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Corded Electric Soldering Iron Station with WLIR60 Precision Iron

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  • Station features variable wattage dial for a wider range of jobs
  • Safety rest holds soldering iron when not in use, reducing risk
  • Ergonomic pencil grip provides precision and control
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Product Details
  • Station features variable wattage dial for a wider range of jobs
  • Safety rest holds soldering iron when not in use, reducing risk
  • Ergonomic pencil grip provides precision and control
About This Product

Solder skillfully with Weller's 10 - 60 Variable Wattage Precision Soldering Iron Station. with its ergonomic molded pencil grip handle, on-board tip storage and cleaner and integrated safety rest, it's the perfect high-quality and versatile soldering iron station for all your soldering needs. This comes with a built-in tip holder that provides on-board storage and easy access to your tips during soldering.

  • Variable wattage dial enables you to take on a wider range of applications
  • Saves space on your workbench
  • On-board metal coil safety rest holds iron when not in use, reducing the risk of injury or damage to your workspace
  • Ergonomic molded pencil grip provides you with comfort, precision and control
  • Easily replace worn tips or change tip applications
  • Built-in tip holder provides on-board storage and easy access to your tips during soldering
  • On-board cellulose sponge tip cleaner helps to keep tips longer lasting and at peak performance
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Product ID #: 315743579Internet #: 037103350206Model #: WLSK6012HD

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 3.75 in, W 5.47 in, D 8.69 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)8.69 inProduct Height (in.)3.75 in
Product Width (in.)5.47 in

Details

Color FamilyRedCordless/CordedCorded
IncludedNo Additional Items IncludedPower SourceElectric
Returnable90-DaySoldering Product TypeSoldering Iron
Wattage (W)60 W
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Questions & Answers

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Q:HEATING ELEMENT WENT BAD. MODEL #WLSK6012HD 60 WATTS. 4TH TIME USING IRON. HEATING ELEMENT HAS TWO WIRES ATTACHED TO UNIT
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Q:Will this work for soldering stained glass?
by|Feb 7, 2023
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A:  Yes.

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    Q:Can you also use this for woodburning or do you need different tips for that?
    by|Dec 19, 2022
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    Q:Can you purchase extra tips for the Weller soldering kit?
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    Customer Reviews

    3.7 out of 5
    • 3.7 out of 110 reviews
    • 65% recommend this product
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    Didn't last 3 days
    Have other Weller soldering products which work well. This one stopped heating the third day I used it. Called Apex Tool Group for warranty support and was requested to send an email with info. No further response in the last week! Brought specifically for a project which is now on hold.
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      Great for all soldering purposes
      Weller Soldering station This set up is not like the wood burning set. End of story. No no, just kidding. This set up is for soldering though. It comes with a 10-60 watt iron stand that you plug your iron into than plug the stand into the wall. A variable control is used to adjust the heat on the iron. This kit comes with one 6.4mm flat tip and there are 4 more tips available as the need arises. There is no solder provided so have what you need before starting. The stand has a iron holder with a metal heat diffuser so the iron is not just lying around burning holes into your table. The kit comes with a sponge to clean your tip off, it is a good idea to make sure the sponge is wet. ;) I used the soldering iron to apply solder to tips of wire on a drill/driver that needed a new cord. Other than some wood burning using a Weller kit, I have not attempted this before, though I watched my father build a complete stereo system himself, way back in the day. This was a learning experience but I was able to complete the task at hand after getting the hang of it. I like the stand and the ability to adjust the heat depending on the solder being used. I will definitely purchase one or two more of the tips as I found the 6.4 to be somewhat bulky. I also like having a sturdy place to rest the iron while heating or cooling without fear of accidently burning myself or the table. (I did use a 18” sq. Tile as a worktop) . For basic or even advanced soldering, this is a great item to have.
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      Here’s a tip…about tips!
      There are already plenty of good reviews for this Weller soldering station, so there’s not much I can add about its functionality. But the big question is “which tips fit it and where do I get them?” It’s not listed on the product web page, but it IS on the side of the box in small print (see pic). I was able to find the first three tips in the list below on Home Depot’s site: WLTCH6IR60 - 6.4 mm Chisel Soldering Tip for WLIR60 (included in the kit) WLTC04IR60 - Conical Soldering Tip 0.4 mm for WLIR60 WLTC08IR60 - Conical Soldering Tip 0.8 mm for WLIR60 WLTS24IR60 - 2.4mm Screwdriver Soldering Tip When looking for additional or replacement tips, be sure to search based on WLIR60 (the model # for this soldering iron) NOT WLSK6012HD (which is the # for the soldering station kit). Note: Weller lists the tips as “quick change” but don’t interpret that to mean no tools are required. You will need a small screwdriver. I used a 2.4mm jewelers screwdriver (see pic). Hope this helps! Weller Corded Electric Soldering Iron Station with WLIR60 Precision Iron. Model # WLSK6012HD
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      11 found this review helpful
      A high quality and versatile soldering iron station.
      I have used Weller soldering guns, irons, and associated accessories for more than 50 plus years working in the field of electronics. I am proud to say all of these Weller tools are still operational. This Weller corded electric soldering iron station with the WLIR60 precision iron is exactly what I have been looking for with its adjustable 10 to 60 watts of heating power. Now I can safely make delicate circuit board soldering repairs and initial connections without fear of overheating components. I expect this tool will provide many years of service.
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      1 found this review helpful
      A Tool to Make the Connection
      Intended for bench-top soldering, and comprising a soldering iron and stand (containing the control for heat level) this device will serve the needs of many users, however there are a few “nit-pick” type concerns which will need to be evaluated on an individual basis. Requiring a minimal amount of assembly (to attach the aluminum heat shield to the polymeric base) and supplied with a pre-tinned soldering tip, this will be ready for use almost out of the box. While more substantial than the traditional “spring” type holder, this model has the stand oriented 180 degrees which to what one may be used to, which requires some dexterity when inserting the iron into the base if one normally holds their iron like a pencil (which, for this size and wattage iron would probably be the majority of users). Being made of polymeric material, the base is rather lightweight and, unless secured to one’s workbench, tends to move around when trying to replace the iron back into its stand. To keep the iron from “flopping around” requires it to be inserted with the correct orientation into the stand (otherwise the iron tip ends up resting on the aluminum heat shield) which may be an issue if one’s work requires frequent start-and-stop steps (while positioning or repositioning the work piece). A well is provided for the supplied sponge (for tip cleaning) but it is too shallow for use with a brass “sponge” type tip cleaner (my personal favorite). If you normally use the wet sponge cleaner, this will be fine. The base assembly provides recesses for holding spare tips or ones of different sizes; however, the retention screw is a very small setscrew (flat blade head) which will subject to damage unless the exact size screwdriver is used to remove and install. The heat source is contained in the barrel of the iron (see IR pictures of heat distribution) which results in a finite delay from the time one increases the temperature setting to the time the tip temperature reaches the new setpoint. The tip temperature maxed out at 900 degrees F (requiring the use of a contact thermocouple as it exceeded the range of my IR scanner), exceeding the stated specs of 880 degrees. When used to solder conductors ranging from 22 awg to 14 awg, there was sufficient heat to properly effect the connection. As stated earlier, most of my concerns were of the nit-picking type, they do reflect a concern with quality control in some cases. These would include: The label on the unit specifies 50 Hz, while the instructions spec out 60 Hz; While the label on the device bases indicates UL Listing, the Listing mark is not compliant with UL specs (there is no “R” in a circle), although it is correctly shown in the instruction sheet; The aluminum heat shield (which requires assembly to the base) has some sharp edges from the shearing operation. This is only a concern during initial assembly when one must grasp the shield to insert it into the base; The receptacle device provided on the side of the base exhibited a degree of “play” when inserting and/or removing the plug cap of the iron; Although the iron power supply cord is supplied with a (non-polarized) attachment plug cap to mate with the conventional polarized, grounding type receptacle on the base unit, it is not clear from the instructions if this can be directly used from the 120v main, without going through the control/base. The instructions refer to inserting into the “power socket” OR “adapter” which implies that direct connection is possible. Since, with the control set at max, the tip temperature can attain 900 degrees F, this use would require some additional care by the user. Whether this is the soldering station for you will depend upon the nature of your usage given the above observations.
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      Adjustable Solder Station is Great Value
      The Weller name is perhaps synonymous with soldering tools and this soldering station at this price point is a pretty amazing value. The base unit provides a safe rest for the iron, a replaceable tip cleaning sponge, an on-off switch with pilot light, and a temperature adjustment knob that controls a built-in electrical outlet into which one plugs the iron. One of the great things that I loved about this is that I could plug in a different (in my case, lower-wattage) soldering iron into this station and further extend its usability. The iron that comes with this station is maximum 60 watts and comes with a massive ¼” (6.4mm) wide tip that is a good choice for connecting wires or tinning the ends of wire. The box showed a sample photo of this product being used to attach components to a printed circuit board – I suppose it might be possible, but it has the finesse of using a framing hammer to do watch repair. Fortunately, smaller tips are available separately, including 0.4mm, 0.8mm and 2.4mm (0.1 inch). All of these tips widen to a substantial shank that fits into a hole at the end of the heating element, and is then held in place with a small set screw. No screwdriver is provided. The included iron reached usable temperature quickly, and was comfortable in my hand. As a basic model, this station doesn’t provide a temperature display, so finding your optimum working setting will be a matter of experimentation. (Doesn’t that sound better than “trial and error?”) Other versions are available with 30-watt irons and 80-watt irons. I find this 60 watt version is a happy medium since it can be turned down and fitted with a smaller tip for precision work.
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      1 found this review helpful
      Great Features!
      The Weller Corded Electric Soldering Iron Station with WLIR60 Precision Iron is a bit odd for me. I have never seen a soldering station that holds the iron nose-up like this, but I suppose that will work. I would hardly call the tip on the iron "precision" either - it is a big wide blade, but I can file it down to a nice fine electronics tip. This seems more like it is for wood burning than electronics. I looked for other tips online, but I didn't find much, and there is no model number on the iron itself. Out of curiosity, I plugged the iron into a meter, and it drew 51 watts. In any case, it is the adjustable heat stand I am really interested in. As you can see in the photos, it has a three-pronged outlet that will accept any iron up to 80 watts (although underneath it says 60,) so it will work with all my old irons. I plugged the base into a meter with the included iron, and it drew from 51 watts down to almost 0, about 20 watts at half-way. At the max setting, the stand draws the same power as whatever iron is plugged into it. In addition to the power control, the stand also adds a lighted on/off switch to any iron you plug into it, which is nice.
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      1 found this review helpful
      Nice Set!
      The Weller Corded Electric Soldering Iron Station with WLIR60 Precision Iron is great for homeowners and hobbyists alike. The station is a pleasure to use, as it stores the hot iron in relative safety with a nice heat shield. Wattage, thus temperature is variable from 10 through 60 watts, making this a good tool for automotive use or soldering connectors onto coaxial cable. The tip supplied is pretty big 6.4 mm chisel tip, not really suited for small electronic work, but smaller conical tips are readily available. As with all solder irons, a good assortment of tips increases versatility immensely. The tip heated up quickly, and the handle feels good in your hand. Weller has been a leader in the solder iron field for many years, and this set is perfect for homeowners, being more affordable than their professional series. I would recommend this set for anyone that needs to do utility soldering.
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      It's okay but large
      Weller Soldering Iron station (Model WLSK6012HD, Made in Mexico) is a basic unit at a reasonable price. The iron itself (WLIR 60) is rated at 60 watts and has one 1/4” wide chisel tip included. Interchangeable tips are secured with a screw but it's a challenge finding compatible tips. The grip and heating element are pretty large and not well suited for really fine (PC-board) soldering but adequate for larger tasks. Initial heating took just under 2 minutes at full power to melt solder. The station is rated for up to 80 watts so can be used with larger irons. I will use it with a smaller (25W) iron for PC-board work until I can find at least a suitable tip for pin-point work. The station includes a hefty heat shield that holds the iron securely while not in use. The thin sponge fits perfectly in the recessed space when dry, but expands when wet and no longer fits – I trimmed it slightly so it stays in place. It works to keep the tip clean though. I wish the station had at least one clip to hold items to be soldered, but I had some “helping hands” available to get the job done. Weller has a great reputation but there are similar devices available at lower price, and units with more options for the same price.
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      Finally, a soldering iron that I can use on all of my home projects big or small.
      Finally, a soldering iron that I can use on all of my home projects big or small. I was somewhat reluctant to get another Weller soldering iron as I was very disappointed with my Weller 40 watt that just took forever to heat up and just never really melted any solder. I am very happy with my new Weller 60-watt variable heat iron however as it preforms flawlessly. The Weller model WLSK6012HD is a complete soldering station not just the iron. You get a nice station with a 4-foot cord that contains an on/off switch, variable wattage dial, tip holder, sponge tip cleaner and metal safety rest to safely hold the hot iron. The iron itself plugs into the station and you get another 4 1/2 feet of cord with it so plenty of cord between the station and iron to work with. I tested the iron on medium wattage and it heated up enough to melt solder within 5 minutes and I was able to tin the tip at 7 minutes. The OEM states that the wattage to the iron is adjustable from 10 to 60 watts with a max. heat output of 880 deg. Fahrenheit. The station works off of 110 voltage and will consume 300 watts max. (per OEM pamphlet) and you can plug any Weller iron into this station up to 80 watts. The station is fairly compact is size at approx. 5 inches wide and 8 inches deep. The tips are held in with a small set screw (see photo) and can be exchanged for several different sizes according to Weller. Unfortunately, I found none of these alternative tips on the HD web site. The tip shank diameter needs to be ¼ inch and Hakko tips will not fit. I used the iron on some smaller projects as I like to tin stranded wire before I crimp connectors onto it. I was able to adjust the heat low enough to not melt the plastic insulator sheaving and yet still tin the wire, very pleased. Being able to place the iron on something that will not burn while your adjusting other things is a great help, I will never not have a station again. I’m very pleased with this soldering station, it works perfectly and take up a very small foot print on my bench. The only issue I have is the difficulty in finding the replacement tips for this model. Recommended.
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