Maplin 30W Gas Soldering Iron Kit

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Overview

Product overview

• 30W portable gas soldering iron so you can work almost anywhere
• Heats up in as little as 30 seconds allowing you to get on with the job in hand
• Temperature ranges up to 1300°C allowing you to store heat in the tip to aid the melting process
• Runs for up to 20 minutes when fully refilled with butane

What is included in this kit?
This gas soldering iron comes with a complete kit of accessories to get you started. The kit is supplied with a range of soldering tips so that you can use the soldering iron to its best performance in a range of soldering projects. The kit is also supplied with solder and a tip cleaning sponge to allow you to keep the tips clean and in good working order.

What difference does the wattage make?
The wattage of a soldering iron is one of the most important factors when deciding which one to buy. When the wattage is higher, it will deliver more power to the tip, allowing it to heat up quicker. As this is a variable wattage soldering iron, it heats up the tip in as little as 30 seconds, allowing you to start soldering without having to wait.

Do I need anything else for this soldering iron?
This soldering iron kit has almost everything you need to get started. All you need is Butane gas and you’re ready to start soldering.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maplin 30W Gas Soldering Iron Kit Being retired & in-between other relaxing activities' I make static model boats, farmyard carts, etc. for display. So having one less mains cable makes a difference to knocking things over or not. This "iron" is the "Dogs Whatsits" getting onto small places to solder a bit of copper/brass wire. It is also used to "age" some of the other models I make. Another example is making fishing floats, the stem of the float can be made to look like Porcupine Quill. Used to shape plastic without damaging it. Shaping thin planks of wood for decking. To me the uses are endless & if a lost or broke the iron I would have to replace it ASAP The pics are examples of running gear for an Ice Yacht made with the help of the gas iron.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little soldering iron/blow torch. Well worth the money,great for those little jobs when no mains power available. Comes in a small case, just put it in my little tool tool box I keep in the car. Heats up fast, and ideal for most small electrical soldering jobs. I can recommend this handy little product.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Problems i bought this for my 18th birthday it worked ok at first but when i used it this morning the flame would not stay lit i tried turning the gas up and the flame stayed the same and it also sputters alot and the flame goes out at hight settings like at setting 3 disapointed with this product
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubbing only worked twice I brought this to do a few jobs outside where a mains iron wouldn't be practice. Worked twice now no longer switches on allowing me to light the gas. No good don't waste your time.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money. I bought one of these earlier this year and its a great little tool Unfortunately, for me it has a killer weakness, the complete unavailability of replacement tips and they wear out fast. My opinion, DON'T buy one if you want it to last more than a few uses! It's a total waste of your hard earned cash! Come on Maplin, you can do bnetter than this!
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Update update on the gas soldering iron i got another one and its much bettter works perfectely now must have got a faulty one before
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets hot quickly I brought this as it had mini blow lamp as well as soldering iron facilities but was cordless. It does require filling with lighter gas to run and gets hot quickly. Instructions are vague and I struggled to understand them but once mastered I love it! It is not THE best moulded quality but it doesnt feel cheap and nasty by contrast. A great little tool that I ever wonder why I struggled with a corded electric soldring iron!
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor product wish i had looked at the reviews before i bought this. worked ok first time then went to relite it for use again and just kept going out. gas used was also supplied by Maplin. staff in the shop where very good and refunded with no problem. Product very poor, staff very good.
Date published: 2015-12-28
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Specification

Specifications
Wattage 30 W
Warm up time 30 – 40 seconds
Max temp 1300 °C
Power Disposable lighter / Butane
Run time 20 minutes
Special functions Blow torch & hot knife & hot air blower
Weight 60 g
Dimensions 65 x 25 x 110 mm
Package contents
Gas soldering iron
Lead free solder
Anvil tip
Chisel tip
Hot knife
Sponge

hello. can you buy additional tips for this soldering iron?

Asked by: Centis
Sorry , we don't sell spare tips for this particular model of soldering iron.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-15

Are these irons static free?

Asked by: Andy
No, I am sorry but this will not be static free.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-11-28

Is this suitable to work with wax 

Asked by: Mothergillett
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-17

How do i heat it up?

Asked by: loui
This heats up by igniting the gas in the iron tank using the built in igniter switch.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-12-16

Please could you tell me the cost and part code for spare tips for this soldering iron?

Asked by: Colin
Sorry , we don't sell spare tips for this particular model of soldering iron.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-09-18

I have just purchased the gas soldering Iron but to my surprise I tried to get some spare soldering tips and found there was none made for it. So my question is will I be able to get some in the future.

Asked by: Thomas
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-07-27

Where can I get the gas?

Asked by: Benji
This can be found in the link below: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/butane-gas-refill-200ml-n59an
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

Hi. how does the hot air blower work?

Asked by: Darcus
The hot air option can be selected on the iron to produce hot air when required.
Answered by: PaulaC
Date published: 2015-07-17
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