Soldering Irons

Soldering irons are hand-held tools that are used to apply heat through a metal tip, enabling the melting of solder wire in order to create fixings and perform small welding operations. Melting solder helps it to flow into the joint between the heating element and a piece of work, with this then becoming a strong join once the solder has cooled and hardened.

Soldering irons are usually supplied with a stand so that the heated iron can be safely secured while not in operation, rather than risking potential damage by putting the tool down directly on the work surface. For more information about soldering irons and all the equipment you need to solder, please see our complete guide to soldering irons.

What types of soldering irons are there?

Due to the numerous applications soldering can be used for, there are different types of soldering irons to meet different requirements. Each type has its own benefits, which we have listed below.

Gas Powered

Lead-free, gas-powered soldering irons are normally fuelled by butane gas, which is stored in a reservoir or tank that can be refilled or replaced, depending on the model. These irons are especially useful when there is no mains power available in the area where soldering will be taking place, and their cordless design allows for more freedom of movement when tight or difficult angles are involved.

Used mainly for occasional repairs, gas powered soldering irons can have an adjustable temperature range that can be controlled due to the ability to adjust the gas flame.

Electric Powered

Perhaps the most commonly found in workshops and school technology departments, electrical soldering irons maintain a consistent temperature due to being plugged into the mains. This can make them easier to use, especially for repetitive work, as there is a guaranteed temperature at all times which helps to maintain accuracy. Suitable for both soldering or desoldering work, electric soldering irons are more likely to feature a built-in socket that enables the replacement and switching of iron tips. This can allow for easy and efficient tooling changes during a project, allowing the user to switch between iron tip types to best suit their requirements.

Battery Powered

Battery-powered soldering irons are fitted with rechargeable or replaceable batteries, making them quick to set up and easy to operate. They are another cordless version of the tool, giving more freedom of movement without the worry of a trailing power cord getting in the way. They are easily portable, making them ideal for on-the-go professional tradespeople or DIY use.

Who uses soldering irons?

Soldering irons are used in a variety of applications, including pyrography, electronics assembly, workshops, repairing components and creating detailed artwork. They are commonly used in the assembly of PCB boards and can be used to repair electronic components within a larger system.


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RS Stock No. 162-9028
Mfr. Part No.T0056402199N
BrandWeller
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SPI 27 Electric Soldering Iron 25W 230V Type C - Euro Plug SPI26 - - 410°C -
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XS25 Electric Soldering Iron 25W 24V - 50 - - - -
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XS25 Electric Soldering Iron 25W 24V - 50 - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.T0052922499N
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WXP 90 Electric Soldering Iron 90W 24V - XNT THM WX1 WX2 WXD2 WXA2 WXR3 - - -
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XS25 Electric Soldering Iron 25W 230V - 50 - XS 390°C -
RS Stock No. 415-3669
Mfr. Part No.G13400141
BrandErsa
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Independent 130 - - - - - 0G132AN, 0G132BE, 0G132CN, 0G132HE, 0G132KN, 0G132MN, 0G132VN Independent 130 Gas Soldering Iron - - -
RS Stock No. 909-8157
Mfr. Part No.T0052920899N
BrandWeller
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WXP 80 Electric Soldering Iron 80W 24V - LT WX1 Station, WX2 Station, WXA2 Station, WXD2 Station, WXR3 Station - 450°C -
RS Stock No. 660-179
Mfr. Part No.T0151004099N
BrandWeller
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TCP 12 Battery Soldering Iron 35W 12V - PTAA P50; P51 & PS Series Power Units - - -
RS Stock No. 200-7738
Mfr. Part No.TK2EN70
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TC25 Electric Soldering Iron 25W 24V - MK2 660TC Soldering Station TC - -
RS Stock No. 909-8150
Mfr. Part No.T0052920999N
BrandWeller
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WXP 80 Electric Soldering Iron 80W 24V - LT WX1 Station, WX2 Station, WXA2 Station, WXD2 Station, WXR3 Station - 450°C -
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SHP-PM Electric Soldering Iron - - - P TMT-2000S-PM SHP - -
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SHP-SM Electric Soldering Iron - - - S TMT-2000S-SM SHP - -
RS Stock No. 188-7167
Mfr. Part No.T0052515399N
BrandWeller
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FE 50 Electric Soldering Iron 50W 24V - ETB - - - -
RS Stock No. 767-3214
Mfr. Part No.0840CDJ
BrandErsa
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- Electric Soldering Iron 80W - - 832, 842 Ersa Digital 80 A (0DIG80A); Digital 2000 A (0DIG20A84) - - -
RS Stock No. 730-0736
Mfr. Part No.T0052920399
BrandWeller
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WXMP Electric Soldering Iron 40W 12V - RT Weller WX Stations - - -
RS Stock No. 135-878
Mfr. Part No.T0052711699N
BrandWeller
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HAP 200 Electric Soldering Iron 200W 24V - - WR3M Rework Station - - -
RS Stock No. 415-3798
Mfr. Part No.G07400141
BrandErsa
PHP7,142.99
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Independent 75 - - - - - 0G072AN, 0G072BE, 0G072CN, 0G072KN, 0G072RE, 0G072VN, HE0G072 Independent 75 gas soldering iron - - -
RS Stock No. 176-6870
Mfr. Part No.T0051605899
BrandWeller
PHP12,060.36
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Pyropen Piezo Gas Soldering Iron - - - - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.0270BDJ
BrandErsa
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- Electric Soldering Iron 20W 24V - 212 ANA20A; DIG20A27; SMT60A/AC;TW80A - - -
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