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9 Piece 40w Soldering Iron Kit, Helping Hands, Desolder & Stand. Extra Pointed & Chisel Solder Tips, Spare Sponge & Solder & Beginners guide to soldering.

4.5 out of 5 stars 348 customer reviews
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  • Additional Chisel Soldering Tip & Spare Pointed Tip
  • Helping Hands, Soldering Iron Stand, Desoldering Sucker Pump Tool
  • Spare Sponge, 3M Solder, 1.5M Desolder Braid
  • 40 watt soldering iron with plated pointed tip. Approx 1mm at tip
  • Beginners guide to soldering

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  • 9 Piece 40w Soldering Iron Kit, Helping Hands, Desolder & Stand. Extra Pointed & Chisel Solder Tips, Spare Sponge & Solder & Beginners guide to soldering.
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 898 g
  • ASIN: B006EXZM28
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Nov. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 348 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148 in Business, Industry & Science (See Top 100 in Business, Industry & Science)
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Product description

A comprehensive soldering set ideal for the electronics hobbyist and for repairing electronics equipment and general soldering tasks.

The kit consists of a powerful 40 watt soldering iron fitted with a pointed solder tip and comes with an additional chisel tip and spare pointed tip. All tips are plated for longer life and easier cleaning.

You'll also receive a stand for the soldering iron with tip cleaning sponge and heat guard to prevent accidental burning and a spare sponge.

There's an extremely useful and versatile Helping Hands with glass magnifier and 2 crocodile clips to hold your workpiece as you solder, a desoldering pump tool and a reel of desolder braid for easy component removal and to remove excess solder and 3 metres of flux cored solder.

Contents:

40 Watt Soldering iron with pointed tip
Spare pointed tip & chisel tip
Soldering iron stand with tip cleaning sponge
Spare tip cleaning sponge
Helping Hands with magnifier
Desoldering pump tool
1.5M Reel of desolder braid
3M of 60/40 solder
Beginners guide to soldering

Soldering iron specifications

Power: 40 Watts. Conical pointed tip. Plated tips for longer life and easier cleaning. Mains powered and fitted with a UK mains 3-pin plug. Mains lead length: approx. 1.2 Metres.

Solder wire specifications

Diameter: 0.7mm. 60% Sn (Tin) 40% Pb (Lead)
Flux: 2%
Melting point: 190ºC
Length: 3 Metres.

Desolder braid specifications

Length: 1.5 Metres, coated with ultra high purity water white rosin flux.

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[Edit 14/02/15: I'm told the instructions now reflect this information so maybe this no longer applies...]

OK I'm re-writing my review. I'm new to soldering and I left a scathing review about this product yesterday as I couldn't tin either tip provided and assumed it was faulty.

However I since watched a tutorial on tinning the tip of a soldering iron and realised I let the iron heat up too much before applying the solder. Apparently if you do this, the tip oxidises and the solder won't take to it after that.

But I didn't recall reading about this in the instructions.

So I went back and checked the "Beginner's Guide to Soldering Electronics" that comes with this product. Here's what it says:

"To tin the tip let the iron get hot and simply melt some fresh solder over the end of the tip, covering the entire tip, then wipe it across the damp sponge to remove excess solder"

I'm afraid these intructions are misleading for a beginner - instead it should advise you to either wrap the tip in a coil of solder before you first plug it in, OR apply the solder to the tip as soon as you plug it in, until it melts/tins.

So I'm stunned a beginner's guide would not cover this somewhat fundamental aspect of operating a soldering iron. Because without that, there's a big risk you'll let it heat up too much and render it unusable. It's not intuitive so it needs making very clear at the outset.

For what it's worth, if anyone's reading this and has already wrecked both tips, here's what I did to limit the damage:

- with the iron unplugged, file the black oxidised layer covering the tip down with an emery board until there was no black covering it. Maybe a brillo pad or file would work too?
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If you are looking for a basic kit to get you going then this has all you need and works reasonably well. You can obviously tell none of the bits provided are top of the line but for me it is ideal. If you are really keen on doing soldering then you may wish to look else where. If you need to tin wires or do some simple circuits then I have found this to be fine.

I really like that you have everything and don't need to get other bits.
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Great kit for the starter , have only used a couple of times but I already have my moneys worth as I particularly needed a kit like this for a specific job. Job is now done, and this will sit on the shelf for the next job!
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When it was operational it worked fine, after 4 applications , stopped working. Fuse and plug fine, I was not prepared to open it up to see if I could see a obvious fault.Just attempted to return it , but was informed on website that my return date had expired, I only received it a month ago, and have only used it 4 times.
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Good value for money. Has everything you need for simple soldering jobs. Never tried it on anything complex but tining speaker wires etc was simple and easy with this kit.
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Perfect for the job. 3 different heads supplied, safety stand and a short length of solder. Perfect for any soldering job on model railways and larger jobs. A good buy !
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does the job, a nice little kit
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very good .
does exactly what is written on the tin
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