Maplin 30W Mains Powered Soldering Gun

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About this product


  • Heats up in 3 minutes to allow you to start soldering quickly
  • Temperature ranges between 420°C and 450°C to ensure the solder melts every time
  • 30W to 130W gun is mains powered for restriction free use

Product overview

• 30W to 130W mains powered soldering gun that allows you to start soldering by simply plugging the gun in
• Heats up in 3 minutes to allow you to start soldering quickly
• Temperature ranges between 420°C and 450°C to ensure the solder melts every time
• No restrictions on how long you can use this soldering gun as it is mains powered

What makes this gun unique?
This soldering gun is uniquely designed into the shape of a heat gun, making it ideal for both hobbyists and professionals. The comfortable rubberised pistol grip design will allow you to work for extended periods without discomfort while giving you full control of your work. Once the soldering gun has warmed up to temperature, the trigger will give you an instant boost in heat to 130W, allowing you to begin soldering right away.

What difference does the wattage make?
The wattage of a soldering gun is one of the most important factors when deciding which one to buy. Higher wattage will deliver more power to the gun’s tip, allowing it to heat up quicker. As this is a 30W mains soldering gun, it heats up the tip within three minutes, allowing you to start soldering without having to refill butane tanks or replace batteries.

Do I need anything else for this soldering gun?
The soldering gun itself is ready to go out of the box, simply remove the cover and plug it in and it will begin warming up to temperature. The only other thing you need to get started is the solder itself. Within three minutes of plugging in the gun, you will be ready to begin soldering.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Instant Soldering Gun This is a great little iron, ready to use in just under a minute from cold means it's almost always ready to go and great for general use . The black heat guard cover un screws to reveal a fairly standard/small sized tip which can also be unscrewed and replaced if needed.( see pics) The trigger boost button is also very handy on some of the bigger jobs, where with my 30w standard iron would struggle to heat the whole joint up to temperature.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from powerful and great to handle having used alot of cheap irons and all being quite basic in use and operation, I bought this iron as it looked alot easier to hold and had the heat boost trigger. having now used it for a few weeks I find the design makes soldering much easier and safer in use, the iron heats up very quickly and makes very clean soldering jobs. The price is extremely low for a soldering iron which not only looks great but also feels like you are using a professional tool when soldering. A+
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instant Heat solder gun An excellent general use iron that's ready to use in just over 30 sec from cold using the trigger boost button. It's also a very handy feature enabling you to increase the power when working on larger solder joints that tend to sap the heat up and are sometimes difficult to fully melt with a standard 25-30w iron. The black cover unscrews to reveal a standard size looking tip that's not shown in any of pictures and the tip is replaceable.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement Tips This is a great little iron for the price and with ref to replacement tips you can use maplin tips product code N72CW I have used these tips over the last 9 months and have had no problems the pack comes with three tips hopes this helps
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the one to buy... I have been through several soldering irons over a number of years, and have become so frustrated with them that I have often resigned myself to paying someone else to do the job for me. I have only used this iron once so far, for a particularly tricky job that all of the others (including a gas powered model for several times the price) failed to do; this worked first time and left a good clean joint. For those interetsed, I had to solder a thick ground wire to the back of a guitar volume pot.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of kit Have had a number of soldering irons for guitar electronics and all seemed to be problematic in some way - this one is brilliant - does everything I want very well - an excellent buy and very good value
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm expecting nothing less than total satisfaction. I bought these items recently. All were safely received having been promptly despatched. As they were purchased to replace older and lost items, I have not had the opportunity to use any of these items so far. As they were purchased as a fail-safe, should a repair job ever become necessary, I am naturally hoping the need to use them will not arise. However, I do feel re-assured that having these items will get me out of most problems, should the need for simple soldering 'repair-fixing jobs' now occur. I did research well and I will indeed be most unlucky if any of these items disappoint, hence an easy 4 stars.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maplin 30w instant Heat soldering Gun Never thought much at first when used i was extremely happy with this product, Fast heating job done in a minute , Go for it,with this price hardly any iron can beat this product. Unless you are looking to pay ££££z Well done maplin thumbs up.
Date published: 2017-02-15
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Wattage 30 W – 130 W
Warm up time 3 minutes
Max temp 420 °C – 450 °C
Power Mains
Run time Not time limited
Special functions N/A
Weight 225 g
Dimensions 180 x 115 x 30 mm
Package contents
1 x Soldering gun
1 x Cover

Do you sell the replacement ceramic heating elements for this soldering iron. The light in the end lights up to show that it is working but it does not heat up.

Asked by: Emma
Sorry we do not.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-09

What is the difference between a soldering gun and soldering iron

Asked by: nick
Conveniently operated with a trigger using one hand, a soldering gun is shaped like a pistol and is used for joining metal surfaces. A soldering iron, which is also used for joining two pieces of metal, is wand-shaped and utilizes a heated metal tip.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-15

Can the tips be replaced on this iron, and what is the part number for them.

Asked by: Pete
The Spare tips are Part number N72CW
Answered by: G4ZPI
Date published: 2017-08-07

Can the element be changed?

Asked by: Philly
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-19

Is there any spare tips i can buy

Asked by: rrmitko
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below : 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-31

What is the working voltage

Asked by: Anonymous
This is designed to work with a 230V AC mains voltage only.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-06-30

Can Gun use 115v mains or is it only 230v?

Asked by: Frank
230v only
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-04-21

What are the dimensions of this soldering gun and how heavy is it.  I need it for small glasswork so the lighter the better.  I assume the tip is quite fine.

Asked by: Jay254
Weight 225 g Dimensions 180 x 115 x 30 mm
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-11-05
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