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Should have read the reviews more closely. Do not buy.
on 11 May 2014
I study engineering at the University of Manchester, and wanted a cheap soldering iron for some small side projects. On first sight, this product seemed like a bargain - I was dubious about the quality to begin with, but the numerous 5 star reviews put me at ease. After arrival of the soldering kit, I proceeded to set it up and turn it on. After only a minute or so, I could smell the unpleasant acrid smell of burning plastic, and white smoke began pouring out of the iron. Had I left it on any longer, I suspect that it would not have taken long to start a fire. After reading the poor reviews more closely, I realized this had happened to many others too. I therefore returned this product and received a full refund.
This product is potentially DANGEROUS, and therefore I would not recommend to anyone. The price may seem tempting, but it is not worth the risk. Far better quality irons can be purchased elsewhere.