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Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron

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64-2184

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Product Summary

Melt a little or a lot.

A quality soldering work station with a dual-powered iron designed to make soldering jobs effortless. Beginners to technicians can use it with confidence for electronic repair, circuit boards and more.

  • Dual-powered iron handles most electronic and electrical jobs
  • Carbon steel holder secures iron when it's not in use
  • Sponge pad cleaner keeps tips clean

You'll also need

  • 120V AC Power Outlet
Pricing and availability: Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices advertised on this site are for online orders only. Prices on some items may differ from those advertised in RadioShack stores. All merchandise may not be available at all stores, and all stores may not participate in all sales promotions. We recommend you contact the store to confirm product availability and price.

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

  • Adjustable 20/40-watts soldering iron
  • Heavy non-slip base unit
  • Heat-dissipating coil
  • Tip-cleaning sponge pad
  • Owner's manual
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
Tech Specs
Product Support

Product support (4 matches)

Date added Document
June 11, 2009 Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron (Guía del comienzo rápido)
June 11, 2009 Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron (Guía Del Usuario)
June 11, 2009 Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron (Quick Start Guide)
June 11, 2009 Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron (User's Guide)

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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackSoldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron
 
2.0

(based on 190 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (100)

24%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good heat control (53)
  • High quality (12)
  • Cheap (7)
  • Heavy duty (7)
  • Good performance (6)

Cons

  • Poor quality (46)
  • NO replacement tips (30)
  • Poor heat control (26)
  • Weak generator (11)
  • No tips (5)

Best Uses

  • Minor projects (87)
  • Garage (24)
  • Large projects (15)
  • Paper weight (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (83), Professional (44), Casual do-it-yourselfer (24), Do-it-yourself (12), Designer (4)

Reviewed by 190 customers

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1.0

TERRIBLE!!!!!

By ProWld

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Professional

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Poor heat control
  • Poor quality

Best Uses

  • Taking Space At Landfill

Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

Don't buy this. You will regret it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very acceptable station.

By Baba Boey

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Good heat control
  • Simple

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Minor Projects

    Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

    Very simple to use. Have used it on electronics, amplifiers, video game consoles, and never had a problem.

     
    1.0

    Junk

    By Rick

    from Sebastian, FL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Poor heat control
    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

    • VERY light duty

    Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

    I've used soldering pencils in my RC hobbies and automotive stereo work for forty plus years. This unit was ok for tinning my work before soldering together but could not solder the wire to the circuit board. I had it set on 40 watts but it was too weak. I finished the job with my 15 watt Weller soldering pencil with no problems. This unit heated up mid shaft but failed to transfer the heat to the tip. JUNK...

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great unit but can't use with out tip

    By Rich

    from Saginaw Texas

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good heat control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garage

      Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

      If I knew I would not be able to buy the tip for this unit, I would not have bought it.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works great! RSU# 12439154 for tips.

      By WH

      from Gurnee, IL

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good heat control
      • Heavy duty
      • High quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garage
        • Large Projects
        • Minor Projects

        Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

        This unit does the trick. Dual power option is nice.

        No, there aren't replacement tips in store (boo hoo), BUT my local Gurnee, IL Radio Shack store was more than willing to place an RSU order for replacement tips matching the ones the unit came with.
        Ask for (RSU# 12439154)
        I bought 2 at $4.99 a piece and $2.50 shipping to my house. Arrived in about 3 days. Yay!
        Follow the status of your order at www.radioshack.com/rsu

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Product and Store Help--BIG BOMB

        By Mitch

        from Manchester NH

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

              I bought this 3 weeks ago. Finally got ready to use it and it would not heat. Went to the store to buy a different soldering system but was told that I could not plug it in to see if it works before I left. It is a 65 minute round trip to the store.

              (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tips are available lots of places.

              By Dave

              from Los Alamos

              About Me Professional

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

                    For tips look for Weller PL111, PL113, PL155, PL138. The PL138 is what it comes with.

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Miss the old RadioShack

                    By RocketScience

                    from St. Cloud MN

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Good Unit

                    Cons

                    • Poor heat control
                    • Poor quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Minor Projects

                    Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

                    NO TIPS. That is ridiculous. The only tips you can get for this gun are chisel tips and those are only available online and NOT in stores. Not buying this unit again.

                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Old school Archer rig

                    By Jim the Old Timer

                    from Mpls, MN

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Flexible
                    • Good heat control
                    • Powerful generator

                    Cons

                    • Tips hard to find

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Boards And Pots
                    • Garage
                    • Minor Projects

                    Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

                    I have had this one, and the stand-alone version they made years back and they work well and do the job quick and easy. These are the old Archer irons from back when Radio Shack knew what they were and what they were doing. A decent easy to find rig that should last for years and keep you happy for your hobby. They have a problem in that they do not stock these old-style tips, although Weller makes ones that fit. They do on-line. I bought a pile of them off ebay for cheap, so I expect they will outlast me. When you walk into Radio Shack and they try to sell you a cell phone, but have no idea what a resistor is, this is an old reminder of what once was.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Iron, served me well

                    By Robert L.

                    from Bethany, OK

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Cheap
                    • Good Iron For The Price
                    • Station Is Very Handy

                    Cons

                    • Cheap
                    • Only two heat settings

                    Best Uses

                    • Minor Projects

                    Comments about RadioShack Soldering Work Station with Dual-Powered Iron:

                    I have had the same model iron since 2004, and it only just failed this morning. 9 years of heavy use will take it's toll on anything, but this iron held up remarkably well. I am a PC tech and have used this to solder everything from AC jacks, to RC cars, to all kinds of other misc. electronics. For the price you can't expect much, but it has been good to me. Since mine finally gave up the ghost, I plan on purchasing another.

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