Powerful, robust, and versatile tool that can effectively deal with most tasks. However, it has rather unintuitive controls.
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Pro Suited for heavy-duty use
The high wattage and high-quality ceramic heating element enables this soldering iron to heat up quickly. It reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit in under 1 minute, and heats consistently for long periods. This makes it well-suited for big projects that require extended soldering.
Pro Brass tip cleaner saves time and power
Besides the wet sponge that most soldering irons are equipped with, this one also has brass wiring. It easily cleans the pencil tip from extra solder and, unlike the wet sponge, doesn't cool it down . This saves extra power and time that are needed to heat it back up to the original temperature.
Pro Well suited for tasks that demand precision
Temperature is displayed on a digital monitor, and the powerful heating element keeps it constant regardless of how long or how intensely the soldering iron is used.
Pro You can choose how the temperature is displayed
You can pick whether the temperature on the screen is displayed in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius.
Con Displayed temperature is sometimes off
The lack of a sensor on the tip of the soldering pencil mean that temperature displayed on the screen isn't always accurate, which can make noticing changes in heat output difficult.
Con Unintuitive controls
Switching between all the settings and modes is realized by pressing the only two buttons on the housing in a plethora of different combinations. This means that using this soldering station can be confusing. To explore all the features you will have to rely heavily on the manual.