MCM Electronics

60W Compact Digital Soldering Station By Tenma (21-10115) MCM Part #21-10115

4.5 stars 33 ratings and 32 reviews
$69.99 
MSRP: $109.00
You Save: $39.01 (36 %)

Looking for a modern, reliable, and easy-to-use soldering station that won't break the bank? This compact soldering station offers all of the features and accessories of a higher-end brand that normally costs 2-3x as much.

A beautiful, high-contrast digital display makes it very easy to read temperature and user settings. Its compact design will fit on any tool bench and is small enough for convenient storage. The efficient, thermostat-controlled, 60-watt output of this unit provides almost instant working temperatures with outstanding precision. You can even lock out temperature settings to keep students or technicians from burning out heating elements prematurely.

Specifications Top

Features
  • High contrast LCD
  • Lead free and ROHS compliant
  • Temperature range: 392~896°F
  • Temperature lockout
  • Three programmable presets
  • F or C selectable readout
  • ESD safe
  • Lightweight iron handle with silicone cord
  • Includes 0.02" conical tip (Replacement tip: 21-10148)
  • Long-life ceramic heating element (Replacement iron assembly: 21-11435)
Includes
  • 60W Station
  • Hand piece with Conical tip
  • Soldering stand with cleaning sponge
  • AC power cable
    Replacement Tips
    MCM Part # Description Tip size
    21-10140 Small chisel 0.8mm
    21-10142 Small chisel 1.2mm
    21-10144 Small chisel 1.6mm
    21-10146 Small chisel 2.4mm
    21-10148 Conical 0.5mm
    21-10150 Conical 0.2mm
    21-10152 Angled chisel 2.0mm
    21-10154 Angled chisel 3.0mm
    21-10156 Angled chisel 4.0mm
    21-10158 Micro conical 0.2mm
    Part Numbers
    MCM Part #:21-10115
    Tenma Part #:21-10115
    Package Specifications & Dimensions
    Weight:4.5 lbs.
    Hazardous:No
    RoHS Comp:No
    Warranty:365 days
    Need to Return?
    Length:12 in.
    Width:8 in.
    Height:4.85 in.
    Shipping Information
    Extra Shipping Charge:No
    Drop Ship:No
  • Product Reviews Top

    • by greghallenbeck

      on 3/30/2016

      Nice, but iron is cheap

      Overall: 3 out of 5
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      Had only for a few months before the iron failed.

    • by trekster

      on 1/27/2015

      Not as good as my old Weller WLC100

      Overall: 3 out of 5
      Value:
      Quality:

      I have a weller WLC100. It was well used and I thought it was time to go to a fancier soldering iron. I purchased the Tenma 21-10115 digital soldering station. I soldered a few electronic kits with it. I was not happy with the performance. I feel I gave it a fair chance. I ordered more tips for the 3 year old weller WLC100 months ago and have been using the old station. I may take the Tenma station off the shelf and try it again some day. It was just not as good as my old station. Thank You.

    • by

      on 7/21/2014

      very good

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      I have used this project for about two months and it is excellent. If I had to buy again I would precious this again.

    • by gregbower

      on 1/9/2014

      Works great except when it doesn't

      Overall: 3 out of 5
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      Had this for a couple years. Went through two wands (the plastic threads crack as others have noted) and then it blew the fuse. Replaced the fuse, but it blows again on power up. I wish it was more reliable, because it really does work well. but if it won't last, I can't recommend it.

    • by mozzwald

      on 11/13/2013

      Best bang for your buck

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      Quality:

      You can't beat the price on this iron. Heats up quick, programmable presets, lots of tips to choose from. Been using mine for over a year and it works like day 1.

    • by bambamvdrummer

      on 11/3/2013

      not sure yet...

      Overall: 3 out of 5
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      I bought this because my other soldering iron I bought from you guys fell apart on a job site. The pencil itself seems very cheesy considering the heater for it looks much more hi tech. I just hope it holds up and doesn't burn itself out. It was more than I usually spend on an iron to be used on site, but it looked worth it. I hope so...

    • by davisbass

      on 5/23/2013

      Works great, even when the iron breaks.

      Overall: 2 out of 5
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      This unit heats fast, recovers pretty fast and is easy to set the temps. There is 1 main problem. The iron / handle is poorly made. I don't leave the iron on if I'm not using it. It's never been over heated.The plastic handle is just low quality and poor design. I went through the first iron in a few months but it was loose and needed replacing within a week or two. If you tighten the "plastic" threads, they just strip and pop loose with any pressure from soldering.. The cord for the iron is also very short. I ordered a replacement iron and it arrived with the plastic threaded part un screwed under the rubber grip.. Assembly issues? I screwed that together and also purchased a 5 pin connector to turn my old handle (cord) into a extension. I did not recommend this iron to my friend and would not buy another one.

    • by 85txaggie

      on 2/19/2013

      Great Soldering Station

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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      Had it for 1.5 years. Heats and cools fast. Leave it in the trunk of the car, so it is handy when I need it. Iron does not seem flimsy to me, since I am hauling it everywhere. Cons- short cable on the iron and iron doesn't fit the base very well.

    • by alanmaier

      on 11/4/2012

      Fast heat-up, long tip life - but mixed feelings about the iron itself. Consider keeping a spare handy

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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      I really like this soldering station overall. It really is an incredible value! I own 2 of them, of which I used one all day long, day after day, and the tip of the iron lasted - well it outlasted the iron. Thankfully I had the 2nd one stored away in the box and pulled the iron out of that one. My only issue has been with the iron itself. The first one broke apart , and the second one developed a sensor error issue in short time. With that first one, I noticed that they are a bit fragile and used it accordingly. With the second one, well that's just odd luck. Of course that bring around a positive - MCM will take care of you when something goes wrong.

    • by kb8tgk

      on 10/6/2012

      Great Deal

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      Work great and heats up very fast.

    • by blivit

      on 9/30/2012

      Soldering station is nice

      Overall: 3.5 out of 5
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      I've waited for this to go on sale and finally it did again. It is a nice station but has some obvious negative issues. Setting temperature presets is a pain and I have yet to master it but can get close to the temperature I want to set them at. Best leave them there before I take a hammer to it! It heats quickly but the cord is about a foot shorter than the Weller EC1002 I have on my bench. The iron fits very loosely in the stand which is bad. The tips are reasonable enough and a good variety. The power switch is on the right side where I usually have the stand but with the stand on the left it is OK. Can't give it a 5 start rating because of the obvious things noted above. I restore old radios and use a vintage Wen 199 soldering gun on them. I have two and a lifetime supply of tips.

    • by CharlesLewis

      on 8/20/2012

      60 watts of Soldering Fun.

      Overall: 4 out of 5
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      Not a bad base. The soldering iron is a bit flimsy. Look and feel of the base is ok. The programming/setting of temperatures is a bit of a black art. but, It works. Tested the tip temperature against a calibration standard = passed. AC volts on tip = passed. Tip resistance = passed. It gets up to temperature quickly. It holds temperature relatively well. It no Weller/Wahl, but, it doesn't come with a Weller/Wahl price, either.

    • by phil-parrish

      on 8/19/2012

      Nice Solder Station

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      I purchased two of these stations while on sale. One had a problem after a few minutes of use. While programming the presets a switch slipped in the unit and caused it to constantly increase the temperature to maximum. However, it was an easy fix and no other issues. Quickly heats to operating temperature and stability is excellent. Temperature readout is spot on. The station has a permanent place on my service bench and I would not hesitate to recommend this unit to anyone looking for a quality solder station.

    • by legatom

      on 8/19/2012

      21-10115 - 60W Compact Digital Soldering Station

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      A must have item.

    • by Machexster

      on 8/2/2012

      Could be better

      Overall: 1.5 out of 5
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      Had mine for 6 months, hardly used it. The ceramic heating element already broke. It is a very thin fragile part. Have to buy whole new iron part to fix. Would never get one again. This was given to me as a gift.

    • by JOHNDWZ56

      on 5/18/2012

      60W COPACT DIGITAL SOLDERING STATION GREAT PRICE

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      I had just puchased this geat soldering station it was such a great price I order 2 more as I want one an extra and the other for a friend as we are both in the electronic repair business as these are such a great price if you donot buy one you will lose out on it , as great deals like this donot last long when there gone there gone . so gte one now before they are gone at a great price . as MCM as such great deals this one you donot want to miss out on this one so get it now .before they are gone gone gone . hope you get one .

    • by ronmoon

      on 5/2/2012

      Good Buy - But...

      Overall: 3 out of 5
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      This is a very nice unit, ESPECIALLY when on sale, however: 1. The iron holder is not my faborite design. The wand tends to flop around in it. 2. Be careful if using to desolder/wick. I broke the wand applying too much side pressure (which wasn't all that much) 3 This is the BIG PROBLEM - TRY TO FIND A REPLACEMENT WAND. GOOD LUCK. Until MCM can provide replacement parts for this unit, I can NOT recommend.

    • by roysfixit

      on 3/14/2012

      The 60w digital solder station

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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      Quality:

      Just got this last weex it was a replacement for one I had that startedacting weird sometimes it heated good then it wouldn't heat at all, so I saw this one on sale I checked reviews mos all was good so I ordered it, I used it to repair a audio amp, in desouldering and resoldering IC ckts this thing is a jewel I love it it worked great lots better than the other one ever did I am very glad I ordered it, it's a great machine. Roy

    • by rschmidt

      on 3/10/2012

      Excellent value, especially when on sale

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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      I bought this station based on the price (picked up on sale), past experience with Tenma, and other reviews. My comments are pretty similar to others. My prior station was a Weller ESD 81 which I have no complaints about other than the purchase price. It heated up very quickly and it was easy to change tips. But, my tips are wearing out and I was able to pick this station up for almost less than what replacement tips would cost me for the Weller. Like others have mentioned, this Tenma station heats up very quickly (faster than my Weller) and seems to regulate better than my Weller as well. The preset feature is very useful as well. Like others have mentioned though, the cord could benefit from being 1-2 feet longer. I had to rearrange my bench to get the iron to reach my work area. Also, my Weller had the power switch on the front (nice for my setup). This Tenma has the power switch half way back on the lower right. That's an inconvenient location in my mind. But, considering the price, one most can probably live with. When swapping tips, the tips slide over the ceramic heating element. I'm curious as to how long that ceramic element will go before I break it.... Here's a tip to Tenma, if you come out with a replacement iron that will fit this station but has a 2 foot longer cord, you'll probably sell quite a few of them....

    • by RONALD L. YUKAWA

      on 2/22/2012

      60 WATT TENMA SOLDERING STATION-MODEL 21-10115

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      Quality:

      THIS SOLDERING STATION WAS ON SALE SO I TOOK A CHANCE AND BOUGHT IT. I WASNT SURE WHAT TO EXPECT FOR $39.95 BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TENMA BRANDED TOOL I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. IN HINDSIGHT I REGRET THAT I DID'NT BUY TWO. EVEN AT IT'S REGULAR PRICE OF $61.19 IT WOULD BE A GOOD DEAL BUT AT $39.95 IT WAS A STEAL. THE THIN, LIGHTWEIGHT SOLDERING IRON IS ATTACHED TO A SOFT, FLEXIBLE CORD OF ADEQUATE BENCHTOP LENGTH AND PLUGS INTO THE FACE OF THE POWER SUPPLY UNIT. WHEN TURNED ON, THE TIP HEATS UP VERY FAST AND ACCORDING TO IT'S OWN ACTUAL TEMPERATURE READOUT ON THE DISPLAY, THE THERMOSTATICALLY CONTROLLED TIP APPEARS TO MAINTAIN THE SET HEAT EVEN AFTER CLEANING THE TIP ON A COPPER SPONGE. REPLACEMENT TIPS ARE RESONABLY PRICED AS WELL. I'M VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE.

    • by johnrace

      on 1/27/2012

      60W Compact Digital Soldering Station

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5
      Value:
      Quality:

      I am Very satisfied with the product. It has three presets that are totally adjustable and it heats up quick. I’m an electronics hobbyist whose use to working with an old style plug and play 30 watt iron and this new one is sooo much better, it de-solders components very quickly. The only thing that was not “up to par” so to speak was the stand that comes with it, it’s nice but seems like it could hold the iron better with a little modification.

    • by ksrigg

      on 1/26/2012

      This is NICE

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      I've never owned a solder STATION before, but I've owned quite a few different soldering irons. Let me tell you, there is a difference. The other soldering irons I own are like TOYS compared to this bad boy. Set the temperature, and literally within seconds..you are ready to go. Not like before...plug in and wait......then half way through your joint....the iron begins to cool down, or cycle, or whatever it is doing...This iron stays right on temperature...If you are contemplating the purchase of a soldering iron, just go ahead and buy this station....you'll be way ahead in the long run. No buying another one later. This one will last a lifetime, and really represents a great value for the price...If you can catch it on sale...that is GREAT, if not, it is still worth every penny of the regular price...

    • by dfrisenda

      on 1/20/2012

      60 Watt Soldering Station

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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      The soldering station is very nice with the digital readout and programable temp. It heats and works very good. The holder should be weighted so that it doesn't move so easy.. otherwise very nice.

    • by gcallin1

      on 12/27/2011

      electronic repair

      Overall: 3 out of 5
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      works good.

    • by vanauk91

      on 11/18/2011

      Great Value

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      I always wanted a temperature controlled station and bought this when it was on sale recently. It does everything it says and keeps the heat well. I would recommend this to anyone, even at full price!

    • by wa4yhl

      on 11/16/2011

      Solder Smoke Maker

      Overall: 5 out of 5
      Value:
      Quality:

      When I finally found out what the normal soldering temp should be (had to get advice from folks who uses soldering irons a lot) then I found it great and a pleasure to use. Had a drawer full of different wattages and none were usable on every project but this one fits all. Wish I'd had one long ago.

    • by ccpeters04

      on 10/12/2011

      Great iron for the price

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      I have always wanted a nice adjustable iron but hated the thought of spending $200 for a Weller. This setup, on sale for $40 was an extremely good bargain. The iron heats up quickly and holds its heat well.

    • by wltomlinson

      on 10/12/2011

      Great iron

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      Works like a charm. Only gripe is that the cable to the iron should be about12 inces longer.

    • by jwooding

      on 10/8/2011

      Excellent Buy

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      I recently purchased this soldering station when MCM had it on sale for $40. It is absolutely wonderful. An excellent soldering station. I would definately recommend it for anyone wanting a less-expensive station.

    • by typoagain

      on 9/13/2011

      Being used a guy that is TOTALLY lost!

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      This is the first soldering station I have ever owned. I am using it to build the first project I have ever done that is based on a pcb. So far it is great. I was able to actually figure out how to use it. My only complaint is that I did not buy a very small chisel tip at the same time-and that is my own fault! I also want to get a better tip cleaner. The one that comes with it is fine,but I tend to use it A LOT! I am frequently getting too much solder on the tip and needing to get rid of the excess.

    • by vgiovann

      on 8/31/2011

      Very happy with this unit

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      Bought this to replace my tenma 21-147, which I kicked off my bench and into field work. VERY fast to heat up; just under 25 seconds from power on to 685F with the included tip! Not the biggest fan of the keypad layout; when trying to adjust temperature by a few degrees often wind up hitting the preset instead. Separate buttons would do wonders, but it's a small(ish) gripe considering I don't change temperatures all that often.

    • by lichy2

      on 8/27/2011

      GREAT BUY

      Overall: 5 out of 5
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      Quality:

      FINALLY, A GREAT TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED, LCD READOUT AT A GREAT PRICE FOR THE HOME TECHNICIAN. I use this iron on a daily basis, it heats up in less than 10 seconds to your set temperature and keeps the setting with no problem even while in use. I also love the preset temp buttons making it easy to switch between different soldering tasks. My only gripe if you can call it that is that the unit only comes with one tip, otherwise do not hesitate to purchase one of these for your home shop.

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