Soldering iron is a widely used in labs, engineering schools, houses and by hobbyists. Soldering irons melt the solder so that it can flow between two joints. It instantly cools up and creates a conducting channel between the two workpieces.
Soldering irons come in different shapes and sizes with various adjustability options of temperature. The best soldering iron is sensitive to temperature changes and is safe to use. The following article lists the best soldering irons of excellent quality that can be utilised by you for your DIY projects.
10. YIHUA Soldering Iron ($69.30)
This is a soldering iron station along with hot air gun. The soldering iron heats up quickly to a temperature, optimal for soldering. The hot air gun automatically turns off when set down for safety. This kit comes with 3 air flow nozzles, extractor, wrench, sponge, 1 soldering tip and plastic stand for iron. The LED display on the station shows the exact temperature of the iron, hence allowing the user to easily know when the iron is hot enough to solder. This station is easy to use and most importantly very reliable.
9. TasiHome Soldering Iron ($17.51)
This is a 60W soldering iron kit which allows the user to adjust the temperature of the iron according to their needs. IT comes covered in a durable steel casing and the high-quality tip material can be used to repair/solder a wide range of electronics/equipment. The soldering iron comes in an eco-friendly functional transparent cover, allowing to use easily for long periods of time. The circuit design in the board use SMD(surface mount technology) which provides greater stability to the iron. This station comes with two additional tips (lead-free). This is a great fairly priced soldering iron with a well-working temperature controller.
8. Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station ($135.95.)
This Weller unit contains a soldering iron, a sponge and a power unit. The temperature of the unit is controlled by the power unit using a microprocessor. The digital LED shows the temperature of the soldering iron. The unit also comes with an integrated auto power off which shuts the system down after 99 minutes of inactivity, hence preventing any hazards and extending the tip life. Temperature settings can also be locked to prevent unwanted changes. The iron is small, lightweight and easy to hold and move. Ideal for lab technicians and hobbyists.
7. Zacro Soldering Iron ($19.99)
Zacro soldering iron is a 60W, 110V adjustable temperature iron. The handle design makes the grip comfortable to use, avoiding slippage. It comes with five different tips, de-soldering pump, anti-static tweezers, soldering tube, soldering flux and a stand. This iron is well-made with no to little flex in plastic and very responsive temperature control. It never keeps your waiting for the temperature to rise or fall.
“Overall, even though I cannot speak to it’s effectiveness for soldering, I can say that it’s exceeded my expectations as a wood burning tool, and has met all my needs. I would DEFINITELY recommend it to others.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Attican Soldering Iron ($11.99)
This is a high-quality 60W soldering iron by Attican. It is made from iron-plated stainless steel and has a fine tip for soldering. The rubber handle provides a comfortable grip, and the iron heats up fast. The cord is of high quality, and the tip is a cone point style and works as it should.
“This is the best iron I have and will be replacing a few others that I currently use. For the price, this is a fantastic tool. By far goes above and beyond a few others I have that I paid more for. The only thing I wish this had was a stand or cleaning sponge.” – Amazon’s Customer Review
5. Hakko FX888D-23BY Soldering Iron ($96.72)
This Hakko’s digital soldering station. You get a digital display of the temperature, the iron is at. The iron is very responsive and reacts quickly to the changing temperature. The soldering station is well-built and you will need to follow the manual to explore its different features.
4. Weller SP40NKUS Soldering Iron ($18.26)
This is Weller’s high performance, 40W, LED soldering iron. It has integrated three 5mm, high temperature, long life LEDs for superior soldering accuracy and illumination. The handle is covered in rubber which is easy to use and comfortable to hold. The set includes iron with MT10, 6mm tip, iron stand, user manual, soldering aid tool, lead-free solder, spare ST3 (3.2mm) and ST7 (0.8mm) tips. The flexible cable protector at the end of iron prevents the cable from bending and wearing the insulation. The handles is nicely balanced with the tip not touching the work surface when it is put down.
3. SOAIY Soldering Iron ($21.98)
This is a 6 in 1 electric soldering iron kit. It comes with a cleaning sponge, 5 different tips, desoldering pump, solder wire and a stand. It heats up quickly (adjustable temperature – in 2 minutes) and handle design ensures maximum comfort and reduced slippage. It doesn’t come with instructions, hence you have to figure out how to change tips and operate it etc. The kit comes with EVERYTHING that you need hence a great buy for this decent price.
2. Vastar Soldering Iron ($16.49)
This is Vastar’s 60W, 110V adjustable temperature welding solder. It comes with 5 different types of tips and a solder tube as well.
“I’ve used the Vastar now for 2 weeks. Unit heats quickly, temperature adjustment appears to work properly, unit is lightweight, changing tips is quick and easy (be sure it has cooled down!) and soldering is nice and precise! I highly recommend the unit!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Weller WLC100 Soldering Iron ($39.75)
This is Weller 40 Watt soldering station. The variable power control allows the user to change power from 5 to 40 Watt. The pencil is lightweight and of high quality. It comes with cushioned foam grip with a replaceable heating element. The unit comes with iron-plated copper tip, safety guard iron holder, and natural sponge tip cleaning pad. Durable and of good quality.
“This heats up nice and fast, is always reliable, just as good as any of the BLUE ones that cost three and four times the cost that the same company sells, and has never let me down.
Get it now, before they raise the price any more!
Once you get it, it should last a lifetime.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.