Buy Right Soldering Iron - AdvanceTech
You can choose from wireless soldering tools like Butane Solder Irons, Solder Torches and
Rechargeable Solder Irons or maybe an Instant Cool Solder Iron is on your list. Of course, don't
forget about the traditional standbys like AC Soldering Guns and Soldering Irons.
So, let's start off with the type of soldering tool you should choose. If your work is for the most
part performed at a service bench atmosphere then I would suggest choosing a Soldering
Station. There are many choices of Solder Stations, but the general rule is to choose one that
has an adjustable power (wattage) setting. This gives you many Soldering Irons in one tool.
The Solder Station also gives you a place to quickly store your Solder Iron between uses. The
biggest downfall of a Solder Station is its lack of portability because of its size and need for an
AC power supply.
If you decide to choose one of today's quick cool Solder Irons you may want to take these
important factors into consideration first. They are indeed the best when it comes to portability.
They don't require an AC power source, and most batteries in these type Solder Irons in most
cases give you up to 10 hours of use before needing to be recharged. The downfall with these
types of Soldering Irons is the lack of power (wattage). The fast cool Solder Irons I have had
the pleasure of using had a maximum power of ten watts. This may be ample power for small
solder jobs or work with heat sensitive components, but if you are working with wire or larger
components that are not heat sensitive this will not provide enough power for the job.
Soldering Irons and Soldering Guns that require an AC power source offer a wide variety of
power (wattage) options and some portability in one package. Solder Guns offer a wattage that
provides enough power for soldering wire and other large components, but don't allow the
technician the flexibility to get into small areas. Solder Irons on the other hand give you the