Assists with soldering, gluing, positioning, assembling and more.
Ideal for all your soldering needs, from basic repairs to precision do-it-yourself projects
Dual 2/4x magnification makes it easier for you to work with small precision components
Industrial-grade parts provide long-lasting durability and are suited for serious projects
Heavy steel base with slip-resistant feet for stability
Pro-Line Helping Hands Soldering Station with Illuminated Magnifier When you need an extra set of hands while soldering, gluing or assembling, RadioShack has the solution. The Pro-Line Helping Hands features a heavy-duty stand for stability and "hands" that can hold items as small as jewelry and as large as a circuit board. Plus, the built-in 2x magnifying lens, illuminated by 10 LEDs, lets you get close to your work Assists with soldering, gluing, positioning, assembling and more. Bright LEDs illuminate your work area Dual 2/4x magnification makes it easier for you to work with small precision components Heavy steel base with slip-resistant feet for stability Flexible arms with alligator clips hold a variety of objects securely in place Soldering iron stand, solder spool holder, brass mesh tip cleaner and cleaning sponge Requires 4 "AA" batteries (sold separately) for use without included 5V, 1A AC adapter Pro-Line 15-Watt Soldering Iron Ideal for all your soldering needs, from basic repairs to precision do-it-yourself projects Industrial-grade ceramic heating element heats up quickly Ergonomic cool-grip handle designed for comfort. 824°F (440°C) maximum temperature Replaceable iron-clad, chrome-plated tip for long life and durability Pre-tinned to save you time 8-foot (2.43m) cord
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This set really surprised me... Very helpful items. Soldering iron while thinner and smaller than my previous soldering iron, it has just enough power/heat(15watts) to do what I need it to do. However some may/would require something in a higher wattage.(I really love the smaller tip) I also like the fact it comes in it's own little case which makes it easy to carry around and put away on my desk.
The best part of this set is the "helping hands." It was bigger than I thought it would be.(which is a very nice thing) It seem heavy and stable, hasn't tipped over on me yet. Leds are much brighter than I expected but that is a very welcomed surprise. I also like the fact the lights can be powered via batteries or wall outlet.
The holder for the soldering iron does a fine job holding the soldering iron as it should, thought larger more bulkier soldering irons will not fit. Haven't used the little sponge or the brass tip cleaner. The arms once...
Pros - Good Quality * - Battery 4xAA (not included) or AC adapter powered (included) - Good size magnifying glass but do wish the big section was 4x instead of 2x (the little 4x section is almost useless) - The LED light is so helpful that I use it even when I'm not soldering. Like when taking small electronics apart. Just the right brightness. - Nice and heavy
Cons: - Wish big magnification section was 4x rather than 2x (little 4x section almost useless) - adjustment wings are hard to tighten to get a sturdy stay by hand but not terrible - Included 15 watt soldering iron is weak. I never used it. I have a nice Weller soldering iron station that I use instead. So this is not the reason to get this. Still incredible value even if you don't use the iron.
* TIP: I saw another review where the magnifying glass broke off where the plastic meets the metal neck. So I never move it by the plastic bezel but rather I only grab the...
The first thing I said to myself when I opened the box was, "How much did I pay for this, because this thing is freaking amazing!" For twenty bucks I just got an incredibly useful setup and a pretty decent soldering iron (I'll save it for a back-up), that if I had bought all of the components separately would have easily cost twice as much or more. The station itself has a sturdy base, and yes, it comes with both the brass mesh and cleaning sponge. The wire-spool holder in the back is a nice touch. The soldering iron is your basic 15-watt plug-in type, with no temperature control or on-off switch. Still, it looks pretty well made, and it comes with a pre-tinned tip that I might just change out on my old iron. With that all said, I'm putting this thing right to work.
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