Choosing the Right Soldering Iron

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 you list. Of course do not
forget about the traditional standbys like AC Soldering Guns and Soldering Irons.

Before you make your purchase of your soldering tool there are some things you should take into consideration. What application will you be using your Soldering Tools? What type of heat will your soldering jobs require? Will you need a cordless soldering tool for more portability or will you be working at a repair bench where you will have easy access to a power supply? Also choosing the proper soldering tips should be an important factor you consider before making your purchase.

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 it's 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 do not 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 Solder Irons is the lack of power (wattage). The fast cool solder Irons I had had the pleasure of using had a maximum power of ten watts. This may be ample power for small sold 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.

Solder 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 provide sufficient power for soldering wire and other large components, but do not allow the technician the flexibility to get into small areas. Solder Irons on the other hand give you the flexibility of a wide range of wattages for 6 watts up to 60 watts. They also allow you to change to different styles of soldering tips for almost every imaginable soldering job.

Butane Solder Irons also offer the technician the portability desired of a cordless Solder Iron, the choice of soldering tips and the power (wattage) required for most soldering jobs. Of course they require you to have additional butane on hand for refills, but for the most parts they make an excellent choice.

So now that you are an expert in regards to Soldering Irons go out there and shop with confidence. I'm sure you will find exactly what you are looking for.