Adafruit Adjustable 60W Pen-Style Soldering Iron - 220VAC UK Plug [ADA3759]
You re-work hard all day, so treat yourself with the BEST portable Adjustable Soldering Iron we carry! OK, "Best" may be subjective, but it's also the name of the brand, so there ya go! But, seriously folks, this is a really nice iron, good enough for every-day use. We dig the slim pen iron (so comfortable to hold), adjustable-temperature (oooh there's a little control box!), durable grounded cord, and fast 60 Watt heat up!
When you don't need a full soldering 'battle station', this pen-type iron will work well, either on a bench-top or in a tool box. It can handle any task you throw at it, and the handy control box sets the temperature. Once the soldering is complete and the iron has cooled off, you can easily coil it up to keep your work space clean and tidy.
This soldering iron has an adjustable temperature range from 280oC to 480oC. For most lead-free soldering, try 400°C. For lead-based solder, 350°C will do. Adjust as necessary! It may not be as powerful or easy-to-use as the full stand-up Hakko, but it is a lot more portable. We also carry a soldering iron stand (and a deluxe model as well) in case you want to keep it from rolling around your desk.
Best of all, you can use this iron with Hakko tips. The tip it comes with is a nice general-purpose conical tip for all through-hole and larger-SMT work. But if you want to spice things up, grab any Hakko tip and swap it out once the iron has cooled down.