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Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron

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Product Summary

A cordless, refillable gas-powered soldering iron.

This Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron provides cord-free convenience for your soldering needs. You can choose between a conical 1mm solder tip with a maximum temperature of up to about 1022°F (550°C) or a blowtorch tip with a maximum temperature of 2372°F (1300°C). The cap has a built-in striker for added convenience.

  • 50-watt equivalent iron provides up to 30 minutes of continuous use at mid setting
  • Refills quickly with standard cigarette-lighter butane (not included)
  • Adjustable flame has a heating range as low as 30-watt and as high as 70-watt electric irons

You'll also need

  • Butane fuel
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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

  • Striker/cap
  • Soldering iron/torch
  • Blowtorch tip
  • Conical soldering tip
  • Owner's manual
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

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

Product support (2 matches)

Date added Document
November 05, 2008 Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron (Guía Del Usuario)
November 05, 2008 Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron (User's Guide)

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RadioShackMini Butane Gas-Powered Iron
 
4.2

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good heat control (22)
  • High quality (17)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good value (12)
  • Good performance (10)

Cons

  • Poor heat control (4)

Best Uses

  • Minor projects (26)
  • Garage (19)
  • Large projects (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (12), Professional (12), Casual do-it-yourselfer (7)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent in the field

By Jim

from Philadelphia

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

        It's fast and quick to put away. Perfect for field service. I had one many years ago and can't live without it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great iron

        By ed

        from tuscumbia ,al

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garage
            • Minor Projects

            Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

            Before you refill, purge the valve. Fixed the slow leak. if you hear a hising sound then purge.

             
            3.0

            An ok tool for the money

            By Josh the led guy

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Easy For Beginners
            • Great price
            • High heat

            Cons

            • Cheaply Constructed
            • Manual Ignition
            • Short Life Expectancy

            Best Uses

            • Lite Jobs

            Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

            RadioShack (iroda) has made tool that is inexpensive yet performs alongside of professional irons. Here's the catch though, it's cheaply made. This tool is perfect for a DIY'er however if you plan on using it often, I recommend using a higher quality tool such as the solderpro by solder it. I have gone through about 5 or 6 of these RadioShack brand irons within the past 2-3 years and not even using them often. More as a back up if my pro120 is out of gas.
            The other thing I don't like is the fact that you have to worry about keeping the cap because it is a manual ignition and the lighter is built in that. You also have to worry about the flint, however in most cases the iron stopped working long before the flint wore out.

            Bottom line is
            It's hard to say price vs quality, if you need a iron for a few heavy jobs only and don't want to spend over $100 on a high wattage electric or butane iron then the radio shack iron is what you want.
            If you're looking for longevity then you want a different iron such as what I mentioned above.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Control for small spaces

            By wizbang_fl

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good heat control
            • High quality
            • Powerful generator

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Electronics
              • Small Spaces

              Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

              This torch has been really useful, particularly where an electric torch isn't feasible due to the location of where it needs to be used. The flame control is very responsive and flexible, but not so sensitive that a little knock of the tool causing it to go from a low to high flame. Many tip options make it useful for many different tasks. Wish another were made in a larger style for bigger jobs, because it's so easy to hold and maneuver due to the design. Allowed me to wire in an pancake AC unit in the ceiling with limited free space to maneuver. A normal torch was too large and created too big a flame, this worked perfectly.

              Really not a fan of the "flameless"torches as determining where you are heating. This torch has a visable flame which makes it easy to tell where heat is being applied or using the various tips for use with electronics.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great tool

              By Sparky

              from Tx

              About Me Professional

              Pros

              • Sips Fuel
              • Very convenient

              Cons

              • Hard To Light In Wind

              Best Uses

              • Garage
              • Minor Projects

              Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

              I love this little soldering iron. Very convenient and reliable. Keep it in a small box with some solder, tape, shrink wrap, butane re-fill, and a de-soldering bulb. Just grab the box and go. The torch tip also works great for heating the shrink tubing.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              i have bought this time after time

              By meeda

              from Fortuna, CA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Have With Me All
              • Fairly Cheap To Operate
              • Quick
              • Reliable Solder Spots
              • Works Upside Down

              Cons

              • Difficulty Replacing Flin
              • Impurities In Butane Clos
              • Poor Workmanship At Facto
              • Torch Tip Burns Through Q

              Best Uses

              • Mini-projects Wiring
              • Out In Weather

              Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

              have used for years;would be lost without, . but... i have had to replace once a month for @ 7 mo.couple years back, then get one ive been using ever since, just now wearing out, have had good luck using 5x purified butane WAY less impuritys ; need more available repair pieces connecter hose for example ;attaching screens in solder tip better, they fall out quickly.
              but all in all i love mine and readily reccomend to all who listen
              oh yeah keep more in stock;shouldnt really run out yah?

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Mini Butane better than others

              By Uncle Bill

              from Washington DC

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Good heat control
              • High quality
              • Integrated lighter
              • Visible fuel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garage
                • Minor Projects

                Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

                Use it all the time for toys, musical instruments, video and audio equipment, telephones, boats etc etc. It's better than two others I tried: lasts longer, workers better, always ready to go in a single unit. The fuel seems to last forever.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A MUST-HAVE

                By Marcus

                from Philadelphia, Pa

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Heats Quickly
                • Heavy duty
                • High quality
                • Portability

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Garage
                • Large Projects
                • Minor Projects
                • Outdoor

                Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

                This Product is fantastic. I have had mine for over 7 years now and it has just kept on working. Yesterday I finally replaced the tip so I could use it again and... Good as new. I've used this thing so much I've even had to replace the flint in the striking wheel multiple times.
                Great portability without batteries allows you to pretty much use this little guy anywhere and never need to stop and recharge batteries or deal with electrical cords. Even on small projects it is nice to not have that annoying cord in your way.
                It also comes with a torch attachment that turns it into a small butane powered torch perfect for many smaller jobs as well.
                I've used this little guy to solder two wires together and then I heat-shrink a cover over the exposed wires and solder-joint with the torch.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                SOLDERING AT IT'S BEST

                By Bruce with Jesus Christ

                from Roseville, CA

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • High Heat outside

                Cons

                • None at this time

                Best Uses

                • Auto Work

                Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

                This little gas powered soldering Iron beats most high priced models like Weller. O.K. I needed it for one project on my vehicle. With a little 2:00pm breeze it out-performed the expensive models sold elsewhere. As soon as the catylist caught and it turned red it stayed hot. The solder joints were molten liquid solder and cooled to a very good solder joint. That is what you want. This Iron for Radio Shack is the BEST!!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT IRON TORCH, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!

                By flavio

                from Cape Cod/MA

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good heat control
                • High quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Minor Projects

                  Comments about RadioShack Mini Butane Gas-Powered Iron:

                  This torch is very durable, I've had mine for about three years now. I have several other ones from different manufacturers and some of them lasted for less than 72 hours...meaning...they just stopped working. RadioShack's torch on the other hand is still going.

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