Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 27
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by CJ Not so reliable
I purchased one and used it the day I bought it. I thought the design was nice since I was using it In a tight space. I was disappointed to find that it kept turning off while I was using it and forcing me to wait for it to heat back up. That was another disappointment as it does not do that very quickly either.
July 27, 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Comartinez Poor quality
The removable tip is not a good build quality and once it bends or looses its shape, the tip is so loose that sometimes it just falls off or doesn't transfer heat properly
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Justin Good Iron
I like the design and how fast it heats up. The price is a bit steep, but the iron works great~
May 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tyga Pen Type Soldering Iron
The solder Iron heats really quick, however, there is no temperature control for the type of soldering I needed it for. (Micro) General purpose soldering... Excellent. The pen style is great for control. overall, I give it a 4, only because I needed a device for micro soldering. Also, the tip/s that you can use for it, are NOT easily available for purchase in the local Home Depot. Solder types and accessories are not easily found at Home Depot. Research your purpose, and accessories need for your special job before buying any soldering iron. Each situation is different!
January 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by skooter Soldering gun purchase
It was a good soldering gun, but the package is kind of deceiving, I thought I was buying a battery operated soldering gun but it was actually a corded one that has to be plugged up at all times. It is a good soldering gun though.
March 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NS Worked great, once.
I bought this unit to keep in my tool backpack for work because it's compact and modular. The first time I used it, it heated up very quickly and was very effective. Power output was really good - clearly the "60 watt" equivalent rating is pretty accurate. I really like that it has a power switch, ready/power indicator and the LED is a nice, helpful touch.
All that said, the iron only worked once. The second time I tried to use it, it would no longer heat up at all. Completely ice cold. LED worked, power light works, just no heat. Some comments about the tip being sloppy or loose. I didn't have that issue.
I'm disappointed as I really like the design. Sorry Weller, too many poor experiences to keep me as a customer. Moving on.
December 8, 2015