Power Probe PPSK Butane Soldering Kit Review

Power Probe PPSK Butane Soldering

Summary

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Comes with supply for immediate use
  • Flame adjustment to 5 different sizes
  • Ergonomic grip
  • Perfect torch and iron

Cons

  • Frequently need new tips
  • Needs more butane after 3 to four hours to continue working
  • Power - 88%
    88%
  • Quality - 92%
    92%
  • Quick Heating - 95%
    95%
  • Customer Reviews - 98%
    98%
  • Works Properly - 95%
    95%
Overall
94%

There are several butane soldering kits available in the market and finding one should not be a challenge. However, not all the kits you come across will meet your unique demands. You risk running into just as many sub-standard soldering tools as reliable offers. It is, therefore, advisable to carefully review the existing options before making a decision. Even if the kit is from highly reputable manufacturers, there are differences between the available models. Power Probe PPSK is one of the favorite butane soldering kits you will find in the main stores. Here is a brief descriptive review of the kit including its features, benefits, pros, and cons.

Power Probe PPSK Butane Soldering

Power Probe PPSK Butane Soldering Iron Kit in a Case

Power Probe PPSK Features and Specifications

As aforementioned, Power Probe PPSK is basically a soldering kit that uses butane to provide the heat (fire). This soldering kit comes with various features and specs to help you achieve soldering, wire cutting, brazing and heat-shrink wrapping among other things.

Some of the features you will find include:

  • A 120-watt 500-BTU kit – this kit comes with 3 soldering tips, a soldering tool, injection tip, heat shield, hot knife and a tube of solder wires.
  • Electronic ignition – you do not need any matchsticks or lighters to ignite your butane soldering kit. It uses electronic ignition and cutout.
  • Flame adjustment – you can adjust the flame size from an inch to 2″ inches depending on your application. The kit offers a maximum temperature of 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit as a torch and 950 degrees Fahrenheit as a solder.
  • A strong ergonomic carrying case – complete with a sponge and tray, the carrying case allows easy organization of your butane soldering items and closes into an ergonomic case that is easy to carry along. It only weighs 14.4 ounces

There are other minor features you will find in this small soldering kit including adjustment wrenches and a shield to protect your eyes.

Power Probe PPSK Pros

The benefits of Power Probe PPSK butane soldering kit are quite evident and straightforward. The kit can be used in various applications ranging from soldering to heat-shrink wrapping, circuit boards, plastic and wire cutting, splicing and brazing among others. It is easy to use, comes with a full roll of raisin solder and a heat shield. Some of the crystal pros include;

  • Easy to use
  • Safe to use
  • Comes with supply for immediate use
  • Electronic ignition for convenience
  • Flame adjustment to 5 different sizes
  • Ergonomic grip
  • Perfect torch and iron

Cons

With all its pros, Power Probe PPSK does have a few cons just like any other butane soldering kit. Some of the disadvantages users have raised include;

  • Frequently need new tips
  • Needs more butane after 3 to four hours to continue working

Summary

Most concerns raised seem to revolve around the quality especially when compared to top designs. It is important to note that this butane soldering kit cannot be compared with other high-end professional models used for a large-scale application. It is provided for small-scale soldering needs, and the tank does not hold that much gas (needs a refill every four hours of use). However, it performs excellently when used for small soldering needs for which it is provided. It also comes with a warranty and quality guarantee including provisions to replace deliveries that may arrive already faulty due to packaging and transportation issues. It is advisable to shop from credible retailers that can offer original genuine quality kits.

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Power Probe PPSK Butane Soldering Kit Review
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