Treat yourself with this wonderful pen-type Atten 65-Watt Soldering Iron. We love the durability, strong grounded cord, nice handle, and fast heat up designed with PTC ceramic material!
When you don’t need a full soldering ‘station’ this pen type iron will fulfill your needs. At 65W it can really handle any task you throw at it, and the lovely adjustable knob on the side lets you set the temperature so you get just the right temperature for your lead or lead-free solder. Once it is cooled off, you can easily coil it up and toss it into your workbox to keep your desktop clear.
This iron is an adjustable 65W iron so it heats up fast, with a temperature range from 250ºC-480ºC, For most lead-free soldering, try 400°C. For lead-based solder, 350°C will do. Adjust as necessary using the integrated display and buttons! It’s not as easy-to-use as the full stand-up Hakko, but it is a lot more portable.
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