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 jack plugs in to the body of the soldering tool quickly and easily
96-2284 - Chisel Replacement tip for WPS18MP Pro Series Soldering Iron
MCM has always delivered an excellent service, ordered parts arrive on time and in excellent condition.