts as well as pulling apart wires during desoldering. It can also be used to hold small strips of solder. Weller irons are among the best available. This forty watt is perfect for medium work, especially electronics. If you need more heat, you can select higher... 5/5 J. M WILINSKY (teaneck, NJ United States) - See all my reviews, April 24, 2013

    Fantastic Iron

    0 5/5 scottsr1950 "Scottsr1950" (Oregon) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller SP40NKUS Medium Duty LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) This is a fantastic iron as I do a lot of soldering since I fly RC Planes. It gets plenty hot enough to solder anything I need.. However, I now wish that I would have purchased one with a temp control for doing tiny circuits. This will do it but you need to be careful not to over heat your project or use one of the pointed tips. I probably will buy a Weller solder station to control the heat for my needs, but for most normal projects, this is a perfect tool! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, July 14, 2013
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  • Cooper Hand Tools

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    Great iron if used carefully. Here are some tips (pun intended)

    I've had this iron for ten years now. The level of use it's seen has varied up and down, depending on how much time I had available to spend on my electronics hobby. The iron itself is absolutely fine for, you guessed it, hobby and DIY use (no problems with it not being ESD safe, and I've soldered a lot of semiconductors). If I ever need to do a higher volume of work I will upgrade to a WES-51 temp controlled station, but for now this continues to fit the bill quite nicely. The tips are long-lived if you take care of them (keep it tinned even while sitting in the holder, try not to bash it on the holder when you put it in, don't leave it switched on if it won't be used for a while). The standard tip is too big for electronics use and must be replaced with something smaller. For a long time I had a medium-size tip on there and it seemed to function well between 3 and 4 on the heat control, depending on the size of the work. With this station you need to pay quite careful attention to... 5/5 Science Boy - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station (Tools & Home Improvement) I've had this iron for ten years now. The level of use it's seen has varied up and down, depending on how much time I had available to spend on my electronics hobby. The iron itself is absolutely fine for, you guessed it, hobby and DIY use (no problems with it not being ESD safe, and I've soldered a lot of semiconductors). If I ever need to do a higher volume of work I will upgrade to a WES-51 temp controlled station, but for now this continues to fit the bill quite nicely. The tips are long-lived if you take care of them (keep it tinned even while sitting in the holder, try not to bash it on the holder when you put it in, don't leave it switched on if it won't be used for a while). The standard tip is too big for electronics use and must be replaced with something smaller. For a long time I had a medium-size tip on there and it seemed to function well between 3 and 4 on the heat control, depending on the size of the work. With this station you need to pay quite careful attention to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, August 11, 2011

    Bottom of the barrel

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    THIS IS THE ONE TO GET!

    0 5/5 FOX (USA) - See all my reviews Many years ago when I got this iron, it was only $30, and I see it has almost doubled in price, but STILL FAR BELOW the cost of the other Weller soldering iron stations!And there is really no other reason to get the other ones, when one of the elements goes bad on the other ones, you have to pay more than the price of this whole station just to replace the element! This one doesn't have any element, you just replace the tip, which you can get at any Radio Shack for a dollar or two tops. And I still have not needed to replace the tip on this one after years of use, since I keep the tip nice and tinned.This heats up nice and fast, is always reliable, just as good as any of the BLUE ones that cost three and four times the cost that the same company sells, and has never let me down.Get it now, before they raise the price any more!Once you get it, it should last a lifetime. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, February 18, 2005
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  • Cooper Hand Tools

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    Great analog soldering iron.

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    Great unit without frills or expense.

    0 5/5 Charles R. Fralick Jr. (Diamondhead, MS United States) - See all my reviews, July 13, 2006

    High Quality and Easy to Use

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  • Weller

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

    Home Improvement (Weller)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
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    Hot Solder!

    0 5/5 Jbo - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller 8200PKS 120-volt 140/100-watt Universal Soldering Gun Kit (Misc.) Man o man. This is the real deal when it comes to soldering! I'm not talking about small jobs either, this baby gets HOT and QUICK. While the pen type soldering irons are great for smaller applications, this gun blows away the competition when it comes to heavy duty jobs. If you have a large amount of solder to apply to big wires, this is the gun for you.And with the name Weller on the box, you can be guaranteed a great product! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, March 6, 2014
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    7 year warranty
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  • Weller

    Solder Sucker- desoldering pump

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    Rating (223 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
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    Works Great and Self Cleaning

    I was reluctant to purchase this item due to all the negative reviews. Since all the other solder suckers also have all these bad reviews, I decided to purchase this one and try it out.I am not certain what the bad reviews are about. There seems to be two complaints. I want to address those with my experience.1: Does not suck the solder off the board.I used this several times to repair a LCD monitor. It had no problems sucking the solder off the board. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the solder sucked off the solder point. After reading the bad reviews, I was expecting a lackluster job but it was cleaner than a solder braid.I can only surmise that the people who are having problems are not jamming the tip right up against the lead and the soldering iron tip. Don't worry about burning the teflon, it will be fine as long as you are not holding it against the soldering iron for several minutes.2: Device Jams from... 5/5 Felix Su (Boston, MA USA) - See all my reviews, January 6, 2012

    Never Know When You'll Need One

    0 5/5 Richard Kenyada (Atlanta, Georgia) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Solder Sucker- desoldering pump (Tools & Hardware) I never thought I'd have a reason to use a de-soldering pump, but recently I found myself disassembling the power supply of an LCD TV. The TV manufacturer had placed inferior capacitors on the circuit board of the power supply and after 2 years, the TV would not turn on. After much research, I found that I could swap out the bad capacitors myself and save a ton of money. So I purchased the desoldering pump to help remove the old solder from the circuit board by vacuuming up the hot solder so that the capacitor can be replaced. Though I had no experience with circuit boards, I was able to complete the task successfully, and the TV now works like new. The desoldering pump worked perfectly, and I can honestly say, "This product sucks!" 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, February 3, 2010

    Not as good as ones I've previously used

    0 2/5 Brian D. Poteat "brianpoteat@hotmail.com" (Columbia, SC) - See all my reviews, August 5, 2008
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  • Apex Tool Group

    Weller SP25NKUS Standard Duty LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black

    Home Improvement (Apex Tool Group)

    Rating (42 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Apex Tool Group

    Great for small jobs around the house

    The Weller SP25NKUS (25 watt, standard duty) soldering iron kit comes with a soldering iron, solder, a usable stand, three soldering tips, a tool to help manipulate whatever is being soldered, and an instruction guide. The tips screw into the soldering iron and the primary solder tip is pre-installed. The soldering iron was hot and ready to use within three minutes and did a great job in reconnecting the wires in an old appliance that had come loose. The iron stayed hot for my little project and there was no perceivable wait time for it to come back up to full heat. The handle was comfortable and the rubberized grip gave me good control so I could hold and manipulate the tool to the angle I wanted. Even better was that the three LED lights on the soldering iron gave me more than enough light to see what I was doing without needing a lamp or flashlight. Perhaps one of the better features was a concise but very informative pamphlet that gives one the basics of soldering (parts,... 5/5 M. Kooiman "nerdette" (Richardson, TX USA) - See all my reviews, June 20, 2013

    very good for fixing circuit boards :)

    0 5/5 303 GearGuy - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weller SP25NKUS Standard Duty LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) I am no pro with solder but I like to fix things and this will do the job. It actually seems hotter than my high power weller gun? WEIRD!!! I say buy it cuz the light alone helps put your project in the spotlight :)))) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, September 14, 2013

    The best iron for the least money.

    0 5/5 V S "Developed a $6 OBD1 Handheld in 1986" (Milwaukee WI) - See all my reviews This review is from: Weller SP25NKUS Standard Duty LED Soldering Iron Kit, Red/Black (Tools & Home Improvement) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) I solder quite a bit at work with a $1800 Weller station setup. This iron was great, used it with my son on his high school project. The cord wasnt too short to be useless, and not too long to be a hazard. The spudger was very nice (I use it at work now, ha!), most people dont know what one is or what they should be doing with one.I didnt use the solder in the kit, as I didnt know if it was lead free or not or what the melting temperature was.Being a Weller, you can get tips for it, unlike cheap knockoffs 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, June 3, 2013
    List Price: $19.99
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    Three 5mm high temperature long-life LEDs at 25 Lumens/ft² for superior soldering accuracy and application illumination
    Triangular area for maximum of tip control. Round handle for ease of tip rotation
    Package Includes: Iron with MT1, 3mm tip, iron stand, user manual, soldering aid tool, lead-free solder, spare MT2 and MT3, 3mm tips
    Co-molded soft grip ribbed handle design for maximum comfort and reduced slipage
    High-Performance LED Soldering Iron - 25 Watts, up to 750-DegreeF


  • Elenco

    Elenco Soldering Station (40W Iron)

    Hobby (Elenco)

    Rating (21 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Elenco

    Great Iron setup

    This is a great iron. I used to have a Radio Shack iron that was bulky and always got dirty. Having this setup with the temperature control and built-in sponge will save you lots of hassle.I've only had it for about 2 weeks, but I've used it for about 10 hours at least. Get the extra tips and the desoldering wick if you are planning a serious project. (I was changing out LEDs in 5 exit signs so I had to remove them and put new ones in. The bigger tips work well for desoldering, the little tips work great for installing small items)I see no need to get a more expensive model...*****UPDATE 8may2013I've been using this for about 4 years now. I'm not using it as much as when I first reviewed it, but thats just for lack of projects. It still works great. I probably use it several times a year.Last year I used it quite a bit when I wired some LED undercabinet lights.Anyway, just wanted to update my review... 5/5 MK "MKOSU04" (Farmington Hills, MI) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Elenco Soldering Station (40W Iron) (Tools & Hardware) This is a great iron. I used to have a Radio Shack iron that was bulky and always got dirty. Having this setup with the temperature control and built-in sponge will save you lots of hassle.I've only had it for about 2 weeks, but I've used it for about 10 hours at least. Get the extra tips and the desoldering wick if you are planning a serious project. (I was changing out LEDs in 5 exit signs so I had to remove them and put new ones in. The bigger tips work well for desoldering, the little tips work great for installing small items)I see no need to get a more expensive model...*****UPDATE 8may2013I've been using this for about 4 years now. I'm not using it as much as when I first reviewed it, but thats just for lack of projects. It still works great. I probably use it several times a year.Last year I used it quite a bit when I wired some LED undercabinet lights.Anyway, just wanted to update my review... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, March 23, 2009

    Amazing value in a soldering station!

    (Written by the buyer's husband)After doing a LOT of research on high quality soldering irons, I was really going to buy a professional soldering station for more than twice the price. My wife surprised me with this as a gift before I could buy and I thought I would give it a try since I could not find ONE review on it! I can honestly say I am so very glad I gave it a chance! After heavily using this iron for the past couple months, it has continued to heat up quickly (within a minute) to the highest settings, it stays hot after continuous soldering ( I solder about 10-20 joints per minute), and I love the perks that come with this station:1. I can plug any wall outlet iron into it no matter how professional or how cheap, and vary temp settings with this station.2. The iron holder can be switched to the other side of the station for ease of lefty-righty handedness.3. Never has there been any issues with warming up, such as smoking, or odd smells (which I have... 5/5 Everstar "WonderWoman" (Utah, USA) - See all my reviews = Durability:, June 11, 2011

    Great Product Can be used for all kinds of Jobs

    0 5/5 JoeG9100 - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Elenco Soldering Station (40W Iron) (Tools & Hardware) It not often I give a review let alone a 5 star one. But this product is just what I needed. I come with a 40 Watt Iron, a nice one but the most notable thing is it can be used with any pencil iron less than 300 watts. It has a 3 prong plug on the back for the iron to plug into. This means I can use my Weller Irons as well. I like Weller because you can get tips for them most anywhere. I have 2 I use.So for just a little more than a soldering Iron holder, you get an adjustable heat control a holder with sponge and a 40 watt Iron. I don't think you can beat that. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, November 29, 2011
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    Provides Variable Heat 5 Watts to 40 Watts
    For General Soldering Requirements
    Comes Complete w/ a 40 Watt Soldering Iron
    INCLUDES the SR6 deluxe soldering iron which uses the TIPK1 (6 pack) tips


  • Apex Tool Group

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

    Home Improvement (Apex Tool Group)

    Rating (152 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Apex Tool Group

    Weller D550PK Soldering Gun

    0 5/5 Wynn (Johns Island, South Carolina) - See all my reviews Amazon 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&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, 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 Amazon 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&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, September 5, 2010
    List Price: $60.00
    Fingertip trigger selects high (260-watts) or low (200-watts) for controlled output
    Heats up quickly; ready to use in only 6 seconds
    Includes an assortment of accessories in a molded plastic storage case
    Designed with pistol grip for comfort and ease of use
    Features twin lights to illuminate your work


  • Cooper Hand Tools

    Weller P2KC Professional Self-igniting Cordless Butane Soldering Iron Kit

    Home Improvement (Cooper Hand Tools)

    Rating (53 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Cooper Hand Tools

    My favorite tool

    0 5/5 J. Scott (Tarzana, CA United States) - See all my reviews, January 29, 2006

    great solder iron

    0 5/5 david Stockinger - See all my reviews, November 4, 2008

    Excellent Soldering Iron

    0 5/5 D. Baker (Seattle, WA) - See all my reviews, November 7, 2009
    List Price: $69.00
    Price: $59.48
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    Automatic cut-off switch when cap is inserted
    Tips and accessories screw on easily
    Soldering tips are iron plated for long life
    Gas capacity allows up to 1 hour of continuous use
    Includes complete kit


  • Cooper Hand Tools

    Coopertools MT1 Cone Shape Soldering Iron Tip

    Home Improvement (Cooper Hand Tools)

    Rating (26 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Cooper Hand Tools

    Genuine Replacement Original Tips

    0 5/5 L. Dyer - See all my reviews, March 14, 2013

    Just the tip, just for a second!

    0 5/5 Mark Twain (Tennessee) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Coopertools MT1 Cone Shape Soldering Iron Tip (Tools & Home Improvement) Perfect replacement tips for my little Wonder Weller iron. Easy install and great function.DO NOT forget to &#34;tin&#34; the tip! Get the iron hot and spread plenty of solder on the tip before you use it. Do this every time you use the iron and the tip will last much much longer. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, September 16, 2013

    Good value

    0 5/5 CompletelyComputers "Completely Computers" (CA USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Coopertools MT1 Cone Shape Soldering Iron Tip (Tools & Home Improvement) I have used my first of these tips to solder a few hobby projects so far, being sure to tin it well. It does the job, looks like it will hold up well, and came at a fair price. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews&nbsp; Was this review helpful to you?&nbsp;, March 25, 2014
    List Price: $4.80
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    Tips are made of solid copper, nickel plated and tinned
    2 Pack 1/8" cone replacement soldering iron tip
    Use for model #SP23 soldering iron