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Quantities limited... Home Depot has the Weller 30W Soldering Iron (Red, WL30) for $4.99 with free shipping or store pickup. 

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hughes7224
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Posted 11/20/2020 at 08:58 PM PT
Posted 11/20/2020 at 08:58 PM PT
Really is sizzlin
AKevin
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Posted 11/20/2020 at 09:10 PM PT
Posted 11/20/2020 at 09:10 PM PT
Don't forget the soldering paste.
Vivgmaldo
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Posted 11/20/2020 at 11:42 PM PT
Posted 11/20/2020 at 11:42 PM PT
Nice stocking stuffer for anyone. I personally don’t own one but would love to see this in my stocking. But not waiting. Purchasing one now. :)
BensPastrami
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 04:47 AM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 04:47 AM PT
Dont forget the soldiers behind the iron curtain
DennisT
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 04:49 AM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 04:49 AM PT
Someone is hoarding toilet paper AND soldering irons... No more...
MrSnoop
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 06:10 AM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 06:10 AM PT
will get the job done. the version with LED lights is 11.76 at amazon.
Username_
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:06 AM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:06 AM PT
Be careful with wattage. 30W is somewhat weak. It will do for tiny jobs, like RC toys. 80-100W are more common nowadays and make the job much easier. And don't forget that you still need solder, flux and preferably a stand. Not to mention different soldering tips.
amrx
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:07 AM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:07 AM PT
IMHO, this is not worth $5, save and get a better soldering iron. Or if you need a backup to go in your bag, car, truck, etc, get a cheap butane soldering iron.
drewman
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:11 AM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:11 AM PT
good gift for STEM related projects
dave_c
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:15 AM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:15 AM PT
^ You can do many common soldering tasks with only 30W but a couple of factors are it will take a while to recover, get back to a hot enough temperature after doing more than a small joint, and since this has the low cost, nickel plated copper tip design, that will erode away and need filed, sanded, or ground down to clean copper eventually, start to forum a cavity in it that is oxidized and a poor thermal conductor.

At that point in the tip wear, you're better off reshaping the tip to be bevel shaped rather than conical, keeping more of the nickle plating on the shaft intact. Of course you can just buy new tips instead, but if settling for an iron this cheap then that's another way to economize, but at least with Weller you're getting something sturdy including the cord. Chinese generics around this price, the cord is pathetic and arguably dangerous.
dave_c
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:23 AM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 09:23 AM PT
IMHO, this is not worth $5, save and get a better soldering iron. Or if you need a backup to go in your bag, car, truck, etc, get a cheap butane soldering iron. - amrx
Starting out an electronics hobby many years ago, I did "well enough" with a not very different, $10 Radio Shack iron.

You can get things done with this, but it takes a little more patience than with a nicer soldering iron using a chisel (real) iron tip, or especially a temperature controlled station.

Butane, meh I never needed one to be that portable, considering any are low enough wattage that they have no problem operating from even a thin/high-gauge extension cord. If you do need portability, sure but that's probably going to be a 2nd or 3rd iron so the cost keeps adding up while this $5 iron is viable for occasional medium-small jobs.

Once you get into soldering more, you'll have a better idea when to upgrade and how much to spend, but price of entry doesn't need to be $100+ like a decent station costs.
mapson
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 02:35 PM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 02:35 PM PT
Weller stuff is generally pretty good in my experience. But this is probably too low-power to do much beyond an occasional spot solder. Plus I'm guessing it would get frustrating constantly waiting for it to come back up to temperature.
Wowoweewa
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 03:58 PM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 03:58 PM PT
Good price for a throwaway to practice stippling.
Flubber
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Posted 11/21/2020 at 11:54 PM PT
Posted 11/21/2020 at 11:54 PM PT
my fellow soldering people gather... smell of flux drew me here

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