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Soldering Irons and Stuff

Soldering Irons and Stuff

You should consider the purchase of a soldering iron as an investment, rather than an expense. A good soldering iron will not only save money by lasting longer than an inexpensive iron, but if your time is worth anything at all to you, it will save you much needless annoyance and wasted effort.

All of the tips we sell for these irons are plated tips. This means that the tips are covered with a special alloy, which resists corrosion. If the tips are wiped occasionally on a wet sponge, they should last many times longer than a copper tip. Obviously, they should not be filed or sand-papered. When you are finished soldering, you should wipe the tip clean, and then apply some solder to the tip and allow it to melt and remain there. This is called "tinning" the iron, and prevents an accumulation of oxides forming while the iron is not in use.

It is of the utmost importance to understand that a soldering iron should not be plugged into the outlet continuously. The iron should be plugged into an outlet which is equipped with a switch or wattage controller.

We know you will be delighted with any one of these soldering irons, and will realize many years of excellent usage from it.


Weller Soldering Irons
Weller Soldering Irons

The Weller name is well respected in the field of soldering. Carl Weller patented the first hand-soldering tool to heat and cool rapidly in 1941 and Weller Manufacturing Company was founded in 1945 in Philadelphia. We've gotten many requests for Weller products over the years, so we figured it was time for us to start carrying them. 

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Hakko Soldering Irons
Hakko Soldering Irons

For over 50 years, Hakko has been producing excellent quality soldering and desoldering tools. They’re dependable, a good value and they work really well. While we are partial to soldering irons made in the U.S.A., these irons from Japan are so popular we just had to start offering them. 

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Imported Soldering Irons
Imported Soldering Irons

These irons and tips are typically made in Taiwan or China. We buy them from a U.S. company, so if you have any trouble whatsoever, you have someone to complain to and get immediate action.

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Esico-Triton soldering irons and tips
Esico-Triton soldering irons and tips
All of the irons and other devices produced by Esico-Triton are professional tools, made in the U.S.A. and designed for production work. These are the workhorses, the real deal. Click on an item for a detailed description.
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Bargain Plated Soldering Iron Tips
Bargain Plated Soldering Iron Tips

Here is your chance to stock up on some soldering iron tips at tremendous savings. These tips have been in the storage closet for so long, no one knows where they came from. The tips are in excellent condition. These quality tips are made in the U.S.A. by Hexacon, and are a great value at this price.

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Other soldering tools and accessories
Other soldering tools and accessories
Temperature controller, soldering iron holders, desoldering wick, fume trap, sal ammoniac...
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Resistance Wire Winding Machine
Resistance Wire Winding Machine
This machine winds the chrome-nickel resistance wire around the solid copper core in our quality soldering irons.

Only the most experienced Resistance-Wire Applicators are employed in this delicate work.

The skills demanded by this ancient craft are handed down from father to son, or upon occasion, from father to daughter, or upon occasion from mother to son, or upon occasion from mother to daughter, or upon occasion, if possible, some other combination of the above, from generation to generation.
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Soldering Iron Tip Grinder And Plater
Soldering Iron Tip Grinder And Plater
This soldering iron tip grinder and plater contains all of the up-to-date scientific improvements know to this class of machinery.

All of our soldering iron tips are inspected by trained personnel who perform their examinations in spotless examining rooms.

You can be sure that any soldering iron tip that we send to you is absolutely safe and sanitary.
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