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Product Summary

Get it right the first time.

This soldering station takes the guesswork out of the temperature equation. You simply enter a desired Fahrenheit or Celsius setting. As the iron heats up, the temperature reading on the LCD display increases so you can easily see when it's ready to use. There are even three presets that enable you to select frequently used temperatures with the push of a button.

  • Makes it easy for you to select the exact temperature you need for your specific application
  • Digital LCD display, interchangeable between Fahrenheit and Celsius
  • Display shows temperature setting and actual temperature
  • Ideal for lead-free solder, rosin-core, lead-based, silver-bearing or any other
  • 3 temperature presets for frequently used temperatures
  • Detachable iron with pencil-style tip
  • Includes cradle stand
  • Temperature range from 302-842° Fahrenheit (150-450° Celsius)
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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

  • Soldering iron temperature control box
  • Detachable soldering iron stand
  • Soldering iron
  • Sponge
  • Owner's manual
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
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November 21, 2012 Digital Soldering Station (Guía Del Usuario)
March 10, 2008 Digital Soldering Station (User's Guide)

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Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station
 
3.6

(based on 156 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (31)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good heat control (108)
  • High quality (78)
  • Powerful generator (41)
  • Heavy duty (40)
  • Good value (5)

Cons

  • NO replacement tips (9)
  • Poor quality (9)
  • Poor heat control (8)
  • No replacement parts (5)
  • No tips (4)

Best Uses

  • Minor projects (77)
  • Large projects (59)
  • Garage (39)
  • Electronics (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (68), Avid do-it-yourselfer (53), Casual do-it-yourselfer (14), Novice (4), Do-it-yourself (3)

Reviewed by 156 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Parts Are So Hard To Find!

By Adam

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good heat control
  • Powerful generator

Cons

  • Parts Are Not Offered

Best Uses

  • Garage
  • Large Projects
  • Minor Projects

Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

I've had this station for over 2 years. About 6 months ago I noticed that the iron was not heating up at all. I took the pen apart and saw that the ceramic heating element was cracked. I went to my local Radio Shack and asked about replacement parts. I was told that they do not offer parts for their most expensive iron. I did some research on the digital pen part to see if I could find one for sale elsewhere. It turns out the (RadioShack digital soldering station) uses the same pen found on the (Atten Soldering Iron #938). If you type that model in google you can find parts! I was able to get a new pen shipped to me for nineteen dollars including shipping.

 
1.0

No replacement parts, Terrible

By Donnie

from Utah

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

    Cons

    • No replacement parts

    Best Uses

      Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

      Great iron till it breaks the only items you can buy are replacement tips and nothing else making it a pretty expensive disposable item!

       
      1.0

      DO NOT BUY THIS

      By Jimyork

      from DC metro

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Powerful generator

      Cons

      • Poor heat control
      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

      • None

      Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

      The Base station is great with heat control & sensing, but the Soldering iron is worthless. I loved it for 2 weeks then it fell apart (literally!). it is a plastic on plastic screw mount and pulls apart even though it looks fine. (not stripped)so the heating power of the base never transfers to the tip. the store I bought it from doesn't carry it any more and I cant find a replacement for the iron. if I could find a high quality replacement solder iron for it and some more tips I would give it 5 stars. as is don't buy

       
      4.0

      Great For Home Projects

      By Martini, and yes electronics are my game

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Operate
      • Easy To Read
      • Good Features
      • Good heat control
      • Heats fast
      • Takes A Beating

      Cons

      • A Little Cheap Feeling
      • Temp Reading Wrong

      Best Uses

      • Home Electronics Projects
      • Minor Projects

      Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

      I use this Iron/Station in my home shop only, but I use it daily. I probably solder/desolder at least an hour EVERY night and in five years I have not had one problem. And for the money? This iron can't be beat. I have owned 2 Weller stations and used them the same way, they didn't last. I use a Hakko FM-202 for work, but nothing can touch that iron (or it's price). If you're thinking of this iron for medium to light home projects, don't hesitate, it's worth it.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      It's ideal in a disposable world

      By Hippie Emeritus

      from Tulsa

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • The Soldering Was Okay

      Cons

      • A Cheaper Iron Is Better
      • Go China For Parts

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair
      • Guitar Repair

      Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

      As a tinkerer extraordinaire I save to purchase the best and this soldering station model 64053 isn't it. Save your money for a better unit elsewhere.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      False Temp Reading

      By RocketRdr

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor heat control

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

          The tip doesn't get even remotely close to what the displace temp is. Turn it all the way up and it will read that the tip is over 800*F but a temp probe proves that its just barely over 300*F. Changed tips several times and had the same end result. The hottest I've been able to get this iron to heat up to is 340*F while the displace was showing well over 800*F. This is a decent iron but it doesn't perform as advertised.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Cant find a needle housing replacement

          By daxter

          from clearwater. fl

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

                I really like this digit soldering station. But I only had about a month of use before I broke the needle housing and now I can not find the replacement soldering iron unit or the parts to repair my old one.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great iron

                By Rc junky

                from Pa

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Good heat control
                • High quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Projects
                  • Minor Projects

                  Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

                  I do a lot of soldering on RC planes and helicopters. This iron never fails me. I solder for hours at times and after two years i have had no problems.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I've Owned one for six years now...-

                  By Solder Sam the Wire Man

                  from Cydonia

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good heat control
                  • Heavy duty
                  • High quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Ham Radio Projects

                    Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

                    This unit has served me well in the six years I've owned it. It's a great unit and parts ARE available. Buy with confidence.

                    (92 of 92 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not as bad (or as great) as being stated

                    By REALab Engineer

                    from Ann Arbor, MI

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • 3 Temperature Presets
                    • Easy To Wield
                    • Heats Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Quality Control Is So-so
                    • Temp Display Inaccurate
                    • Wand Has Short Cord

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack® Digital Soldering Station:

                      Okay, half the reviews seem to indicate that this station is cruddy and half seem to say it's the best thing since sliced bread. The truth lies somewhere in between. Let's separate the truth from the lies:

                      "No Replacement Tips/Parts" - FALSE.
                      Many tips (and other parts) are available - (as has been established in other reviews).

                      "Good Performance for the $$" - TRUE.
                      You generally can't find digitally controlled stations under $150 elsewhere. And those that you do are (for the most part) worse than this one.

                      "Heats Quickly" - TRUE.
                      Actually, QUITE quickly - although the heat doesn't transfer well to the tip unless you put a little heatsink compound between the element and the tip.

                      "As Good as a Weller(/Hakko/MetCal/other)" - FALSE.
                      It's close to SOME Weller models, but it's not quite as good (as the ones I've used anyway). Also, I don't think it's in the same leauge as a Hakko or a MetCal (nor would I expect it to be for the money).

                      "Tips don't oxidize" - FALSE.
                      You will have to keep the tip clean just as you would with any iron, in fact, more so than most I find.

                      "Holds temperature well" - TRUE.
                      However, it does NOT hold the temperature it's displaying (which is off by 30 - 150 degrees C), but it is consistent in that once it reaches a supposed temp, it stays within a degree or two of it (whatever it may be).

                      "Handle is flimsy" - DEPENDS.
                      If you solder, replace the handle in the holder, and turn down the temperature (and don't step on it!), the handle could last a lifetime.
                      If you crank the iron up and leave it on high all day, however, the handle WILL eventaully crack (particularly on or near the collar threads).

                      BOTTOM LINE:
                      For a hobbyist (or even a professional) doing low duration (<4 hrs a day) or mid-to-low temperature work, this is a good value.
                      If you plan on using high-temp (i.e. lead-free) solder and/or doing large surfaces like chassis or shielded connectors for 8 hrs a day, however, you'll want to go better.

                      If you do buy one, check the unit ASAP (and thoroughly) after purchasing so you can exchange it if necessary (as there are occasionally bad ones), and be aware that the cord attached to the wand isn't particularly long, so you'll have to put the station near where you want to work.

                      Hopefully, I've provided a review which is a little more fair and balanced than most of what I've read. Good luck, all.

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