MCM Electronics

Fast Heat/Recovery Soldering Iron By Tenma (21-8145) MCM Part #21-8145

3.5 stars 7 reviews
MSRP: $15.95
You Save: $6.96 (44 %)

  • 20W iron features 130W "boost" for fast warmup and recovery when required
  • Perfect when general purpose wiring and PC board solderingincludes the occasional larger connection
  • Momentary push—button on the handle provides added power
  • Ceramic heating element ensures consistent, reliable heating
  • Silicon insulated power cord is heat and solvent resistant
  • Tapered handle stays cool and is easy to grip
  • Overall length approximately9"
  • Specifications Top

  • Variety of replacement tips available, conicaltip supplied (#21-7980)

    Available Replacement Tips

  • Standard Conical, #21-7980
  • Micro Point, #21-7981
  • Chisel Point, #21-7982
  • Micro Chisel Point, #21-7983
  • Long Conical, #21-7984
    Part Numbers
    MCM Part #:21-8145
    Tenma Part #:21-8145
    Package Specifications & Dimensions
    Weight:0.35 lbs.
    RoHS Comp:Yes
    Warranty:365 days
    Need to Return?
    Length:12 in.
    Width:3.25 in.
    Height:1.5 in.
    Shipping Information
    Extra Shipping Charge:No
    Drop Ship:No
  • Product Reviews Top

    • by mcenter

      on 12/17/2015

      used twice

      Overall: 2 out of 5

      GREAT idea. Used it twice and it quit working.

    • by jhood197

      on 9/4/2014

      Great Iron at least for a little while

      Overall: 3.5 out of 5

      I buy these irons for some of my technicians because they love to "turbo" button. For the price, these irons work well. They do not last anywhere near as long as the Weller irons, but they are cheap. Keep a few in your desk to replace them when they break. Overall a great cheap iron.

    • by cjpilot

      on 9/10/2012


      Overall: 5 out of 5
      Top 25 Contributor

      Great Iron and heats up fast.

    • by StereoMan

      on 12/12/2011

      Great idea, but short lived

      Overall: 3 out of 5

      What a clever idea! I used to put a diode and a rocker switch in the power cord of my 40W soldering pencil, back in the day. When I didn't need much heat, I turned the switch off, and the diode effectively cut down to 25W. So here's a pencil with the diode and switch built into it. The switch is a momentary, so you have to hold it down to get the super heat effect. It really does get hot! But as big jim said, it's not really 130W. And, as dx points out, this product does not last long. I've purchased several in the last ten years, because A) it's so handy and B) it only gives a few hours at high heat before it burns out. Replacement element? Faggettaboutit!

    • by bigjimhess

      on 5/13/2010

      Nice iron but specs are wrong!

      Overall: 3 out of 5

      MCM needs to check the specs on this iron, while it meets the 20 watt spec the boost is only 42 watts not 130 watts. I have 2 and both check the same.

    • by dxelectronics

      on 11/20/2008

      Only last for a year

      Overall: 2.5 out of 5

      Works good. Only last for a year

    • by eskoog

      on 7/9/2008

      Works like a soldering gun

      Overall: 4.5 out of 5

      Very fast warm-up for brief soldering job. Use anti-seize on barrel screw. Good buy on sale.

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