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Amazon is offering a great deal on the Weller WES51 analog soldering station, at $86.  With variable output and a host of features, this fine unit will help out with all sorts of electronics projects.

Via Amazon [What’s This?]
Street Pricing [Google Products]


9 Responses to Dealmonger: Weller Analog Soldering Station $86

  1. Toolaremia says:

    Wow! That’s a great deal. Just a couple bucks above distributor cost, and about $10 below street price.

    Weller is the Chevy of soldering gear; there is better, but nothing is a better value. Every production environment I’ve been in over the years has used Weller. I have my own 20 year-old WTCPS iron on the bench at home.

  2. ChrisW says:

    These are great soldering stations. You can get other tips for coarse or fine work. I have an earlier 80 watt version of this model, but its 50 watts are more than enough for most electronic uses. It will melt solder within 20 seconds of power-on. I prefer the “analog” control because it is easier to adjust a calibrated knob to 600 degrees than to turn the knob and wait to see what the digital display displays. An LED blinks rapidly when the tip reaches the set temperature.

  3. fred says:

    Amazon must have wised-up that the price was too low.
    $96.95 today

  4. Toolaremia says:

    Still showed $86 when I just clicked on the link. We’re good!

  5. fred says:

    When I checked this morning it was $96.95 with free shipping – now it is indeed back to $86 but with $12 for shipping – so its now up to $98

  6. fred says:

    $92 now and free shipping is back.

  7. tim says:

    I have one of these and it is a good iron, but it is really hard to find tips that are suitable for very fine surface mount work. Overall, a fantastic iron for anything that a normal person would encounter.

  8. Eric says:

    We use Weller tools and love ’em. I’d say even full price on Weller irons is a good deal.

  9. Nick says:

    I do industrial size stained and leaded glass work, for which, someting like this, doesn’t cut mustard. I prefer Hexacon’s line of industrial heavy duty irons. When your soidering 20 feet of zinc plated steel bracer bar to hold up a nine foot, hundred pound piece of glass and lead you need a little more muscle to power to evenly heat up and make molten a high volume of lead. These irons have the heft and feel of a hammer, a turned wood handle, and, when pluged in, a very satisfying humm of power coursing through them. The model I use can be found at the website below.

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