The guard on this item is too small. I badly burned two of my fingers when they slipped onto the hot part of the iron. My previouse soldering iron had a much larger guard and in 15 years of use i did not receive one burn.
Had two of these for a group workshop; they work reasonably well but the tip isn’t the best in the world and they don’t heat up very well/evenly. They would do for basic work or the occasional hobbyist but won’t stand up to extended use.
As a railway modeller i needed an iron which would suit my requirements, reasonably quick heat-up,relatively fine business end and a lead that lacks a mind of it’s own. At the price,it certainly fills the bill.
Good for the larger auto mobile wires that my 25 watt will not handle, nice stand.
- Good Value For Money
- very good with small amounts of solder in a closed space
- Not bad price at all
Silverline 263572 Soldering Iron 40 W
- For general purpose soldering
- Ideal for soldering of circuits, medium-thick wires and cables
- Temperature range 420 – 480 degree celsius
- Includes precision point tip
- Certified to BS EN 60335-2-45
I didn’t need this for soldering but for small craft projects. The fine tip is excellent for this and helps me to do fine accurate lines. I have no intention of soldering with it so could not comment on its use as a soldering tool.
Great item did what i wanted it for so very pleased.
Does what it needs too, very good with small amounts of solder in a closed space, good buy.
Extremely good little soldering iron for those little jobs. Easy to use, good price and quick delivery. I would highly recommned this soldering iron.
Despite some poor ratings, i have found this product works satisfactorily. The product feels comfortable in the hand – it heats up quickly and does what it’s supposed to. I have had problems though with the silverline 10-piece bit set bought at the same time. These bits do not fit into the soldering iron without reducing the shaft diameter a few millimetres, something potential purchasers might like to consider before buying. Maybe i will review these comments in a month or two after which time the soldering iron will have been well used.
Great as always ,silver line works well and a three yr guarantee.
I bought it to do some school work at home. It does the job, you pay for what you get.
I’ve only used it once and it works ok. I bought it to use at home and i believe for occasional use its not bad at all.
Bit late coming , but i got it overall good.
A good item i bought two i liked them so much good quick heat up time a good buy.
I brought this item purely for art purposes. It works well and gets heated quickly and sufficiently for what i need it for. Its okay if you need it for very basic things. Only thing that disappointed me was the length of the cable as it is very short.
Not bad price at all, and it actually worked, when i soldered something for the first time since metalwork at school. I managed to fix an appliance. However, there was no solder sponge in the pack, so some solder got stuck to the tip. I recommend using something to clamp the item you want to solder, as it’s hard holding solder, the iron, and the item you’re soldering.
I have a number of soldering irons of diverse fuels and measurements. This is a useful minimal iron far more than able of managing ordinary domestic careers.
Receives warm in very good time and has a precise ample suggestion for fix it positions. Plug and cable are strong and well designed.
Operates high-quality and delivered ahead of anticipated date.
I am incredibly delighted with the product, which is specifically as advertised. It arrived effectively just before the estimated shipping and delivery time and was perfectly packaged.