Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by snowbabe Fast and Easy to Hold Soldering Irong
18-Watt Soldering Iron
I love this soldering Iron. Its another great Weller product. It took about 20 seconds for it to heat up which is fantastic. It is ergonomically correct design which means the grip is shaped so it sits in your hand and allows the most finger dexterity possible. It has a light that shines on the work area. I have a picture of me soldering my door bell wires. I also use it to fix other electrical devices such as the switch on my piano keyboard. It is perfect for wires and large circuitry. It is a little too big for delicate circuitry, but that isn't what it was made for. I consider this my new multipurpose soldering iron. I think it is great.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB Awesome soldering iron!
This 18W soldering iron impressed me with perfect 60W performance and great features. It is very comfortable in the hand with rubberized grips and good balance. I like the way it sits without a stand and it heated up in seconds. The LED status light on top shows red and turns green when temperature is reached. The LED working light is an excellent feature.
A feature that I like is the phono jack and plug to make changing tips easy and quick. Spare tips are available as a special order purchase at Home Depot (WPS10 - .03125" conical and WPS11 - .125" chisel). It has a 9V DC switching power supply.
I was able to quickly finish a wiring project that I had been putting off because my old iron is ancient and it was such a hassle to get it heated and working properly. With this Weller iron, soldering is going to be a pleasure from now on! I had no problems and this iron meets my needs for small repairs.
July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hamrdul Just the iron I needed!
Straight up, this is a good dependable tool. Not a lot of bells and whistles just a good dependable tool. Its the perfect middle of the road size for everything I need a soldering iron to do. Sometimes I have to solder larger metal parts out in the workshop and sometimes its just some audio wiring for my PA or home stereo. This iron fits the bill for both. It comes with a small conical point which is perfect for connecting even the smallest of circuit wires. There is a optional spade point which is good for metal joining projects. The good thing about this iron is that these points just plug into the front of the iron like a speaker jack. No need for special tools to change things around. I can make repairs to a torn up circuit board or solder my wife's tin lanterns together quickly and easily. It only takes this iron 30 seconds to get to working heat. When you push the "on" switch on the top of the iron the light is red but turns to green when its ready to solder. There is a good work light on this device which lets you see the material and the solder. The iron is molded plastic in a shape which allows resting it on the workbench without any special stand. The rear of the iron has a wide flat place allowing the iron to sit there unattended without worry of scorching anything. It says "Weller" on the side which means I know it will be my soldering tool for the next 10 years or so.
July 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wxray Light duty for the occasional homeowner use
Pros: LED light, very lightweight and good balance, removable tip, small cord to help you maneuver
Cons: what kind of tip is this? Cannot see using this for heavy duty usage or projects.
If you are looking for a little iron to do some simple wiring, maybe for that car stereo project, this is perfect. Just keep in mind this is a very light duty device. That is also an advantage, because it is easy to use.
If you are a serious hobbyist who has a lot of soldering to do, this doesn't look to be what you are looking for. And if you are looking for serious power, large gauge soldering, this won't work either.
The removable tip is neat. But I've never seen one like this. Might be difficult to find a replacement.
I do like the LED.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dmcc280z Great soldering iron for small projects! Heats quickly and easy to handle.
Used this soldering iron to repair a circuit in a cooling fan timer on a 1979 280ZX. I had attempted to use an older iron with no success. I took this one out of the package and plugged it in, 30 seconds later it was ready to use. I had the timer fixed about 5 seconds later! This is a handy little iron! I can see this will be useful on several other projects that have been on, "hold" for a while.
The LED light that indicates when it is hot is a handy feature. The LED work light is also a nice feature. It comes with a pencil tip that is a good utility tip. The iron has a modular chisel replacement tip available from Weller. Pretty nice little soldering iron for small projects!
September 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rosebudtony Easy to use solder iron
I used this solder iron same day to weld up some new wiring on an old tractor. It worked well on the smaller wires, not as well on the larger ones, but I did get them welded together. For small jobs around the shop it works good. the phono type tip change is a nice idea. I will carrying this iron in my light electrical tool box for light wiring jobs
September 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinUT works ok, heat not constant.
I've been using this on some small crafts that require soldering. It has been working well enough but it takes longer as it should. The heat delivered is not constant and comes through in uneven waves. At times it's a little hard to predict when it will melt the solder. you just have to sit and wait for it.
the LED light is nice as it helps with being able to see what I'm welding a little bit better. I would recommend this if you have the patience to wait for an unpredictable heating element.
August 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hootbro Works out the box but tips are proprietary.
As stated, the Weller soldering iron works out of the box/package but the tips seem to be an oddball proprietary size.
Tips come pre-tinned but found it does help to add more solder and tin them a little better from factory. Handle fits reasonably well in the hand and for smaller board type electronics, this soldering iron works well in that task.
July 26, 2016