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Which solder iron will work for a beginner?
Don't want to spent to must on a Professional one like Magnum or Weller.



If I could choose there is noting better then a Magnum or Weller.
But if you are not sure if electronics is a good hobby you could start off with this entry kit  Soldering Iron Set (
Or if you are sure of going to do it every often day start with this better more robust one  ANENG SL102 Electric Soldering Iron (

This one compare with the Weller and Magnum one's and can be use as production iron with it's digital temp control build into the handle makes it a good alternative  solder Iron for any one working with electronics.

The ANENG SL102 Electric Soldering Iron is a practical and convenient tool for electronic engineers and enthusiasts. Let’s explore its features:

  1. Compact and Lightweight: The SL102 is designed for portability. Its compact size and lightweight build make it easy to handle during soldering tasks.
  2. Tip-Replaceable Design: The soldering iron features a tip-replaceable design. You can easily swap out the soldering iron tip when needed, ensuring longevity and versatility.
  3. Comfortable Control Handle: The ergonomic handle provides a comfortable grip, allowing you to work for extended periods without strain.
  4. Simple Control Interface: The straightforward control interface makes it easy to adjust settings. You can quickly set the desired temperature for your soldering tasks.
  5. Specifications:
    • Working Voltage: AC 200~240V, 50Hz
    • Temperature Range: 180~520°C (calibrated error less than +/-5°C)
    • Soldering Iron Tip: Compatible with 900 series tips (plug-in heating core)
    • Tin Time: 18~20 seconds
    • Alarm: Alerts if the heating element is open
    • Wattage: 60W

Whether you’re repairing electronics, assembling circuits, or working on DIY projects, the ANENG SL102 Electric Soldering Iron is a reliable companion.