Think Butane When Buying Cordless Soldering Irons

by Andy on May 12, 2008

Cordless Butane Soldering Iron Cordless soldering irons sometimes get poor reviews, but all cordless soldering irons are not substandard.

One common complaint of cordless soldering irons is that the tool takes an excessive amount of time to heat up. And once it does, it never gets hot enough so the solder doesn’t melt properly. Another complaint is the short life of the batteries in battery powered irons.

But, before you dismiss all cordless soldering irons, think about buying a butane soldering iron. These irons are powered by butane instead of batteries, so there is more energy to power the iron.

If you are looking for a portable butane iron, try the Weller PSI100K. This soldering iron/heat tool is perfect for on-the-go people who need to solder, cut rope or heat shrink at a moment’s notice. The tool operates for two hours per butane refill. Temperature for this tool is adjustable up to 1076 degrees F. The PSI100K comes with several tips including a hot knife tip.

You should know that most butane irons do not come with butane so you will have to buy it separately. The Weller WB2 butane is recommended for use with Weller Portasol tools and Weller Pyropen tools.

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