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Soldering Iron

Reviewing: Chicago Electric Power Tools Soldering Iron  |  Rating:
junebugco By junebugco on
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I was in need of a Soldering Iron to repair broken wires on a fluorescent light and a flashlight when someone suggested that I try Harbor Freight Tools. I had never been in their store so when I did get the chance I wanted to have plenty of time to browse around. I have to admit Harbor Freight Tools turned out to be a nice hardware store.

The Soldering Iron that Harbor Freight Tools carried was a Chicago Electric Power Tools brand. It comes with a four and a half foot electric cord and a small stand to place the iron on when hot. The soldering iron is 30W / 120VAC 60Hz and plugs into a regular electrical outlet.The handle and stand are molded orange plastic. The handle has black letters with the manufacture's name, electrical rating and UL listed symbol. There is also a warning label to wear safey glasses and keep away from children printed on the handle.

The business end of the Soldering Iron comes with a removable pointed tip which is held in place with a phillips head screw which appears to be made of stainless steel. The Soldering Iron gets hot when plugged in, there is no on/off switch. The tip will melt the solder when contact is made fusing the wires to the contact surface.

It is advisable to work in a well vented area since the solder will emit some fumes and be careful not to burn yourself or the electric cord that powers the Soldering Iron.