Best Soldering Stations of 2020
Traditional soldering irons perform poorly commercial settings, as they are slow and cumbersome to use. Moreover, they are ineffective at soldering some materials, as they do not hold their heat long enough to be effective. To up your work rate and improve the quality of products that you make, you will need a soldering station instead. They have massive power supplies that heat fast and efficiently when needed. They also hold temperature and have easy to use all in one designs.
List of the Best Soldering Stations of 2020
1. Weller WLC100 Soldering Station
You can use the Weller WLC100 soldering station to handle personal and professional soldering projects. It can handle temperatures as high as 900 Fahrenheit and is therefore versatile. You can adjust the station’s power from 5-40 watts using the power control feature for accuracy. The station has a lightweight design with a pencil iron construction that does not wear you down. It also has a plush foam grip that is comfortable to hold for long hours without bruising/cutting your fingers.
The Weller WLC100 soldering station has a UL certification from relevant bodies that assures you of its safety. This station provides consistent performance thanks to its ST3 iron-plated tip. The tip also has a long service life and allows you to use it on long soldering projects without running out. You also have a space to rest your pencil safely on the in-built soldering holder. In this product’s package, you will find a cleaning sponge that you can use to get rid of unwanted residue.
What We Like
- Free cleaning sponge
- In-built soldering holder
- UL certification
- Ergonomic, comfortable grip
You can purchase the Weller WLC100 station with confidence thanks to its UL certification that assures you of its quality. Its manufacturer also provides you with a free cleaning sponge to keep the station free of unwanted residue.
2. X-Tronic #3020 Soldering Station
X-Tronic #3020 soldering station has an ergonomic design that gives you a firm and comfortable grip. It works at a temperature of approximately ±3.6°F/2.0°C, which prevents its tips and other components from overheating resulting in damage. The station’s package consists of five soldering tips, a roll holder, a soldering holder made of iron and a tip cleaner. A blue LED eases review of its settings, while its auto cool feature prevents it from overheating while in use.
An ergonomic grip makes X-Tronic #3020 soldering station comfortable to use. The handle is heat resistant and therefore protects the fingers against burns. This station also detects the soldering tips’ temperature and corrects it using the Magic Temperature Compensation Technology.
What We Like
- Ergonomic grip
- Heat-resistant handle
- Temperature compensation
- Temperature stability
The X-Tronic #3020 soldering station has a temperature stability feature that prevents its tips against damage. Its tips and parts, therefore, achieve a long service life, serving you longer.
3. Hakko FX888D-23BY Soldering Station
Hakko FX888D-23BY soldering station uses T18 tips that have a high heat conductivity. These tips provide the stations with high thermal recovery and allow you to solder at low temperatures. Working at low temperatures consequently reduces the thermal impact on the station’s components and tip oxidations thereby prolonging their service life. The station measures 9.6×9.6×7.3 inches, a compact size that gives it a small footprint thus requiring small storage space. It also has high stability, which it achieves through the positioning of points close to its outer edge.
The two operation switches of the Hakko FX888D-23BY soldering station are relatively easy to use. These UP and ENTER buttons are at the center of the station, allowing you to access them with ease. The station also has an iron holder that prevents injuries and or damages. You can keep track of temperature and other settings easily via its large digital display. A password protection function enables you to secure your settings and prevent other users from changing them.
What We Like
- Digital display
- Password protection feature
- Two operation switches
- High thermal recovery
The Hakko FX888D-23BY soldering station is easy to use, making it ideal for beginners. Its tips have a long service life thanks to the minimal thermal impact that prevents them from overheating.
4. UY CHAN Upgraded Original Soldering Iron Station
The UY Chan upgraded original soldering iron station has an OLED screen that displays its temperature settings. Therefore, while in use, you can easily adjust your temperature from 212F to 752F to achieve excellent soldering results with minimal effort. Furthermore, while in use, this soldering iron heats up in seconds, thus enabling you to work fast and save time. It also has a sleep mode and automatic over-heating warning, thus preventing heat from damaging your station. You can use this station for both home and field repairs thanks to its external power supply. Its DC5525 power port is compatible with DC 12-24V AC adapter, laptop power bank, or car power.
UY Chan has a programmable design that you can to customize to suit your needs. By connecting it to a computer, you can reset unique temperature rising curves depending on your project. This soldering iron station has US standard power supply and has a compact for easy portability. It also has XT60 cable, which you can connect to 4S battery, especially when working on field repairs.
What We Like
- OLED screen displays
- Portable size
- Fast heat system
- External power supply
UY Chan upgraded original soldering iron station heats up in second and has OLED screen, which displays temperature settings. The station is portable with an external power supply ideal for your home use and field repairs.
5. Weller WE1010NA Soldering Station
The Weller WE1010NA soldering station has an ergonomic handle that does not tire your hand, allowing you to use it for long. Its soldering iron has a 70W wattage that gives it a high performance, thereby getting your work done quickly. A silicon cable also makes it safe to handle the machine thanks to its heat-resistant nature. Temperature lock feature and temperature stability keep tips and components safe from damage that may result from overheating.
The Weller WE1010NA soldering station has password protection that you can use to restrict access. An LCD screen displays your temperature settings and allows you to monitor the station’s other functions. You can set standby and offset time as well as toggle between temperature scales using the menu button. Finally, you can lock the solder station by long pressing the menu button.
What We Like
- Password protection
- Large LCD screen
- Temperature lock feature
- Ergonomic handle
When using the Weller WE1010NA, you can pre-set the temperature levels that you prefer and secure the settings using a password. You can also use the station for a long time without tiring your hands, thanks to its comfortable ergonomic handle.
6. Hakko Soldering Station
Hakko soldering station has good thermal recovery, as it uses T18 series tips, which have terrific heat conductivity. Its tip temperature drop prevents overheating. Therefore, you can solder at a lower set temperature safely to reduce thermal impact on parts and or tip oxidation. The soldering station also has a digital display which has both Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.
Hakko soldering station has a user-friendly design. Its small footprint compact body requires a space of only 100×120 mm. It also has high stability, which it achieves through the positioning of points close to its outer edge. This station has only two operating buttons. These UP and ENTER buttons are at the center of the station, allowing you to access them with ease.
What We Like
- Digital display
- Excellent thermal recovery
- Easy and simple operation
Hakko soldering station has an excellent thermal recovery, conducts heat well, and has an LCD for tracking temperature. It is also user friendly, as it is compact and effortless to set up and operate.
7. Vastar Soldering Iron Station
Vastar soldering iron station can handle multiple soldering projects up to 480°C. The temperature is adjustable depending on the metals you are joining and the speed at which you intend to work. You can adjust the station’s power from 5-60 watts for precision using the power control function.
The Vastar soldering iron station uses an efficient ceramic element with a long life. It also has stainless-steel tubes that do not stain and withstand long-term use without falling out of shape. An iron platform with host integration makes the station easy to use and ideal for beginners. You also get a free sponge with the station that you can use to clean off unwanted residue and keep it tidy.
What We Like
- Easy to operate
- Cleaning sponge
- Stainless-steel tubes
- Adjustable temperature
The Vastar soldering iron station is easy to operate thanks to its iron platform with host integration. Beginners can, therefore, use it with ease and achieve desirable results.
8. KOTTO Helping Hands Soldering Station
Kotto helping hands soldering station has four adjustable metal gooseneck arms to make your work easier. The arms have alligator tips clamps for securing large and small items while in use. They can also rotate at a full angle of 360 degrees to enable you to hold your project exactly how you need it. This soldering station has a stable steel base, keeping it from falling while at work. It has a powder coating and can heat to over 450F to give you a beautiful and durable finish.
Kotto helping hands soldering station has a yellow theme that adds beauty and elegance to your workstation. It is also anti-scratch and anti-stain, thus maintaining its original state for a long time. An industrial-grade rubber foot provides the station with stability allowing you to work comfortably. The rubber feet protect your surface against scratches and scuffs.
What We Like
- Adjustable metal gooseneck arms
- 360 degrees rotating arms
- Anti-scratch and durable
- Industrial grade rubber foot
Kotto soldering station has four adjustable arms that can rotate at a full 360-degree angle making your work easier. The anti-scratch and durable metal base with rubber feet ensure your station is stable as you work on your project.
9. YIHUA 853D 2A Soldering Iron Station
YIHUA 853D 2A soldering iron station has a 3-in-1 design with different functions that miss in most standard units. You can use the station as a soldering machine, rework station, and a DC power supply machine. These functions can also run independently or at the same time, depending on your preference. The station uses PID technology that detects temperature and controls it. This technology has a high-temperature compensation speed and produces little or no error.
You will also never need to worry about the fan breaking down or malfunctioning when using the YIHUA 853D 2A station. It features a program that sets the alarm and cuts off power supply upon detecting defects on the fan. The stations have a temperature scale converter that converts Celsius to Fahrenheit and vice versa. You get a one-year warranty with each original one that you order.
What We Like
- Temperature scale converter
- One-year limited warranty
- Temperature regulation technology
- 3-in-1 design (versatile)
YIHUA 853D 2A soldering iron station is multifunctional with functions that you can run either independently or simultaneously. You can set the temperature scale with which you are conversant with (Celsius and Fahrenheit) quickly for easy monitoring.
10. HANMATEK Soldering Iron Station
HANMATEK soldering iron station features a Smart transformer with a ceramic iron core and advanced PID technology. The transformer heats the station within 6 seconds, enabling you to start working immediately you start it. It also maintains a constant temperature, preventing the station and its components from overheating and damaging. ESD/FCC certifications assure you of the station’s safety and efficiency. The station features a fuse that prevents leakage and short-circuiting. Its silicone wire is temperature-resistant and thus does not pose any dangers to its users.
HANMATEK soldering iron station has a drop-resistant plastic construction that withstands rough handling and long-term use. The station’s package contains the soldering station, five soldering tips, an AC power cable, a heat-resistant sponge, and a user manual. From the user manual, you can obtain instructions on how to use and care for the station for optimal satisfaction. A 30-day money-back guarantee allows you to return the station for a full refund if it fails to work efficiently. You will also receive friendly after-sales services throughout the station’s life.
What We Like
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Friendly after-sales services
- User manual
- Durable construction
HANMATEK soldering iron station has a sturdy drop-resistant construction that gives it long service life. This product has a 30-day money-back guarantee and life-long after-sales services.