Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kluut Dead after three light projects.
Purchased because of past experience with the Weller brand. This gun was used successfully for two light home electrical projects. On the third project the gun got hot, but nowhere near hot enough to melt the same solder that had been used before. In fact it couldn't melt thinner gauge 60/40 lead solder that has a lower melting point than the solder included with the gun. I changed the tip for a new one, same result.
If this is the best Weller can do these days then I might was well buy the cheap Chinese made Hakko brand HD carries. At least then I won't be out as much cash when I throw it away after 2 uses.
August 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brinkster NOT IMPRESSED WITH THIS SOLDERING GUN.
i HAD A OLDER 25 WATT IRON THAT TOOK TO LONG TO HEAT AND DID NOT LIKE THE IDEA OF LEAVING PLUGGED IN WHILE WORKING. I PURCHASED THIS BECAUSE OF THE QUICK HEATING AND THE TRIGGER ON/OFF . THIS GUN SEEMS TO GET TO HOT AND SHUTS DOWN.. I GET TWO CONNECTIONS DONE AND IT SEEMS TO SHUT DOWN. IT TAKES ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES TO RESET AND THEN YOU'R GOOD FOR TWO MORE CONNECTIONS . I JUST TOOK OUT MY OLD ONE AND FINISHED THE JOB I WAS WORKING ON. NOT HAPPY WITH THIS ITEM.
October 13, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SkipMcA Worst soldering gun I have ever owned
Hold the trigger until your hand gets tired and it still doesn't get hot enough, then the "safety feature" turns it off. I've been trying to stop cursing, but this product destroyed that effort. I threw it away. Don't buy this piece of junk.
February 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Icandoit Not very good product.
Don't waste your time and money. This thing heats up for a very short time, then stops. It just works on and off never getting hot enough to adequately heat up the work, The other reviews were spot on. I gave it one star because I couldn't give it less. It's worth about a quarter star.
May 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sand junk
Never heats up enough and then shuts down. It's a piece of junk. I'll be returning it.
July 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Randy Not a good product
This soldering iron worked great for about the first ten wire joints I soldered together for my outdoor low voltage lighting system. But after that it would heat up but not enough to get the solder to melt into the joint. I would not recommend this product.
May 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jcplan Junk Soldering gun
I've only used mine a few time and it would barely get hot enought for soldering then it got where it wouldn't even do that.. Put in trash..
February 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cappyjoe Irons Hot
I have tried other soldiering tools, but finally came backto Weller. My old Weller gun died after 20 years and I tried other cheap tools they burned out very quickly. I am very happy to go back to this Weller product!
February 10, 2015