I would not advise this for soldering from my experience it doesnt get hot enough to melt the solder fast enough and the componants are fried by the time its bonded the connection i shall keep it for clearing solder from componants and boards but not for main soldering.
My dad said this product is excellent. It’s been perfect for what he wanted.
Not really as small as i need it but it is an excellent soldering iron and is in regular use. Here are the specifications for the Weller 2012 (T0056811299) 12 Watt/230 Volt Series Mini 2000 Soldering Iron [Energy Class A]-Assorted Handle color:
- Weller 2012 Soldering Iron With Plug 12W 240v
- Electric Soldering Irons
- Pack of 1
- Rescu3 Extended Warranty (Registration card Included)
- UK Specification
I’m doing a creative textile course and had bought a more powerful soldering iron, however felt the need for a slightly less strong one for more delicate work. This is perfect, and i can easily get replacement tips.
I am very pleased with this purchase. It turns out to be perfect for soldering capacitors and other small components. It could be also used in heavier works with a little bit of patience. Moreover, it reaches the working temperature very fast and it is robust and well made.
Reviews from purchasers :
- A good soldering iron for light work
- Very good soldering iron.
- Excellent soldering iron
Served me well for lightweight work with light solder and small components. (the second you want to solder anything bigger than a component leg on a pcb, this will be useless. If you are buying it to solder audio cables, this is not for you, buy a 30 watt).
Outstanding service and quality iron, ideal for micro electronics.
This is very good for small electronics. Doesn’t burn led’s and chips while you are working with them. Handle stays cold and the iron is actually grounded, the wire is a bit too stiff. Whoever complains that it doesn’t have enough power does cannot read power ratings.
Have used this 3 times so far. It is ok for small solder jobs, but have found it does not get hot enough to melt some solder otherwise it would have 5 stars.
Works very well and no complaints at all.
A great little soldering iron.
Heats up quickly and is perfect for fliddly little bits of soldering, comfortable to hold too. Build quality leaves a little to be desired; there’s a bit of play in the handle and the whole thing feels just a little cheap (which it is).
Not the most expensive or powerful small soldering iron, they can be over £100. 00, but very useful for small, fine or occasional jobs.
This tool is ideal for very small and precise electronics tasks and worked perfectly on the task for which it was purchased.
Weller as a company has a good reputation unfortunately this soldering iron doesn’t live up to expectations. At first the iron seemed fine with decent build quality but as soon as i started using it i noticed as follows:- it gets really hot after a while to the point that it burns your fingers- the power cord is very stiff and therefore it’s a constant fight to manage the cable on the desk- power cord is rather short (not too bad if you have wall outlet at the same height as your desk)- poor quality tips (almost impossible to tin the tip as solder won’t stick to it, hence poor thermal transfer)i suppose if you are on a budget it’s ok but might be a bit discouraging for beginners in soldering.
Very good,quick postage,item as discribed.
This is a suitably rated tool for light circuit work such as on printed circuits and would recommend it for this type of work. As is usual with corded tools the power supply flex is inconveniently stiff and makes precision work more difficulty than it should be. Presumably this is to give it a suitable amount of insulation in view of the lethal voltage supply.
Excellent value, ideal for my use.
Needed this to repair coms connection cables and took a flyer on it. Small enough to work but if your looking to solder heavier connections think a larger one needed.