Weller WHS40 : Very good quality soldering iron from

It was shipped super fast, got it in 2 days to iceland.

A temperature regulated soldering station from a great brand, and you can tell why (even being less than £100). Works as expected, the soldering iron is very nice and the tip that is comes with (chisel type, 3.

Weller WHS40 (T0056806399N) 40 Watt/40 Volt Temperature Controlled Soldering Station

  • Electronically controlled solder station operates with a temperature range of 200°C to 450°C
  • Equipped with 18 V low voltage iron with ergonomic contoured handle
  • Heat applications to required temperature
  • LED to monitor the heater is integrated in the display
  • Temperature control dial

A brilliant soldering station, i use mine for commercial use in the repairing of arcade machines and it is a tool i could not do without. It heats up very fast and is very comfortable to use, i have had mine over a year now and it is still going strong, it is a must buy for anyone who wants good results when soldering weather its for commercial or home use it will do the job well.

Got it and put it together and turned it on. Works very well, especially on the small stuff. Very good on delicate stuff but could have done with a bit more power for the bigger stuff.

A nicely made iron for the serious hobbyists. You get a lot for the money although it does not appear like a lot, all of the quality is under the hood with proper thermal management. A lot of the usual chinese soldering stations from maplins and so on are simply rubbish. This is weller’ a attempt to fill that market and while it is spartan and basic, it’s reliable and well made. I went through a few chinese stations until i threw in the towel and got this and several months later i am glad i did. The downside is that replacement iron tips are a little more expensive and hard to find but they do not all apart or get eaten away by (ahem) less than diligent iron wiping. I might be tempted to buy a more upmarket weller if my uses were daily, but for a few smd projects a month, this fitted my budget and my needs nicely.

Weller WHS40 (T0056806399N) 40 Watt/40 Volt Temperature Controlled Soldering Station : Well packaged and arrived quickly and in good condition. Delighted with this item and would not hesitate to use this trader again in the future.

I cannot remove the screwdriver tip to use tip i require as the screw is will not move and im worried i might round the head of screw thus making it useless to me.

This is a perfectly adequate soldering station. It’s been fine for the few jobs i’ve done with it and the temperature control is effective. The tip heats up quite quickly. However, it has to be said that the construction is much more ‘light weight’ than my old weller soldering station. The little sponge and it’s recess are really quite ‘mickey mouse’.

Very good product for the price.

This soldering iron station works ok but after a while makes an annoying humming noise. The well for the sponge is too shallow, rather a silly design. The tips aren’t very good quality and the screw clamping it in place often works loose. I bought mine fairly cheaply and so it is ok. I think £75 is quite expensive and would not buy at this price. I have the old traditional weller soldering station, from the 1970s, and it is better quality. I think their standards have slipped or else this is supposed to be an economy model.

I’ve used this weller soldering iron / station for around four years and it’s proved to be very reliable. Temperature control is very precise over the full-range between 200-450 degrees c. This is particularly important when soldering delicate surface-mount components and thin printed circuit board (pcb) tracks etc. The iron bit is quick to warm up from cold. I only use a very fine bit in this iron, so this warm-up time may be longer with larger (chisel-type) bits requiring more energy to get the bit to the desired temperature. I’d agree with other reviewers, regarding the small grub screw which holds the bit in place – this can be prone to seizing. It’s a good idea to undo this screw and then re-tighten on a regular basis as this helps to prevent the threads of the screw from seizing solid. The cable from the iron to the base unit would have benefited from being more heat-proof, as with all corded electric soldering irons, there is a possibility of accidentally melting the insulation to sum up, nice piece of kit which does the job well, but has a few (forgivable) flaws.

Thanks and should have purchased a weller in the first place than buy 2 maplins models that both failed after some months.

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  1. The soldering iron works reasonably well, it warms up in reasonable time and seems to maintain temperature when used on circuit-board work, though struggles to keep up on larger flex. The handle remains cool enough to hold comfortably, even during sustained periods. But the station buzzes really quite loudly, all the time it is switched on, and has done so since new. It is so intrusive and irritating that i find myself instead using the partially broken iron that this was bought to replace. In addition to the initial price, the tips are noticeably more costly than my previous brand and yet last no longer. A final minor but irritating aspect is that the sponge sits in a very shallow depression and often moves about or falls off whilst wiping the tip.
    1. The soldering iron works reasonably well, it warms up in reasonable time and seems to maintain temperature when used on circuit-board work, though struggles to keep up on larger flex. The handle remains cool enough to hold comfortably, even during sustained periods. But the station buzzes really quite loudly, all the time it is switched on, and has done so since new. It is so intrusive and irritating that i find myself instead using the partially broken iron that this was bought to replace. In addition to the initial price, the tips are noticeably more costly than my previous brand and yet last no longer. A final minor but irritating aspect is that the sponge sits in a very shallow depression and often moves about or falls off whilst wiping the tip.
  2. This review is from : Weller WHS40 (T0056806399N) 40 Watt/40 Volt Temperature Controlled Soldering Station

    I bought this iron as i had always heard weller were a decent brand. Up until then i had used a duratool variable mains iron. The most important part of any soldering iron is the tip and for this soldering station that is where the problems lie. The tips for this soldering iron come in only 2 variations. A standard chisel and a very fine conical. In the month that i had this soldering iron i got through 3 chisel tips. For some reason they just seemed to corrode and crumble away despite tinning and good tip care practice. After moderate use you are just left with a stump. This is apparently a common problem with these tips.
    1. I bought this iron as i had always heard weller were a decent brand. Up until then i had used a duratool variable mains iron. The most important part of any soldering iron is the tip and for this soldering station that is where the problems lie. The tips for this soldering iron come in only 2 variations. A standard chisel and a very fine conical. In the month that i had this soldering iron i got through 3 chisel tips. For some reason they just seemed to corrode and crumble away despite tinning and good tip care practice. After moderate use you are just left with a stump. This is apparently a common problem with these tips.
  3. This review is from : Weller WHS40 (T0056806399N) 40 Watt/40 Volt Temperature Controlled Soldering Station

    I purchased this product due to the weller name and the quality it used to imply. Were do i start, so the iron takes a very long time to heat up, it doesn’t hold it’s temp even on very fine electronics work. The transformer makes a loud humming noise and becomes very hot. The well for the sponge is very shallow and not fit for purpose. The soldering iron holder doesn’t stay in place and often falls over. The picture used to advertise the product is miss leading, the unit i received had an eu plug, no solder and a had a different tip. In short, my £15 matalans diy soldering iron totally out performs this soldering station. I would recommend looking at another iron, historically my previous weller irons have been great – good luck.
  4. This review is from : Weller WHS40 (T0056806399N) 40 Watt/40 Volt Temperature Controlled Soldering Station

    I purchased this product due to the weller name and the quality it used to imply. Were do i start, so the iron takes a very long time to heat up, it doesn’t hold it’s temp even on very fine electronics work. The transformer makes a loud humming noise and becomes very hot. The well for the sponge is very shallow and not fit for purpose. The soldering iron holder doesn’t stay in place and often falls over. The picture used to advertise the product is miss leading, the unit i received had an eu plug, no solder and a had a different tip. In short, my £15 matalans diy soldering iron totally out performs this soldering station. I would recommend looking at another iron, historically my previous weller irons have been great – good luck.

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