What are the best soldering irons?

Soldering irons are essential to anyone fixing or creating circuitry boards. Hobbyists can also use this tool for creating arts and jewelry. We are making a list of the best soldering irons. Think we missed your favorite? Please add a soldering iron that should be on the list. 

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    #1Vastar Soldering Iron Kit

    Vastar Soldering Iron Kit

    The Vastar Soldering Iron Kit Full Set is built with a heat dissipation tech with a steel-pipe design and uses the chip fixed resistor. The tools are plug-and-play that runs on 60W with a thermostat range of 200 °C to 450 °C.

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    Charles Campbell
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Not only do you get a soldering iron, you also get plenty of useful nicknacks with this kit. As someone who does repairs on gamepads and handheld console I am very fond with this soldering iron for its fast heating action and pump."
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    #2Weller WLC100

    Weller WLC100

    The Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station can produce up to 900° F equipped with a power control dial that adjusts power from 5 watts to 40 watts. This soldering iron has a cushioned foam grips with an ST3 iron-plated tip.

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    Angela Gu
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Be careful with the temperature of the iron. Without any readout on how hot the tip is, you need to guess if it is hot enough to use the iron. Even without a display, the soldering irons from weller is incredibly reliable. I keep using it for my metalworks. "
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    #3X-tronic 3020-XTS

    X-tronic 3020-XTS

    The X-Tronic Model Digital Display Soldering Iron Station is a 75-watt capacity soldering iron with an ergonomic grip. It has a temperature range of 200°C to 480°C. It features Magic Temp Technology and a blue LED display.

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    Marcos González
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Thought the whole unit was going to be heavy. Imagine my surprise when I was able to lift it to my garage. I like the placement of the sponge with this gear in that I naturally move the tip there when I need to. With the price of this soldering iron, I was expecting it to have different tips. "
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    #4C2G Tool Kit

    C2G Tool Kit

    This C2G kit contains various tools for repairing computers such as a soldering iron, tweezers, pliers, magnifying glass, and screwdriver set. All tools are organized in a bag, which makes it easy for you to find them. 

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    $108.99

    Ronald Tran
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Do not buy this if you are just looking for a good soldering iron. You can find those or soldering kits cheaper. If you need to get a kit for motherboard repairs and much more, grab it. For me, I love the bag and the soldering iron does the job. "
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    #5SainSmart TS-100

    SainSmart TS-100

    SainSmart mini soldering iron lets you work on your circuit board or art project on-the-go. The internal heating element of the unit will get the iron tip hot for various uses within a few seconds. 

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    $107.41

    John Chen
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Yes this is a mini soldering iron and yes it does work. It even has an lcd temperature readout than its bigger cousins. This is great if you need to go to a friends house to fix their stuff. However this is not those soldering irons for general uses. The small size becomes a pain when holding the soldering iron for a long time. "
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    #6CXG Soldering Iron

    CXG Soldering Iron

    The soldering iron from CGX features an LCD display that gives you the temperature of the iron tip. This tool has interchangeable iron plated tips and a stainless steel material that gives the soldering iron a long lifespan.

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    $4.28- $12.58

    Edison Fan
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Lots of things to like about this iron. One, it has a display to tell you how hot the iron is. Two, the grip is thick enough that is comfortable between my fingers. Three, it is cheap. Four, did I mention it is cheap? On the bad side, it has a hard time getting to a very high temperature and stay hot. At some point, it cools down without warning. "
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    #7Inlife 900M Kit

    Inlife 900M Kit

    The 900M soldering kit includes six assist tools, five iron tips, soldering iron holder with a sponge, and much more. The soldering iron has a hole below the tip to quickly dissipate the heat. The tip can also heat up in a few seconds. 

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    $25.84

    Abhinav Mehra
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Let me get some of the bad things I spotted with this kit. The strap for one feels loose in that it is not holding the pump and soldering iron tightly. The iron also does not have a temp display. What I do like about the kit is the cheap price and the soldering iron is working great. "
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    #8LDKGJJS Soldering Iron

    LDKGJJS Soldering Iron

    This soldering iron from LDKGJJS has a temperature range of 200°C-450°C and it only takes a few seconds to reach the target temperature. The soldering wand also has a rubber handle to give you a better grip.

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    $7.13

    Ishan Banerjee
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "The control knob does not tell you how hot the tip is and there is no mini screen to give you the temperature. This is not good for anyone that needs a specific temperature for their soldering iron. This is a case of getting what you pay for. Good thing I can still tinker with my mobo with it. "

Summary

Best What are the best soldering irons
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Vastar Soldering Iron KitElectronics 21 Paid
2Weller WLC100Electronics 13 Paid
3X-tronic 3020-XTSElectronics 10 Paid
4C2G Tool KitElectronics 3 Paid
5SainSmart TS-100Electronics 2 Paid
6CXG Soldering IronElectronics 2 Paid
7Inlife 900M KitElectronics 2 Paid
8LDKGJJS Soldering IronElectronics 1 Paid
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