You can choose from wireless soldering tools or maybe an Instant Cool Solder Iron is on your list. Of course, don’t forget about the traditional standbys like Soldering Iron.
So let’s start off with the type of soldering tool you should choose. If your work is for the most part performed in a service bench atmosphere then I would suggest choosing a Soldering Station. There are many choices of Solder Stations, but the general rule is to choose one that has an adjustable power (wattage) setting. This gives you many Soldering Irons in one tool. The Solder Station also gives you a place to quickly store your Soldering Iron between uses. The biggest downfall of a Solder Station is its lack of portability because of its size and need for an AC power supply.
If you decide to choose one of today’s quick cool Soldering Iron you may want to take these important factors into consideration first. They are indeed the best when it comes to portability. They don’t require an AC power source, and most batteries in these types of Solder Irons in most cases give you up to 10 hours of use before needing to be recharged. The downfall with these types of Solder Irons is the lack of power (wattage). The fast cool Solder Irons I have had the pleasure of using had a maximum power of ten watts. This may be ample power for small solder jobs or work with heat-sensitive components, but if you are working with wire or larger components that do not heat sensitive this will not provide enough
power for the job.
Solder Irons and Soldering Guns that require an AC power source offer a wide variety of power (wattage) options and some portability in one package. Solder Guns offer a wattage that provides enough power for soldering wire and other large components but don’t allow the technician the flexibility to get into small areas. Soldering Iron on the other hand gives you the flexibility of a wide range of wattages from 6 watts up to 60 watts. They also allow you to change to different styles of soldering tips for almost every imaginable soldering job.
So now that you are an expert in regards to Soldering Iron go out there and shop with confidence. I’m sure you will find exactly what you are looking for.