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Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station with Power Unit, Soldering Pencil, Stand, Sponge
List Price: $199.99

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Product Description

WELLER WESD51 DIGITAL SOLDERING STATIONSTATION INCLUDES POWER UNIT, SOLDERING PENCIL, STAND & SPONGE ; MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLED WITH DIGITAL LED DISPLAY ; ALLOWS USER TO READ TEMPERATURE SETTING & ACTUAL TIP TEMPERATURE ;DESIGNED FOR CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION SOLDERING ; CAN SWITCH BETWEEN F & C ; SLIM, COMFORTABLE PENCIL, WITH ETA TIP, REDUCES OPERATOR FATIGUE ; TIP TEMPERATURE OFFSET CAPABILITY ; USER HAS CAPABILITY OF RESETTING STATION TEMPERATURE READINGS ; IRON IS FITTED WITH A FLAME RESISTANT SILICON RUBBER CORD FOR SAFETY ; UL & CUL LISTED, ESD SAFE TO PROTECT SENSITIVE COMPONENTS

Features:
  • Designed for continuous production, rework, and repair of through hole, SMT boards, most ground planes, and multi-layer boards
  • Wireless temperature lockout prevents operator from raising temperature to levels higher than specified for the board or component
  • Digital readout allows quick and accurate temperature control
  • Station automatically powers down after 99 minutes of inactivity to prolong tip life and save power
  • Pencil is fitted with non-burnable silicone rubber cord for added safety, and pencil uses ET series tips

Customer Reviews:

  • Best bang for the buck...
    The Weller WESD51 is an excellent low cost soldering iron for the lab technician or hobbyist. The key benefit is the ability to accurately control and monitor the tip temperature. This allows using the lowest possible temperature setting (675 - 725) which prolongs tip life and prevents component damage.

    It can handle a wide range of tasks from very small SMD components to large ground connections. The silicone rubber cord resists high temperatures should the tip accidentally come in contact. I have one on my lab bench at work and liked it so much I bought one for my home workbench....more info
  • Works like a champ
    I do a lot of electrical work and normally use a 10$ soldering iron I probably bought at Radio Shack a decade ago. I figured it would be worth trying a 'real' soldering station.

    Not much to it. Temperature, iron, sponge.

    But it's light, heats up quick (~20sec), has replacable tips, and with any luck should serve for many years....more info
  • Non functional unit - 0 stars
    I was excited to receive this item. As I set up to do some quick electronic repairs, I took it out of the box. Plugged it in and set it to 700 degrees Farenheit.

    The base turns on but the iron does not heat up. Nothing, nada, arrrgh! I had to use my 7 dollar Sears iron which has been working for the last 6 years!

    I am not happy at all and probably will not go Weller ever again. Although the merchant promised to ship me another one right away, I am a bit skeptical on the quality of this digital unit.

    ...more info
  • Did not work out of the box
    My last Weller soldering iron was bought in 1977 and ran for thirty years so I was looking forward to another great experience especially with enhanced temperature control.

    The unit did not work right out of the box. You would set the temperature for something nominal and the display would not indicate any temperature change although the iron got hotter. Actually within a few minutes it started to glow red. Obviously there was no temperature control.

    I finally got to the proper warranty section of Cooper tools that handles Weller and although I was promised an RMA number and a pre-paid mailing label, none ever arrived.

    At this point I had run out of patience and needed a soldering iron and since in this condition it was just a piece of junk, I just mailed it to the repair station (about $8.oo). Within two weeks it was back with no explanation of what was wrong. Now it runs ... so far so good.

    Now this was just an annoyance and an expense to me but suppose you were a customer in the far out back of say, Honduras, and this unit arrived not functional. That could be a disaster and would give one good reason to not like the US. No customer should be the final quality control point. This unit should have never left the factory non-operative. ...more info
  • Excellent item and value
    This fired up right away and I have not had any problems with it at all. The temperature control is extremely accurate. The unit is very easy to use and maintain. Replacement tips and parts are readily available at places like Fry's (which wanted quite a bit more for this same iron). Although the only thing I have needed to purchase for it outside of solder was a few different style tips for varying electronic soldering applications. I highly recommend this iron for the hobbyist or professional....more info
  • Pleasantly surprised
    I've used the same couple of cheap but dependable Radio Shack irons since I was about 12. Now 17 years later, I needed something smaller and more temperature controllable for working with lead-free solder and smaller parts.

    I knew Weller had a great reputation, but I was very concerned that the quality of the cheaper products like the WESD51 might not live up to that reputation. I read a few positive reviews and decided to make the purchase.

    It's been almost a year and I have used this iron several times for various jobs. I am very pleased with the purchase and would recommend this product to everyone. If you have a plain old iron, it is worth the upgrade to the WESD51. Good temperature control, heats up quickly, reliable, maintains heat when working with large parts/heat sinks/copper pours, and the tips are cheap and plentiful. I love this station and you will too....more info
  • when you need a dependable iron
    Weller... solid and dependable. Don't do what I did and get the cheap knock-offs first. This is the one you want. ...more info