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Soldering Irons

Solder & Supplies -
Soldering stained glass is more art than science. Some beginners are unhappy with the look of their solder lines. While there are many products available to make your soldering easier, the short answer for obtaining smooth, consistent solder lines is practice, practice, practice.

As you practice you will learn what products work for you. while 60/40 solder (60% tin/40% lead) is the most recommended alloy due to a low melting point, you may find that a different alloy gives you a better result.

The typical soldering iron produces more that enough heat to melt your solder, so you will probably want to use a temperature controller. Some soldering irons are available with built-in controllers . Modern stained glass irons have iron clad tips that eliminate the need to frequently file the soldering tip. Just wipe the hot tip on a block of sal-ammoniac to clean.

A thin coating of Anti-Sieze on the soldering iron tip will keep it from 'freezing' into the shaft when it is time to replace the tip. Use a touch of Anti-Sieze on the locking collar, or screw, as well.

Different size tips are available for fine detailed decorative soldering versus large window panels.

Again, your choice or flux is a personal preference. The fluxes we stock all do a fine job of chemically cleaning copper foil and lead or zinc came before soldering.


Featured Item

WLC200 - Weller Complete Soldering Station w/Iron

Weller Complete Soldering Station w/Iron

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Take the most popular 80 watt Weller soldering iron and add a temperature controller with an iron stand, and you have this compact soldering station. This high quality unit adjusts from 5 to 80 watts of power for any soldering task. Iron comes with a 3/8" iron clad tip and uses any of the Weller replacement tips.

110 volt for North American markets.
Countries with 220/240 volt current will need a step down transformer.

List Price: $85.50
Your Price: $79.99
Qty Prices: 6/71.99 Ea

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#WLC200
Soldering Irons : Weller Complete Soldering Station w/Iron

Weller Complete Soldering Station w/Iron
List Price: $85.50
$79.99

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Soldering Irons : Soldering Control

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Soldering Irons : Weller Soldering Iron - 100W.

Weller Soldering Iron
100W.

List Price: $80.00
$69.99

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Soldering Irons : Solder, Canfield, Lead Free, Low Temp (1/2 Lb.)

Solder, Canfield, Lead Free, Low Temp (1/2 Lb.)
$22.99

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Soldering Irons : Hakko Adjustable Temp-Control Iron

Hakko Adjustable Temp
Control Iron

$89.99

#SPG80LED
Soldering Irons : Weller LED 80 W. Soldering Iron

Weller LED 80 W. Soldering Iron
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