Weller WLC200 80-Watt Stained Glass Soldering Station Review

Since 1952, Weller, now a part of the Apex Tool Group Family, has specialized in hand soldering tools, specifically for professional and hobby use. Their products are reliable, durable, and well priced, but that’s not all. Weller’s team of engineers have done everything needed to stay consistent with the development of soldering technology.

Overall

Weller WLC200 Stained Glass Soldering Iron

The Weller WLC200 Soldering Station(different from WLC100 we reviewed before) is perfect for hobbyists and DIYers looking to complete their for stained glass project, but it also great for professionals looking for a product that will last them throughout more complex and consistent work. When using this soldering station, you can control the power and temperature, choosing from a wattage range of 5 watts to 80 watts, bringing the temperature output to around 900 degrees Fahrenheit. This will allow you to find and use the proper temperature and setting needed to complete your projects. This results in a consistent, reliable outcome for each project that the soldering station is needed for. In fact, by replacing the replaceable tip (the station comes with a replaceable tip that has a width of 3/8th’s of an inch) with a fine point piece, the iron can be used for much more than just stained glass, including electronics such as a circuit board.

 

Details

soldering tip clean spongeThe actual soldering iron is very light and is fashioned with a cushioned foam grip in an effort to make using the product as comfortable for the user as possible. Part of the station is a guard for the user to safely put down the iron pen while still being used. Within your purchase you will also receive a sponge tip cleaning pad made specifically for cleaning the tip of the iron pen. The station itself is compact, making it very easy to store in any area. There are no batteries required for this model, and as a safety precaution the on and off switch lights up to indicate when the iron is on. The station could be used to create beautiful stained glass works. And, it is very easy to use. If you’re worried about having problems with the Weller Soldering Station, there is a 7 year warranty to back it up. As a buyer, this should help eliminate any fears of having any trouble with the product that couldn’t be fixed. You can buy this station on Weller’s site. But, at the moment, the soldering station is currently sold out on their official site. But, you can also purchase your very own Weller WLC200 80-Watt Stained Glass Soldering Station on Amazon. A word of caution, this soldering station only accepts 110/120VAC. If you are living in US, this is for you.

Conclusion

Whether you project is decoration for your own home or for your line or work, hobby or professional, the Weller Soldering Station will not let you down. Weller has proved themselves for decades as a company intent on creating and engineering products made for all levels of work and production value.

Note: Check out this review post if you are interested in buying a soldering iron for electronics.