- Boxed-product Weight: 898 g
- ASIN: B006EXZM28
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Nov. 2011
- Average Customer Review: 348 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148 in Business, Industry & Science (See Top 100 in Business, Industry & Science)
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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- 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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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.
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)
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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Top Customer Reviews
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?Read more ›
I really like that you have everything and don't need to get other bits.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great starter pack. Has everything you need. Excellent value for money. I have never soldered before but was up and running in no time after reading the instructions and tips... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer