I would suggest you look into the Weller 80-Watt Heavy Duty Soldering Iron Model #SP80NUS Internet #205542381
NO, you need a complete electric circuit for it to work. If you are working on fine circuit boards that only require a small amount of solder get a pencil tip soldering iron.
I don't have personal experience with using it this way, but I know people have used this Weller gun for stained glass work. The ability to put the heat exactly where you need it likely works well, maybe only limited by how massive a joint you are soldering.
Not stocked in store. HD offers free shipping to store for pickup or to your address.
A de-soldering tool.
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The Weller 100-Watt/140-Watt Soldering Gun Kit is made in Mexico.
I recommend you contact Weller.
I think it probably will. It makes lots of heat very quickly but may take some time to get the wire up to working temperature
The cord on this soldering gun is about 6 feet long.