Verified Post by Sunshine Kurti
Published on 13 Oct, 2020

Soldering Iron Kit WaxRhyed, Lead Free Solder Wire Tube 0.8mm Diameter, Temperature Adjustable Electric Solder Iron Pen Set with 5pcs Extra Soldering Tips, Ready to Use Out The Box, 60W 220V
Price: £12.98
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5.00 / 5   (1 Reviews)

This is a nice little kit, ideal for doing electronics work and it comes with a tip already in the iron and 5 other tips in a nice little plastic packet.
TIP : If you have any high temperature grease, such as Copaslip, then unscrew the tip cover and smear a little on the threads, but don't go mad, just a small amount will do.

Also included in this kit is a small stand which includes a little sponge for cleaning the iron tip.
TIP : Wet the sponge, then squeeze out excess water before using it, if you use it dry, the sponge will burn !

In my kit there was also a larger sponge, presumably for cutting into smaller pieces for the stand ?
There is also a small tube of solder to get you started too, plus the instructions, but I hope you have good eyesight as they are in quite small print, but I could read them with my reading glasses on.

Talking of small print, the temperature dial was impossible for me to read without BOTH my reading glasses AND a magnifying glass (could just be an age thing - although I don't normally even have to use reading glasses for small print) and as regarding the temperature I would initially set it at '300' to start with then adjust it up if you have problems with the solder not melting... the actual temperature that is 'right' depends on a lot of things really though, so start at 300 then experiment !

What didn't I like ?
Well, as well as the very small temperature dial - although this iron does have an on/off switch, it is 'massive' for the size of the iron and there is no 'on' or 'off' markings on it (I put Dymo labels on it with on and off), although when the iron is on there is a red 'glow' that comes form the handle of the iron itself, but the switch is also too close to the iron as well and it gets in the way of things.

I won't knock off any stars for the above, as it is such good value but a little design rethink on the switch wouldn't go amiss !

Price: £12.98



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