MCM Electronics

Advanced Digital Soldering Station By Tenma (21-10120) MCM Part #21-10120

4 stars 5 ratings and 4 reviews
$69.99 
MSRP: $99.99
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Specifications Top

This advanced station has the features and quality expected by professionals, but provides a fantastic value for hobbyists and educational users.

A clear high-contrast LCD display and simple controls provide a easy user interface.

The thermostat-controlled 60-watt output of this unit provides quick heat up with outstanding precision.

  • High contrast LCD
  • Lead free and ROHS compliant
  • Temperature range: 302~842°F (150~450°C)
  • Temperature stability ±1°C
  • F or C selectable readout
  • Three programmable presets
  • ESD Safe
  • Lightweight iron handle
  • Long-life ceramic heating element (Replacement iron assembly: 21-11435)
  • Includes one tip and soldering stand with cleaning sponge
  • UL Listed
    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 #:21-10120
    Tenma Part #:21-10120
    Package Specifications & Dimensions
    Weight:5.83 lbs.
    Hazardous:No
    RoHS Comp:No
    Warranty:365 days
    Need to Return?
    Length:11 in.
    Width:10 in.
    Height:7 in.
    Shipping Information
    Extra Shipping Charge:No
    Drop Ship:No
  • Product Reviews Top

    • by ddTaylor

      on 12/9/2016

      Nice for the price, mostly

      Overall: 4 out of 5
      Value:
      Quality:

      I repair, modify and build audio gear from vintage to modern solid-state Class-A and Class-D designs and tube gear. Vintage tube gear work often taxes your equipment, especially your soldering iron. While I like the Tenma 21-10120 soldering station very well, it is not without faults. Quality tips are inexpensive and readily available online. The station allows for calibrating the digital display with the actual tip temperature although mine was fairly accurate from initial use through soldering iron replacement. After 4+ hours of near daily use for 2-years I had to replace the soldering iron. Just the iron, not the entire solder station. The replacement soldering iron was $17.99 from MCM directly. I feel the price was fair, although I wish they offered just the ceramic element but honestly, less than $20 for a complete iron replacement was more than fair.

      As for the 'mostly' in my title, the iron (wand) doesn't have the best feel and the cabling is not very flexible. Given the price, I really cannot complain. I would have liked a softer, more flexible cable and a soldering iron with a bit more heft and a higher quality grip. Although I have other quality soldering stations I often use the Tenma for all but the most difficult jobs. It works well with heavy-duty tabs and connectors found in vintage tube gear and does a fine job with nearly all the solid-state work I do, including occasional SMD rework.

      I you would like to own a fairly modern, fairly well built, reasonably accurate soldering station with a digital display and inexpensive consumables (tips and replacement soldering irons) I wouldn't have reservations recommending this unit. For $20-30 more than the Tenma 21-10120 you can buy an entry-level Hakko or a solid, used Edsyn unit. If you are a hobbyist or avid DIY'er and not using the Tenma in a production environment, you could save some money over more expensive, big name units and use the savings for a collection of tips, a replacement soldering iron, tip cleaner and 8-16oz. of 60/40 solder.

      While not a perfect unit, it has done well by me. I am not the average use-case for this station. Even with many hours of daily use, it has not failed to turn on, heat quickly or maintain and recover temperatures well.

    • by mamtronix

      on 5/21/2013

      21-10120 Advance Solding Station

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5
      Value:
      Quality:

      Almost instant heat with amazing heat control. Tip heat calibration a plus.Wide selection of tip styles. The soldering iron Holder allows easy in and out of solder iron. As a personal note: I think the bright blue display is really cool.

    • by eastwesttexas

      on 11/16/2011

      Good product

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5
      Value:
      Quality:

      The unit worked fine, excellent rapid heat and temperature control

    • by chickenhead

      on 7/22/2011

      Dont do it.

      Overall: 1 out of 5
      Value:
      Quality:

      I have been in the electronics repair industry for over 20 years. This iron broke within the first 20 minutes of use. Very poor quality.

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