Best Soldering Irons

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If you’re familiar with soldering (or if it’s a component of your job), then you know how difficult it can be when you don’t have the best equipment. Having to solder material with a broken down tool isn’t any fun. If you’re using outdated equipment, we can imagine the rough time you must be having trying to mend and construct objects.

That’s why you need to invest in a soldering iron. If mending and constructing electronics and plumbing materials is your thing, then a soldering iron is what you will need! Soldering irons melt solder to use in the process of repair broken electronics and circuits boards. Most soldering irons use electricity and are perfect for electronics, plumbing, and sheet metal work.

Of course, now you may be wondering what soldering iron to get. The options are endless! Many soldering irons are customized differently and come with different features, power modes, and of course, come at different prices. Not to worry cause we have your back! Check out our list of some of the best soldering irons out there for you to purchase!

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akko FX888D Digital Soldering Station

Weller WLC100 Soldering Iron

Tabigar Welding Soldering Iron

Sywon Full set 110V Electric Soldering Iron

X-Tronic Digital LED Display Soldering Station

Aoyue 469 Variable Power Soldering Iron

Stahl Tools SSVT Soldering Iron

Vastar 60W 110V Soldering Iron kit

Zeny SMD Hot Air Rework Soldering Iron

F2C SMD Welding Soldering Iron

Hakko FX888D Digital Soldering Station

Why we like it: This soldering iron station uses digital technology and delivers a substantial amount of thermal recovery for heat conductivity and for a long lasting lifespan.

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We move on to the next soldering iron in our list by Hakko, who has designed a high quality, soldering iron station. The Hakko Digital Soldering Station features an innovative digital design and is packed with some great perks any solderer would be sure to love! The soldering iron station comes with the fx-8801 soldering iron, t18-d16 tip, Fh800 iron holder, A1559 sponge, A1561 cleaning wire, and a manual. In addition to all these great features, you’ll also get the ability to change the heating of this soldering iron with its adjustable temperature control. You’ll get an ample amount of heating power with this soldering iron station that heats up to a reasonable 70 watts.

This digital soldering iron station has a great thermal recovery heater output which has been increased by 30% compared to the other conventional Hakko models. Additionally, the soldering station delivers excellent thermal recovery by using its T18 series tips to provide excellent heat conductivity. This, in turn, allows you to solder at a lower set temperature and reduces the thermal impact on components as well as tip oxidation which can shorten tip life. With its great features and excellent build, there’s no wonder why this product was rated an outstanding 4.8 out of 5 stars. What isn’t so great, however, is its price, coming in at a steep amount of about $97. Still, with its premium features and long-lasting build, this is a solid product!

Weller WLC100 Soldering Iron

Why we like it: A reliable soldering iron with a variable power of up to 40 watts! It also features a durable and easy-to-hold iron.

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We start off our list with this soldering iron by Weller. If you’re looking for a reliable soldering iron that gives you versatility and convenience, then this is it! The Weller Soldering Iron is a product that will surely satisfy any beginner or expert solderer with its great features. The soldering iron features a variable power control that produces 5 to 40 watts of heating power. You can toggle through the wattages with just a simple turn of the knob on the base unit. This features lets you choose the correct setting in regards to the job that you need to tackle. More than that, this soldering iron is equipped with an iron-plated copper tip, safety guard iron holder, and a natural sponge tip cleaning pad.

Thought we were done? Not quite! This soldering iron features a high-quality, lightweight pencil iron with an ST3 iron-plated copper tip. To ensure that you can work at ease for long periods of time, this ergonomic iron has a cushioned foam grip that sits comfortably in your hand while you work. It also has a replaceable heating element, so you can continue using the same iron for a long time. This efficient iron also features a simple, On/off switch with a power-on indicator light so you can easily detect when your device is, well, on or off! You can get this soldering iron for the amount of about $40, making this iron, mid-range in price. Aside from that, this iron has some pretty solid features, making it worth our recommendation!

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Tabigar Welding Soldering Iron

Why we like it:This soldering iron kit is a #1 Best Seller, heats up quickly and has heat dissipation efficiency and comes in a sleek tool box!

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We keep the list going with another #1 Best Seller soldering iron, this time by the brand Tabigar. It’s pretty clear to us that customers are big on the soldering iron kits and we can’t blame them! They’re super convenient and efficient! Tabigar keeps that trend going with their soldering iron kit that has a great amount of accessories and some solid features to go along with it. The Tabigar Welding Soldering Iron is fully-loaded as it includes: A soldering iron, solder wire, desoldering pump, stand with cleaning sponge, 5 multiple soldering tips, anti-static tweezers, and a hard carry case that will surely satisfy your soldering project needs.You can carry your tools around with you anywhere with this portable, compact case.

This soldering iron heats up very quickly and offers efficient heat dissipation with its upgraded steel-pipe design. With its commendable 60 watts of power, this soldering iron is able to heat up in just about 2 minutes. The soldering iron also offers adjustable temperature control with a thermostat range of 200 to 450℃. This versatile soldering iron kit makes for the perfect gift idea and is also great for various repairs of: electronics and chip boards, welding, jewelry, guitars, watches, wiring, mobile device, computers hardware, crafts and more. The soldering iron kit comes at an affordable price of $20. The only complaint is that some of the accessories in the kit felt a bit “flimsy,” according to a few customers. Still, for its great value and versatility, we definitely recommend this product!

Sywon Full set 110V Electric Soldering Iron

Why we like it:Another #1 Best Seller that is packed with 60 watts of power and handy assisting tools, and is designed with a heat-resistant material.

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We move on to the next soldering iron product, this time by the brand Sywon. Just like the previous product, this soldering iron is another #1 Best Seller, and when you hear about its perks, you’ll know why it is! The Sywon Electric Soldering Iron is the perfect product for any beginner or expert solder as it comes with plenty of great features and accessories to back it up. The soldering iron, like the previous one, is also featured in a kit and comes with 6 aid tools and other accessories which include: 5pcs of interchangeable tips, a desoldering pump, 2pcs of tweezers, a tin wire tube, and a stand all packaged up in a sleek, PU carry bag. The soldering iron’s 6pcs of double-sided aid tools meet the welding operation requirements of press, cutting, scraping, hooks and brushes, and more!

The soldering iron is extremely portable and compact, thanks to its carrying case, but it also comes with a cleaning sponge which holds the soldering iron to ensure safety and convenience during usage. This handy soldering iron works at adjustable temperatures ranging from 200 to 450℃ and features a LED indicator. This iron requires no station, with its plug and play capability and is equipped with inner-heated ceramic technology which makes the soldering iron heat up very quickly. It also features upgraded heat resistant steel-pipe material and four ventilation holes to help it cool fast. The product comes at a reasonable price of $22 and the only downside was that some customers wished the carrying bag was a bit sturdier. Nevertheless, this is a solid product and we’re happy to recommend it!

X-Tronic Digital LED Display Soldering Station

Why we like it:This ergonomically designed soldering iron station comes with features such as a 10 minute sleep function, auto cool down, and a C/F switch.

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We’re on a roll with #1 Best Sellers! The X-Tronic brand delivers to us, yet another best selling product to be featured on this list. The only difference is that, unlike the previous Best Sellers that have all been designed with kits, this product comes as a soldering iron station. The X-Tronic Digital Soldering Station contains some impressive features and has a great design, proving why it’s a Best Seller in the first place. The soldering iron station features a generous 75 watts of power with a temperature range of 392°F to 896°F (or 200°C to 480°C). This efficient soldering iron is also built with an ergonomic grip for a comfortable hold and is equipped with a temperature stability of ±3.6°F/2.0°C. It additionally features a tip-to-ground voltage of

More than that, you’ll get some cool functions with this soldering iron station. The soldering iron features a 10 minute sleep function, auto cool down, C/F switch, solder holder, and a brass tip cleaner with cleaning flux. For whatever reason your product becomes broken, you’re covered with a 1 Year 100% fix/repair guarantee which includes parts and labor and also includes a 30 day money back guarantee. Also, enjoy this soldering iron station’s digital display with its blue LED readout with a control module. The biggest downside to this product is its rather costly price. This soldering iron station will cost you about $50. Still, for its 1 year warranty and money back guarantee, sturdy design, and efficient features, this product is worth the price!

This soldering iron heats up very quickly and offers efficient heat dissipation with its upgraded steel-pipe design. With its commendable 60 watts of power, this soldering iron is able to heat up in just about 2 minutes. The soldering iron also offers adjustable temperature control with a thermostat range of 200 to 450℃. This versatile soldering iron kit makes for the perfect gift idea and is also great for various repairs of: electronics and chip boards, welding, jewelry, guitars, watches, wiring, mobile device, computers hardware, crafts and more. The soldering iron kit comes at an affordable price of $20. The only complaint is that some of the accessories in the kit felt a bit “flimsy,” according to a few customers. Still, for its great value and versatility, we definitely recommend this product!

Aoyue 469 Variable Power Soldering Iron

Why we like it: A fast-heating soldering iron that features a removable tip and comes equipped with a variable power of up to 60 watts.

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Next on our list is the Aoyue brand and their soldering iron. Clearly Aoyue knows that customers not only what a soldering iron with high-quality features, they also want it at a reasonable value. The Aoyue Variable Power Soldering Iron is the iron you’ll want if you’re looking for a substantial amount of power and variability. The soldering iron features a temperature range of 200-480°C (or 392-897°F). This versatile soldering iron is also equipped with 60 watts and has over 50 available tip sizes (the T-I is included with the iron). With this vast amount of versatility, we think it’s safe to say you won’t be running to the store trying to buy extra parts to improve this soldering iron.

This soldering iron is all about providing accuracy and versatility! The soldering iron comes with a PTC element to ensure a fast heat up and accurate temperature control. This efficient soldering iron is ESD safe and has a long-lasting lifespan with its durable features such as its  ceramic heat element removable tip design. With your purchase, you will get the 496 station with the soldering iron, iron stand with solder spool holder, and a sponge. Unfortunately, you won’t get any actual solder with this product, so you will have to get that on your own. What you will get is a price that is not too shabby, considering this product’s features. This product costs a reasonable $30, and considering all its perks, we find this product worth recommending.

Stahl Tools SSVT Soldering Iron

Why we like it:A soldering iron that has the ability to adjust in temperature! This soldering iron is also ergonomically designed with a cushioned rubber grip.

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Net up on our list is a soldering iron by the brand Stahl Tools. Okay, so this product may not be a Best Seller like the previous four products we mentioned, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t built with great quality. In fact, the Stahl Tools Soldering Iron is a product certainly built with high-quality features and even comes at a great price. The soldering iron gives you the ability to adjust the temperature to your preference with its easy-to-turn knob feature. The soldering iron ranges in heat temperature settings starting at 302°F to 842°F to match your specific soldering needs. This reliable soldering iron is also ETL certified for safety and performance.

This ergonomically-designed soldering iron features a cushioned rubber grip for extended comfortable use. The soldering iron also features an on/off switch with a “power-on” indicator light which conveniently shows when the iron is hot. Do note that the station must be switched off and allowed to cool before and during operation, in which damage may result if the system is left on without its tip installed. Nevertheless, you’ll be sure to have a great experience using this versatile soldering iron as it comes with replaceable tips to provide additional functionality. The soldering iron also comes at a fair price of $28, considering all its perks. A few customers have taken issue with the product’s design, saying the construction could be improved to make the product a bit lighter in weight. Still, if you’re looking for a flexible soldering iron for a reasonable value, this could be it!

More than that, you’ll get some cool functions with this soldering iron station. The soldering iron features a 10 minute sleep function, auto cool down, C/F switch, solder holder, and a brass tip cleaner with cleaning flux. For whatever reason your product becomes broken, you’re covered with a 1 Year 100% fix/repair guarantee which includes parts and labor and also includes a 30 day money back guarantee. Also, enjoy this soldering iron station’s digital display with its blue LED readout with a control module. The biggest downside to this product is its rather costly price. This soldering iron station will cost you about $50. Still, for its 1 year warranty and money back guarantee, sturdy design, and efficient features, this product is worth the price!

This soldering iron heats up very quickly and offers efficient heat dissipation with its upgraded steel-pipe design. With its commendable 60 watts of power, this soldering iron is able to heat up in just about 2 minutes. The soldering iron also offers adjustable temperature control with a thermostat range of 200 to 450℃. This versatile soldering iron kit makes for the perfect gift idea and is also great for various repairs of: electronics and chip boards, welding, jewelry, guitars, watches, wiring, mobile device, computers hardware, crafts and more. The soldering iron kit comes at an affordable price of $20. The only complaint is that some of the accessories in the kit felt a bit “flimsy,” according to a few customers. Still, for its great value and versatility, we definitely recommend this product!

Vastar 60W 110V Soldering Iron kit

Why we like it:This soldering iron comes in a kit and features up to 60 watts of power and a steel pipe design. No wonder it’s a Best Seller!

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Don’t you just wish that in addition to getting your soldering iron, you could also get some handy tools to go along with it? Well, you’re in luck because the Vastar brand has you covered! The Vastar Soldering Iron Kit is more than just the soldering iron, it’s got the whole package. With this soldering iron kit, you will get the soldering iron (of course), 5pcs of different tips, a desoldering pump, a soldering iron stand, anti-static tweezers, and an additional solder tube. Along with that, the soldering iron heats up quickly and works very well with its 60 watts of power and thermostat range of 200 °C to 450 °C. This convenient product requires no soldering station as you can simply just “plug and play,” as the manufacturer notes.

This handy soldering iron features more efficient heat dissipation with its upgraded steel-pipe design. The soldering iron also features an upgraded PCBA and a chip fixed resistor, unlike other soldering iron products on the market that use the color ring resistance. The iron’s chip fixed resistor is perfect for assisting with soldering. In the event you don’t like this product or it breaks, this reliable soldering iron comes with an 18-month warranty. Do note that caution is to be exercised when using this iron for the first time, in which some smoke will come out from its tip. Nevertheless, this #1 Best Seller comes at a great price of just $16 (if you want it in multi-colored, it’ll cost you extra). For its great features, extra accessories, and tremendous value, this is a product we’re happy to recommend!

This digital soldering iron station has a great thermal recovery heater output which has been increased by 30% compared to the other conventional Hakko models. Additionally, the soldering station delivers excellent thermal recovery by using its T18 series tips to provide excellent heat conductivity. This, in turn, allows you to solder at a lower set temperature and reduces the thermal impact on components as well as tip oxidation which can shorten tip life. With its great features and excellent build, there’s no wonder why this product was rated an outstanding 4.8 out of 5 stars. What isn’t so great, however, is its price, coming in at a steep amount of about $97. Still, with its premium features and long-lasting build, this is a solid product!

Zeny SMD Hot Air Rework Soldering Iron

Why we like it:This soldering iron functions as a hot air and hot iron 2-in-1 rework soldering station. It also makes very little noise and is compact in size!

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We move on to this soldering iron product by Zeny, who shows that when it comes to soldering, you need to be fully prepared. The Zeny Hot Air Rework Soldering Iron is a force to be reckoned with for its convenience and for going the extra mile to prep customers for some serious soldering. The soldering iron is featured in a 2-in-1 set with everything you could ever need. As the manufacturer states however, this product is clearly intended for someone who will really use the kit regularly as opposed to occasional use. In this heavy dut set, you’ll get: a soldering station unit, hot air gun, hot iron, iron stand, gun holder, ic extractor, 4 nozzles (¢3,¢5,¢7,¢10mm), 5 tips (900m-t-i, b, k, 3c,4d), and an English manual (phew, that’s a lot of items!).

This fully-equipped soldering iron set is well-suited for heat shrinking tubes, paint drying, removing adhesive, thawing and warming, and plastic welding. This efficient soldering iron also automatically stops rotation when the temperature is less than 70°C. The soldering iron also features an intelligence self-detection function for the safe operation of your equipment. This iron also comes equipped with an auto and manual startup function for adjusting the airflow temperature. The soldering iron and the hot air gun have a temperature range of 100ºC – 480°C and it nicely contains high-quality resistance for durable usage. What isn’t quite as nice is its price of about $66, which is rather steep. Still, this is a solid and highly-functional product, and we’re happy to recommend it!

F2C SMD Welding Soldering Iron

Why we like it:This versatile soldering iron is great for heating shrink, drying paint, acting as an adhesive removal, and for thawing items.

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We come to the last product on our list by the brand F2C. So you may come to realize that this product is strikingly similar to the previous product we reviewed. And while they may look the same in appearance, they definitely have different perks. The F2C Welding Soldering Iron has some impressive features that will knock the socks off any professional solderer. The soldering iron features a heating element in iron which has been upgraded to steel. The product’s hot air gun has also been upgraded to ceramic. More than that, this well-built soldering iron is equipped with a SAMSUNG microcomputer control and has the ability to heat up quickly. The soldering iron is also constructed with high temperature-resistant silicone lining.

The addition of high-temperature-resistant lining is a great choice because this product includes an incredible amount of heating power. The soldering iron contains an astounding 700 Watts of power and a voltage of 110V/60Hz. This soldering iron (which is the newer of the previous product reviewed) is designed with an alloy metal body with a high-quality silicone shell  which gives the iron set an elegant appearance and helps it to save power. Also enjoy this product’s Dual LED digital display which shows the precise temperature setting. The soldering iron features an anti-static design and comes with accessories such as 4 nozzles and 5 tips. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny for this product, however, as it costs about $66. Nevertheless, for its innovative design and solid perks, this is a product worth considering!

This fully-equipped soldering iron set is well-suited for heat shrinking tubes, paint drying, removing adhesive, thawing and warming, and plastic welding. This efficient soldering iron also automatically stops rotation when the temperature is less than 70°C. The soldering iron also features an intelligence self-detection function for the safe operation of your equipment. This iron also comes equipped with an auto and manual startup function for adjusting the airflow temperature. The soldering iron and the hot air gun have a temperature range of 100ºC – 480°C and it nicely contains high-quality resistance for durable usage. What isn’t quite as nice is its price of about $66, which is rather steep. Still, this is a solid and highly-functional product, and we’re happy to recommend it!

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