Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 37
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tim2013 Light Weight Portable Soldering Iron
Let me start by saying I’m a soldering novice. I haven’t done much soldering other than simple experimentation now and then. I’ve used other tools in the past, just experimenting including soldering guns, torches and even actual irons heated by a flame. I wanted to pick up this kit for occasional work on small electronics or other projects.
The kit comes with the soldering iron, a very basic metal stand (punched from a thin piece of sheet metal and bent into a stand like shape), three soldering tips, a soldering aid tool, a small coil of lead free solder, and a user’s guide. The user’s guide is essentially just a square of folded paper with some basic soldering instructions, safety guidance, soldering iron care, and warranty printed in three languages. The typeface is pretty small, so don’t forget your reading glasses.
When I first plugged the iron in, before I even started to solder, the tip produced quite a bit of smoke while it heated. I was glad to have a vent hood fan in place over my work bench to send the smoke outside. The soldering tips screw on and off and are securely held in place when finger tight. The soldering iron is not temperature adjustable and seemed to take several minutes to heat up enough to melt any solder. The lights included in the handle focus nicely on the tip and provide adequate lighting for working on a project, even in a dark area, without much of a shadow being produced by the tip itself.
I found the iron easy to hold and manipulate at my work bench. I would have liked the power cord to be more supple and perhaps a foot longer. Since the power cord is a little stiff, and the iron itself is fairly lightweight, you need to be very careful to set the iron down securely so that the power cord doesn’t cause the iron to move unexpectedly. The included stand is almost useless because it can’t prevent the iron from moving if the power cord is jostled. I was able to solder together a few wired electronics connections, so I achieved the goal for which I obtained this iron.
Overall, I’d say this iron is good for occasional, light duty soldering or when portability is required. Since it doesn’t include features like an on off switch, temperature control, or an appropriate stand, it is less suited for anyone looking to do frequent or heavy duty soldering..
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smarteboy Perfect for small projects
This soldering iron works great for the little electronic projects around the house. I used it to repair a wall charger for my daughter's tablet computer, and it worked great. Heated up quickly, and completed the job. The kit comes with some solder, and a little stand so to keep the hot point off the counter while you are working.
This iron also came with several tips for the different jobs you may need to perform. I used the one that was on it, and was able to re-attach the wires in the charger.
A good buy and a must have for most workbenches.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maddy Great tool, easy to use
I have never soldered before, but wanted to try it for some jewelry that needed to be repaired (or thrown out). I took a quick course from a friend and went to work. I was surprised at how easy it was! Don't get me wrong....I still have a ways to go for perfection, but The Weller 25 watt soldering Iron is easy to handle and feels good in my hand. It is not too heavy and the 3 LED lights makes seeing the point I want to solder a breeze. This kit comes with 3 screw on tips, a soldering iron stand to rest hot iron on, a plastic soldering aide tool, lead-free solder and a very well-written user manual (although print is very small and I needed a magnifying glass). It heats quickly and stays hot throughout a project as well. My only complaints are that there is no off/on switch and no storage box for extra tips and tool. I was also told by my friend who taught me to use it, that he thought it would only take Weller tips when I need replacements. I don't know whether that's true or not. However, it is a well-made, high quality soldering iron that is great for beginners and pros alike.
August 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Farmgirl Soldering Iron
If you've never soldered before, you might want to watch a video online first, but there is an instruction sheet with it though the print is quite small. However, the instructions are very thorough. It comes with a metal stand to rest it on & a really neat feature is the 3 LED lights on the end of the handle that point right at what you're working on. This soldering iron is easy to use if you know how to approach the project. Be careful because it's hot like it needs to be on the business end of the tool. It's a good size and a comfortable weight in your hand & well balanced. If you're thinking jewelry making rather than plumbing projects with metal pipes with this tool, it's the right size for that too. An extra plus is that it comes with a 7 year warranty.
July 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BathtubBOB It's a WELLER- THE name in soldering
I had the opportunity to evaluate this great little soldering Iron. It is a Weller product which is THE name in soldering products.
It heats fast and is dirt easy to use. This style has not changed much in many decades. The materials-cord length and ease of use have this style a go to in electronic soldering. The watts of this unit will work with almost all small needs. This is a must have addition to your electronic tool box.
July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Good soldering iron with all you need.
This iron comes with a small coil of lead free solder, 2 extra tips of different shapes for different jobs, and a resting stand to prevent the tip from coming in contact with anything during use. Everything you need. has a nice LED light system on the end for good visibility. Comes on and heats up quickly. Good quality and easy to use. The solder provided is enough for a small job. Overall I'd say it is a nice kit for normal home repair and use.
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jweisbart Good Little Soldering Iron
I've never soldered before, but I had a little electronics project I wanted to do (fix a detached LED connection for a solar panel for my 4th grade class). I watched a few videos on how to solder. The iron heated up quickly. I removed the old solder and used new solder to reattach the wires. The kit comes with a stand so that it holds the iron up. For me, this is a good soldering iron.
August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NHpro Great Light Duty Iron
Great little soldering iron for light to medium electronic soldering work.
It is light weight and has a good feel to it for the delicate soldering jobs, but with the 3 tips included, you can tackle the larger jobs a s well. I like the features built in like the ergonomic grip the easy on off of the different soldering tips as well as the quick heat up time.
Try it, I think you will like it for your all your hobby needs.
July 26, 2016