Go Back   Home > Forums > >

Equipment & Tools From test equipment to hand tools

Cheap soldering station suggestions for a UK student!
Cheap soldering station suggestions for a UK student!
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 25th November 2021, 09:50 AM   #1
eljoantonyn is offline eljoantonyn  India
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Default Cheap soldering station suggestions for a UK student!

Hello!

So, Iím in the East Midlands studying a Comp SCI course which involves some soldering (pi based projects) and of course, diyaudio. Can you guys recommend any cheap soldering station like in Aliexpress?
Do I have to go with weller or hyko for some basics stuff?
Budget £50 btw

Thank you so much!
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2021, 10:00 AM   #2
DontHertzMe is offline DontHertzMe  South Africa
No Morse
diyAudio Member
 
DontHertzMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Cheap soldering station suggestions for a UK student!
You definitely don't need Weller / Hakko / JBC for basic stuff. The cheap units are getting better and better.

Have a look for Ksger and Quicko T12 stations on Aliexpress - they're surprisingly competent for the money:
SDG #072 Best Low Cost Soldering Station - QUICKO / KSGER T12 STM32 907 - YouTube

If you can stretch your budget a bit the Aixun T3A is really good:
SDG #221 AiXun T3A 200W JBC T245 Compatible Soldering Station - YouTube
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2021, 10:16 AM   #3
Flied Egg is offline Flied Egg  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Flied Egg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: In The High Street
I just buy the cheap Soldering Stations usually with 5 tips that you see on ebay.

I have had two of these in 20 years of occasional soldering - however the makers come and go so I can't advise a particular make.

937D Soldering Iron Station Hot Air Digital Welding SMD Tool Stand W/5 Tips 45W 6924517893020 | eBay
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2021, 11:18 AM   #4
richb is offline richb  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Southampton
Or you could DIY!

DIY solder station temperature controller

(Although you'll need a soldering iron to make this......)

Been running very nicely on my bench for a while now. I have even made a PCB shield for this project
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2021, 11:49 AM   #5
nigelwright7557 is offline nigelwright7557  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
nigelwright7557's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Carlisle, England
I bought in a couple of Maplin soldering stations.
Both packed up pretty quickly.

Bought a cheapo weller iron and that burned out tips in 3 days as it was getting far too hot.

Then tried an Antex 30 watt iron and that has been really good.
Just right temperature and tips last years.
__________________
PCBCAD software https://www.murtonpikesystems.co.uk Model railway electronics http://platformfour.uk//
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2021, 12:17 PM   #6
abraxalito is offline abraxalito  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
abraxalito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hangzhou - Marco Polo's 'most beautiful city'. 700yrs is a long time though...
+1 for Antex, that was my first iron as a youth. Glad to hear they're still going strong down in Plymouth.
__________________
The whole problem... is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves while wise people are full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2021, 01:47 PM   #7
kipman725 is offline kipman725  United Kingdom
Overly Enthusiastic
diyAudio Member
 
kipman725's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Warrington
Cheap soldering station suggestions for a UK student! Send a message via MSN to kipman725
Get a ts100 soldering iron performance is better than irons that use separate heaters and tips.
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2021, 01:59 PM   #8
eljoantonyn is offline eljoantonyn  India
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Thanks for the suggestions guys!
I liked that Aixun the most but its a bit costly.

What about this one at amazon?
Atten AT937 Soldering Iron Station with Stand 50W Temp 200! 480! Steel Heater: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2021, 02:01 PM   #9
eljoantonyn is offline eljoantonyn  India
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by kipman725 View Post
Get a ts100 soldering iron performance is better than irons that use separate heaters and tips.
This one?
Mini Electric Soldering Iron TS100 65W Station Digital OLED Screen Adjustable Temperature with Solder Tip|Electric Soldering Irons| - AliExpress
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2021, 02:01 PM   #10
eljoantonyn is offline eljoantonyn  India
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by abraxalito View Post
+1 for Antex, that was my first iron as a youth. Glad to hear they're still going strong down in Plymouth.
The cheapest one is like 17 I guess.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Cheap soldering station suggestions for a UK student!Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good cheap Soldering station, any votes? caxxxxxx Equipment & Tools 20 24th January 2011 06:51 AM
Soldering tips for soldering station BEST PRICE, FREE SHIPPING, 15% discount vtech9815 Vendor's Bazaar 0 27th January 2010 05:40 PM
FS: Hakko 929 Soldering Station damonpip Swap Meet 1 28th August 2003 04:28 AM
Suggestions for good general purpose soldering station ThingyNess Parts 15 26th July 2002 05:54 PM
Soldering station temperature raincheck Parts 0 18th July 2002 06:44 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:19 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 14.29%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2021 diyAudio
Wiki