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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A powerful soldering iron
This Draper soldering iron has reasonable build quality - certainly easily good enough for occasional or hobby use. For the first few minutes on first use, the iron produced some smoke from the heating element area. Presumably this is normal for a brand new iron. It hasn't done this on subsequent uses.

The iron was bought specifically to solder electrical...
Published on 15 Aug 2010 by Chris

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 100 watt iron
A pity I have to give it one star !!

The iron heats up ok,then keeps going until the solder "sparks"on the tip (I kid you not).
The tip gets way too hot - there can't be any thermostat on the iron - until the element blows up,as happened on mine.

Sent it back for a refund - avoid this item !!

It's a pity because Draper have always...
Published on 17 Jun 2011 by gai


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A powerful soldering iron, 15 Aug 2010
This Draper soldering iron has reasonable build quality - certainly easily good enough for occasional or hobby use. For the first few minutes on first use, the iron produced some smoke from the heating element area. Presumably this is normal for a brand new iron. It hasn't done this on subsequent uses.

The iron was bought specifically to solder electrical connectors to heavy guage cables (cables capable of carrying over 60Amps). It heats up quickly from plugging in and heats the work to be soldered within a couple of seconds. The handle stays cool, although I haven't used it for prolonged periods. All-in-all a good product, especially considering the price.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 100 watt iron, 17 Jun 2011
This review is from: Draper 71419 230-Volt 100-Watt Soldering Iron (DIY & Tools)
A pity I have to give it one star !!

The iron heats up ok,then keeps going until the solder "sparks"on the tip (I kid you not).
The tip gets way too hot - there can't be any thermostat on the iron - until the element blows up,as happened on mine.

Sent it back for a refund - avoid this item !!

It's a pity because Draper have always provided me with quality (mechanical) tools,but they've got this one badly wrong.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars soldering iron overheat, 29 Jan 2011
Product is quick to get hot but does not seem to have a thermal switch and if left on gets too hot to solder items
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars avoid, 14 Jan 2012
This review is from: Draper 71419 230-Volt 100-Watt Soldering Iron (DIY & Tools)
Bought this for stained glass work, iron glows cherry red and gets way too hot, avoid this item at all costs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars out in a fizzle, 1 Oct 2012
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Would not purchase another, it was good for doing a few little jobs i had kept aside but after a short while the tip burned itself out and the iron was useless.
It is almost asthough the iron is too hot for itself to handle!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality item, 7 Jun 2011
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Am very pleased with this Draper 100w iron, a good quality item which is easy to use and comes with a simple but effective rest stand for the iron whilst in use. Good value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars soldering iron, 3 April 2014
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this is a very good soldering iron , used for the soldering of heavy wires and this does the job very well indeed thank you, richard
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but be carefull, 30 Nov 2013
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works great but you have to be careful not to leave it on for a long time or it burn's itself out
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thanks again, 29 Sep 2013
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does the job it was made for
living in jersey everything is expensive i am using amazon more and more
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb DIY product, 17 Sep 2013
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bought this after seeing a similar item recommended in a model magazine and having bought Draper products previously had no hesitation in buying this item. Delivery time was excellent.
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