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40-Watt Pencil Iron

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64-2071

 | Catalog #: 64-2071
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Valid until: 05/03/14
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Product Summary

Heat things up.

Perfect for kit building and minor repairs, this 40-watt soldering iron produces temperatures up to 600-640°F.

  • Produces 600-640°F: perfect for kit building or minor repairs
  • Replaceable screw-in 1/4" tip is easy to switch out
  • Safety stand gives you a place to put your hot iron
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Disclaimer: California residents: WARNING: This product contains, or when used for soldering and similar applications produces, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects (or other reproductive harm).

What's in the box

  • Watt Pencil Soldering Iron
  • Screw-in 1/4" tip
  • Owner's manual
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShack40-Watt Pencil Iron
 
3.6

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good heat control (15)
  • Powerful generator (7)
  • Heavy duty (6)
  • High quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)
  • Poor heat control (4)

Best Uses

  • Minor projects (17)
  • Large projects (5)
  • Garage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (16), Professional (8), Casual do-it-yourselfer (7)

Reviewed by 42 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best for circuit boards I think

By trying

from GA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good heat control

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

      Not quite enough heat for heavier gauge wire

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Iron for the money

      By tonymech

      from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good heat control
      • Great value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garage
        • Minor Projects

        Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

        No problems at all with this soldering iron, works really good. The best part is the price!!!

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        only worked until the warranty to expire

        By onehandedsoldering

        from Toledo, OH

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Cheap Not In A Good Way

        Cons

        • Poor quality

        Best Uses

        • Sitting In The Store

        Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

        It worked only long enough for the warranty to expire BUY A BETTER BRAND

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        it's not you it's the tool

        By master guitar electronic overhauler

        from ny ny

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor heat control
          • Poor quality
          • Weak generator

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

            Spent a few hours trying (unsuccessfully) to wire up guitar pickups, switches, and potentiometers.

            Solder would not flow onto contacts no matter how long I held tip to joint. Tip was hot but not hot enough to do the job.

            Exchanged iron for another (exact same model)
            Was a able to complete job easily.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Must have purchased a defective unit.

            By Disappointed

            from Pacific Northwest

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor heat control
              • Weak generator

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

                I purchased this unit for my son to begin learning how to solder (and to keep him and my wife away from from expensive digital unit) and based on the reviews I thought this would be a good starter iron. Tinning was difficult, handle was overly hot and it took FOREVER to heat up. Additionally, it could never hold an adequate temperature for even the minor work/kit building we were trying to do. I'm not sure it's worth trying to exchange.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great bang for the buck

                By Cap'n Scrufffy

                from Tampa, FL

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good heat control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hobbying
                  • Large Projects
                  • Minor Projects

                  Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

                  One of the best 40 watt irons for the money! I own three of these (different tip in each) and they have all been great. My 12 year old one works the same as my 6 year old unit. Just keep the tips clean,shaped and tinned and you should get the same reliable service as I have. As good as my 2 Wellers and feel better in the hand.

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  nice

                  By solderfiend

                  from Boston Ma

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Good heat control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Minor Projects

                    Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

                    Use this for electronics projects, repairs often used 6-8 hours at a time.I had doubts because of the price, Had it for a couple of years and has not failed only bad thing the end of the tip melted off one day soldering some wire together..Just bought a new tip. I am very happy with this product.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Won't die!

                    By solderingagainsoon

                    from San Fran Bay

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Heavy duty

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

                        My dad gave me this, his "old" one, maybe 15 years ago. Different handle, but same model number. I can't believe I can get a new tip for it after all this time!

                        (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        NEW HOBBY!

                        By 12 year old begginer

                        from MN

                        About Me Beginner

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Minor Projects

                            Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

                            I just got mine plugged it in and in 3-5 minuets it was smokeing?

                            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By Nick papa gorgeio

                            from Rochester NY

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Projects

                                Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

                                I am an electrician by trade, I had the task of un wiring,re-locating, and re-wiring a punch press that is capable of delivering 400 tons of pressing power. The press stands aprox. 25ft high. One of the sensor cables got damaged in the process and I needed to re solder ten connections on the plug end. The origional solder used must have been high temp because is de solderd a little slow, but this iron did it. Great tool to have handy.

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