Soldering is often the most effective way of connecting two metals to give good physical bonding and electrical contact. Solder bonds well to many metals, and particularly well to copper.

The amount of heat generated by a soldering iron is usually expressed in watts, with most irons used in modelling and electronics being in the range of 12 to 25 watts. It must be remembered that a 25 Watt iron will not run hotter than a 12 Watt iron, but it will have more power available to quickly replace heat drained from the iron during soldering. The larger the components being soldered, the more heat necessary and the higher the power (watts) required. As too much heat can damage the components being joined it is important, within reason, to match the size of the job with the size of the iron.

Soldering irons will last longer with proper care:
a) Before and during use wipe the bit on a damp sponge. Many bench stands incorporate a sponge for this purpose.
b) If the bit is new, apply multicore solder to it as it heats up, to coat (tin) the bit.
c) Always keep a hot iron in a bench stand, or suspended by the hook, when not in use.
d) Never file the bit clean, this will damage the plating and reduce the life of the bit.

We sell a range of bits/tips to suit different makes of irons and come in various sizes to suit a wide range of applications, from the more finer bits to solder electrical components to the larger bits where you require more heat transfer for those bigger jobs.

Please note that we cannot ship liquid solvents or soldering flux to addresses outside of Great Britain.

This 240 volt, 12 watt Iron has a mains plug fitted and a working tip temperature of 370C and is suitable for fine detail work.

Fitted with a 0.5mm (No.10) chrome plated tip as standard.

Antex tips in varying sizes are available from us. Suitable replacements for the "Model M" iron are No. 10/102/103/104/106/107/202/302/820/821 & 822.

£34.00
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This 240 volt Iron comes fitted with a mains plug and has a rated power of 15watt and a working tip tempreature of 370 C. and is suitable for fine detail work.

Fitted with a 2.3mm (No.820) chrome plated tip as standard.

Antex tips in varying sizes are available from us. Suitable replacements for the "Model C" iron are No. 10/102/103/104/106/107/202/302/820/821 & 822.

£34.00
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This 240 volt Iron comes fitted with a mains plug, and has a rated power of 18watt and a working tip tempreature of 390 C. and is a good all round soldering iron.

Fitted with a 2.3mm (No.1100) chrome plated tip as standard.

Antex tips in varying sizes are available from us. Suitable replacements for the "Model CS" iron are No. 1100/1101/1102/1103/1105/1106/1107/1108 & 1109.

£34.00
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This 240 volt Iron (mains plug fitted) �has a rated power of 25watt and a working tip tempreature of 420 C. and is excellent for general soldering and those requiring a higher tempreature.

Fitted with a 3mm (No.51) chrome plated tip as standard.

Antex tips in varying sizes are available from us. Suitable replacements for the XS iron are No. 50/51/52/53/54/55/56 & 57.

£34.00
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Ideal for small white metal, Etch Brass and Nickel silver kits.

775-20 80W High Power Temperature Controlled Soldering Station.


For mains operation - fitted with a British plug.
Soldering Iron 24V/80W comes with a "pencil-shaped" Soldering Tip.
Internal heated tip.
Illuminated power switch
Soldering Iron Stand.
Full instruction manual included.

Manufactured in Germany

£109.95
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775-10 30W 3 in 1 Temperature Controlled Soldering Station.

A fantastic 3 in 1 soldering station - suitable for modelling, soldering and pyrography.
For mains operation - fitted with a British plug.
Soldering iron 24V/30W.
Soldering iron stand.
Complete with 6 tips
Full instruction manual included.

Manufactured in Germany

£79.95
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A good value soldering iron ideal for occasional use.

Fitted with 240v mains plug and 3.5mm bit.

£7.95
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25 watt Soldering Iron with fitted 0.8mm bit.

£29.00
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Supplied with Soldering Head & 3 tips, Polystrene Foam Cutting Tip & Hot Knife Tip. The tips screw into the soldering head to enable the user to perform a wide variety of tasks.
£23.99
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High power soldering iron for when a more robust iron is required comes fitted with a 4mm straight tip.

Comes with small bench stand.

£17.00
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(Product Ref #35869)
Excellent For:
• Naked Flame Welding - temperature up to 1300°C (2,400°F)
• Soldering - temperature up to 500°C (930°F)
• Hot Air Shrinking - temperature up to 500°C (930°F)
• Hot Cutting for Plastic Sheets or Plates etc.

 Key Features:
• High Quality Butane Gas Soldering Torch
• Supplied with 2 Soldering Tips
• Hot Knife Tip
• Hot Blow Tip
• Tool for Heat Shrink
• Automatic Piezo Ignition
• Uses Standard Butane Gas 
£34.95
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(Product Ref #62543)
Wellers WHS40 is specifically designed for low melt soldering and has full adjustable temperatures between 40 - 350'c  Ideal for small  white metal, etched brass and nickel silver kits it includes control unit, soldering iron and stand
£137.00
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Ideal multicore solder for general soldering of electronic components in tube dispenser.

£2.95
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Desoldering braid or solder mop will readily soak up molten solder, allowing joints to be cleaned up or desoldered. Braid width 2.5mm, length 5 feet.

£2.50
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£3.95
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Vacuum action solder sucker for easily removing unwanted solder.

£4.00
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An alternative to normal 70 Degree Solder. This is a Tin/Lead/Bismuth mix which has a melting temperature of 100 Deg C. over which it has three advantages. It can be used to solder Whitemetal directly to Brass without tinning the latter. It 'creeps' into joints better than 70 Degree. 70 Degree Solder comes in a half round 'blowpipe' form and can be a bit chunky and hence difficult to get into small areas, (which is why most folk carry the solder to the work on the end of the soldering iron bit. This material comes as a thin rod, about the diameter of a needle file handle.

£10.95
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145C solders are normally used for detailing. These enable you to add the small parts to an otherwise completed structure with a reduced risk of melting the main joints and other details. Its lower melting temperature also means that less heat is required, and quicker jointing is achieved, or a smaller iron may be used. It should be used with the appropriate fluxes for the metals being joined. It should be noted that C1002 contains Cadmium and care should be taken over its use.

£7.95
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This is the standard industry Low temperature solder for the assembly of whitemetal castings. The solder melts at 70C but when fully fused with whitemetal it re melts at a higher temperature. As this solder does not have good penetration qualities, when soldering whitemetal to brass or nickel silver, you should tin the brass with a 138 or 145 C Solder before soldering the parts together. Whitemetal often contains a high proportion of Antimony, which reacts badly with Zinc, a constituent of brass. (Antimony is an essential ingredient of some low melting point solders. The drawback is that it makes joints brittle. Tinning helps to avoid this problem.

£4.50
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145 degree melting point solder in small size wire type sticks. Approx 20 grams.

£4.99
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Ideal multicore solder for general soldering of electronic components. 100g on reel.

£6.95
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Helping hands with magnifier (2.5x magnification) and soldering iron stand.

£7.95
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Honey Super Flux Paste
Acid free, non corrosive, neutral residues. Highly effective colloidial consistecy through a special production process.

£8.95
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£7.95
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Liquid soldering flux for whitemetal.
Liquid fluxes are an acidic solution used to help clean metal surfaces and assist with the bonding of solder to metal.

£6.25
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Liquid soldering flux for brass.

Flux is used to aid the flow and adhesion of solder and very useful when de-soldering and re-soldering. A good general flux, designed for use on brass kits, very active at low temperatures.
 
£6.25
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£6.50
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Cleaning and degreasing fluid used to clean metal surfaces for soldering and painting.
Note this is a chemical product which is potentially flammable and can cause skin irritation. Suitable protective measures (eg wearing gloves) should be taken.

£6.50
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(Product Ref #5174)

Weller bench stand for micro soldering irons (12/15 and 20w).

£23.00
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Replacement sponge for Antex stands ST4 and ST6.

£1.50
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Suitable for all Standard Antex soldering irons. Includes sponge and slip resistant feet.

£9.00
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Stand for Weller standard "SP series" (15/25/40 & 80w) soldering irons.

£26.00
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Suitable for all Standard Antex soldering irons. Includes slip resistant feet, or can be screwed down for permanent fixing.

£16.95
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Ideal for polishing and burnishing - particularly soft metals. Refills available for the glass fibre head, which erodes away while polishing.

£4.50
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Contains three propelling Scratch Brushes, one with fibre glass refill fitted, one with brass refill fitted and one with steel.
£7.95
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10mm diameter string bound glass fibre brush. Length 180mm.

These large glass fibre brushes are ideal for working on large areas, preparing for soldering and cleaning up contamination or corrosion.

£9.95
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17mm diameter sting bound glass fibre brush. Length 180mm.

These large glass fibre brushes are ideal for working on large areas, preparing for soldering and cleaning up contamination or corrosion.

£12.95
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8mm diameter glass fibre brush contained within a propelling type holder and body. Length 105mm.

These large glass fibre brushes are ideal for cleaning and preparing surfaces for soldering and for cleaning up joints, contamination or corrosion.

£20.95
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Ideal for polishing and burnishing - particularly soft metals. Refills available for the glass fibre head, which erodes away while polishing.

£7.95
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8mm Glass Fibre Refill for 70541 are ideal for working on large areas, preparing for soldering and cleaning up contamination or corrosion.

£9.95
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Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model M & C" soldering irons
£6.25
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Suitable for Antex Model "CS, TCS & SD50" Soldering Irons
£6.25
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Suitable for Antex Model "CS, TCS & SD50" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Suitable for Antex Model "CS, TCS & SD50" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model M & C" soldering irons
£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model M & C" soldering irons
£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Replacement heating element for Antex irons.

Several power rateings are available, all at £15. Please specify the rating or iron you have in the other information boxes of the checkout screen. UK delivery can be expected to take 7-10 days.
Antex irons are
Model M 12 watts (part 77701)
Model C 15 watts (part 77703)
Model CS 18 watts (part 77721)
Model XS 25 watts (part 77741)

£15.35
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£9.00
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Suitable for Antex Model "CS, TCS & SD50" Soldering Irons
£5.50
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Suitable for Antex "Model M & C" soldering irons
£6.25
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Antex No.106 1mm end soldering iron bit. Fits Antex M, C and TC25 irons.
£6.25
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Suitable for Antex Model "CS, TCS & SD50" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Suitable for Antex Model "CS, TCS & SD50" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Antex No.1106 1mm end soldering iron bit for use with CS, A545, TC, TCS and SD50 irons.
£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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775-11 Soldering Tip Set (2pcs)
For StarTec 3 in 1 Low Temp Soldering Station (775-10)

£3.99
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775-21 Soldering Tip - pencil-shape (long-life)
Suitable for High Power Soldering Station (775-20)

£5.99
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775-22 Soldering Tip - chisel-shape 2.2 (long-life)
Suitable for High Power Soldering Station (775-20)

£7.99
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Suitable for Antex "Model M & C" soldering irons
£5.50
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£6.50
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