9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not powerful enough, 31 Dec. 2013
The good reviews of this product seem to be for people soldering "big" things like wires. I wanted to do some simple soldering on a circuit board, and was disappointed to find that this iron just doesn't cut it. The flat sides of the tip only just get hot enough, but the end of the tip doesn't even get hot enough to melt the solder.
On top of that, the tip started going black after being turned on for only 10 minutes. Cleaning it didn't do much, and the kit doesn't come with flux.
You get what you pay for, I guess.