I have had this iron for about a year now. it heats up fast, but does not seem to be able to keep a high heat needed for quick soldering on boards. does not keep hot for soldering wire.
This is a great soldering iron for someone that needs more performance than a standard plug-in iron, but isn’t ready to invest in (or doesn’t have space for) an actual soldering station. It heats up rapidly, doesn’t need a stand, the tips very easy to change. The iron does have a pretty huge power adapter though, which caught me off guard, and makes the iron less portable than you might think.
This Iron heats up FAST. Make sure you buy a couple of Extra tips. Because if u use the Iron regularly, after awhile the bottom of the tip holder gets weak and will start breaking if you press down too hard on the board especially if your trying to desolder something. Otherwise it works darn good.
Overall this product had been a life saver to me. Where all the radio shack and "cheap" soldering irons lacked this one stepped up. My use on these usually ate the tips on the first project. I have always like weller, and will continue to buy their products.
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21-1840 - 44 Rosin Core Solder - 60/40 - 1 lb. x .031'' - 21 Gauge
The famous Kester "44" rosin core solders contain a high active noncorrosive flux with excellent wetting action, and are specifically designed for electrical/electronic applications
96-2282 - Conical Replacement tip for WPS18MP Pro Series Soldering Iron
Replacement tip for 96-2280 iron Heater is contained in the tip for super-fast heat up Tip cannot be filed as this will damage the tip structure Phono plugs in to the body of the soldering tool quickly and easily
96-2284 - Chisel Replacement tip for WPS18MP Pro Series Soldering Iron
24-5361 - 3' 2.1x5.5mm DC Male Pigtail
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25-7132 - Panel Mounte Blue LED Indicator - 12VDC
These handy LED indicators include built-in resistors making them drop-in ready for 12VDC operation, while their chrome mounting provides a professional finish.
27-715 - Mic Connector - 4 Pin Plug
Communication Mic Connector. Solder type
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