At first glance, it seems easy to pick the right iron for any soldering job. But a huge number of options can hinder your decision-making. It is why we want to help electricians, homeowners, and DIYers to choose the best soldering iron. The Grit only provides top-notch products, so you can carry out any type of soldering work that you need to do.
If you ask any expert, there are three primary considerations: the type of iron, temperature, and wattage. You may also want to look at the size and shape of the iron tip. Iron types vary from soldering pencils to guns to stations. If you want the cheapest option, a soldering pencil may be for you. Stations are more complicated because they let you control the temperature. Guns, on the other hand, have a transformer that converts power into a lower voltage.
Out of all the factors mentioned, wattage is perhaps the most important. Most electric soldering irons have about 20 to 60 watts. However, if you need more wattage, The Grit offers better selections from KC Tools, Weller, and AOK.