Legendary Weller WE1010NA Digital Soldering Station

Weller WE1010NA Soldering Station
Weller WE1010NA

Product Name: Weller WE1010NA

Product Description: Weller WE1010NA is really one of the best soldering stations that you can buy now on the market. It has many advanced features which can help you in everyday soldering.

Summary

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Pros

  • Powerful
  • Simple to Use
  • Stable Temperatures
  • Lots of Features

Cons

  • Durability
  • Power - 90%
    90%
  • Quality - 95%
    95%
  • Quick Heating - 98%
    98%
  • Customer Reviews - 96%
    96%
  • Works Properly - 100%
    100%
Overall
96%

The Weller WE1010NA digital soldering station is suitable for beginners and experienced solderers. It is excellent for beginners mainly because the temperature is variable (this is really a must-have for most).

Most newbies who attempt to use a high wattage (too high temperature) soldering iron tend to burn out specific components they are trying to solder or boil their flux before it gets a chance even to clean the components. Not good.

Weller WE1010NA

Weller WE1010NA

Soldering Iron Tips

There are a lot of different replacement tips available for the Weller WE1010NA. Over time your soldering iron tip can/will wear out, but how soon and how often you need to replace it depends on the amount of use. Since it is a Weller soldering station, you are in luck since the tips are readily available and come in many different varieties. A chisel tip, needlepoint conical, and a screwdriver tip are usually more than enough for the average hobbyist.

The soldering tip isn’t secured using the normal barrel nut that most soldering irons use. It is secured to the pencil by screwing it on. This saves time and also gives it a less bulky look. Other users also like the fact that these soldering iron tips do not get the black build-up like other cheap soldering stations.

Heating

The Weller WE1010NA has speedy thermal recovery, which is needed for quick and efficient soldering. The soldering iron tip heats up extremely fast in just a few seconds. Usually, when you turn it on and pick it up, it is ready to go. The heat source of this soldering station is integrated within the handle. So whenever the soldering tip dies, the heater continues to work.

One really great feature of this soldering station is the ability to program temperature presets! Meaning you can just press a button. It will change to whatever temperature you desire, and not have to worry about fiddling with the soldering station. The Weller soldering station temperatures range from 150 degrees to about 850 degrees, which allows the user to work with lead-free solder.

Durability

The Weller WE1010NA digital soldering station might have a slight weakness in this area. I have found that one consumer had an issue with the soldering pencil after a few years of use from my research. The hobbyist was attempting to change the soldering tip, and it would not unscrew by hand. The user ended up removing the tip with pliers and damaging the WMP. After more research on this subject (various electronics/hobby forums) doesn’t appear to be a normal issue with this soldering station. So I wouldn’t be concerned about it; the user could of just possibly had a bad unit.

Dimensions

  • Weight: 5.5 Pounds
  • Length: 5.91 Inches
  • Width 8.86 Inches
  • Height 12.4 Inches

Features

  • The station features a large (67mm x 29mm) high contrast LCD.
  • Variable Temperatures
  • Programmable Temperature Presets
  • Other Programmable features such as temperature standby, lockout, set-back, and offset
  • Quick Thermal Recovery
  • Quick Tip Changes
  • Iron Stand is Adjustable up to 4 different positions.
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Conclusion

The Weller WE1010NA is among the best available soldering stations right now. With all of its great features and minimal cons, I would recommend this to any hobbyist. For a newbie to soldering or even the experts, the Weller WE1010NA is an excellent choice.

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