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40-Watt Pencil Iron

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64-2071

 | Catalog #: 64-2071
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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
 
3.5

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good heat control (16)
  • Powerful generator (7)
  • Heavy duty (6)
  • High quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)
  • Poor heat control (4)

Best Uses

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

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2.0

Didnt last long

By DarthStang

from Knoxville Tennessee

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Good heat control

Cons

  • Poor quality

Best Uses

    Comments about RadioShack 40-Watt Pencil Iron:

    This thing worked great for a little while. After about 4 uses it simply stopped working.

    (1 of 2 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 4 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 5 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 3 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 5 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.

                  (7 of 7 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 7 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.

                      (5 of 5 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 14 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?

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