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Solomon SR-965 Soldering Iron

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Durable • Reliable • Great price!
The best economy-priced iron we've found for guitar and amp soldering jobs.

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Solomon SR-965 Soldering Iron
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0502 Domestic, 110-volt Yes

0602 International, 220-volt Yes

0512 1/32" fine point tip for SR-965 Yes

0513 1/8" chisel tip for SR-965 Yes

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It heats to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C), and at 40 watts, is a step above short-lived 15-30 watt megamart irons.

Features include:
  • Affordable price, exceptional quality
  • Durable stainless steel shank sleeve
  • Comfortable cushioned grip
  • Long-life non-corrosive 1/32" fine-point tip
  • 4-1/2 foot cord

We recommend:
  • Order a chisel tip for soldering connections to the back of a control pot or grounding a wire to a tremolo claw. It's also handy for steaming out wood dents with a damp cloth.
  • The adjustable Soldering Stand is a must-have for convenience and safety.
  • Use #0505 standard 60/40 rosin core solder with this iron. Lead-free solder is not recommended due to its high melting point (above 420°F).

#0502 is a 110-volt AC electrical appliance, 60Hz. It has a U.S. standard Type A plug with two flat parallel prongs, ungrounded.

#0602 is a 220-volt AC electrical appliance, 50Hz. It has an international plug Type C (Europlug) with two round prongs, ungrounded.

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Solomon SR-965 Soldering Iron
Solomon SR-965 Soldering Iron
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5 2-26-2014
Professional quality at a low price

This soldering iron's quality is worth more than the $15 I paid for it. Well balanced, lightweight and heats up very quickly. Replacing the tip is fast , easy and the tip remains firmly in place. This 40 watts soldering iron is a must have. I highly recommend it.

GuitarMonster  Thorndale, PA Read my reviews (5)
5 2-14-2014
All you need to be a tinker

I used to burn up pots and hardware store irons. This iron is fast. I can do pickup covers and ground the back of pots simply now. Just remember to clean the tips , tin the tips for every connection and unplug between tasks. I will defiantly purchase another when this one bites it.

Gold top envy  Pittsburgh, PA
5 2-01-2014
Don't wait to buy it!

It's a great soldering iron for any electronics project, guitar or otherwise. I own 5 other various types and was debating why I needed another iron. I finally added it to another purchase & it's the only iron I use. Note: I do prefer the optional Flat tip over the needle tip. I repaired my Hartke amp circuit board & rewired my Les Paul. Great Iron, get the extra flat tip too!

WBR Guitars  USA Read my reviews (9)
5 12-24-2013
I love it.

That Solomon SR-965 soldering iron worked out great. I like the fact that it's 40 watts rather that 30 watts. I was able to get my job done quick. Thanks again. Joe Garcia

Joseph Garcia  North Aurora, Illinois Read my reviews (2)
5 11-23-2013
Great budget iron.

I have been building my own guitar and speaker cables. I needed a basic, no frills soldering iron. This is exactly what I was after.

SoniC ox  San Diego Read my reviews (9)
5 11-14-2013
Solomon SR-965 Soldering Iron and holder

I bought the soldering iron and holder about 6 months ago. I've done soldering for years and this unit is by for the best one I have used to date. Id highly recommend getting it with its stand holder

PeteA  Gorham Maine Read my reviews (3)
5 11-13-2013
Great tool for not much money

While not expensive, this iron works much better than the cheap one I used for years. Tin the tip and it will last for hours and hours of soldering.

Ultron  A-Town Read my reviews (2)
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5 10-19-2013

The best yet. This is hands down the single best soldering iron I have found. I am still on the first tip after 2 guitar wiring jobs. Make sure to get solder here!

vettster2008  Fairfield,Ca Read my reviews (4)
5 10-18-2013
Quickly hot and ready!

This iron was such a great buy! It warms up very quickly at just the right temperature for my guitar wiring jobs!

Stefcat  Canada Read my reviews (9)
5 10-04-2013
Solid value

Better quality than the local big box hardware store for only a few pennies more. Solidly constructed and thoughtfully padded in the right places. The cord is just long enough. Reaches temp quickly. I picked up a chisel tip to increase surface area for soldering on on the backs/sides of potentiometers. It was a good move and I suggest it. The pointy tip is fine for general wiring and soldering to lugs, etc. The chisel tip just made fixing braid to the back of pots faster (less time under the heat) and now I have a tip I can modify with a slot to heat up frets. I'll probably buy another of these soldering irons for just that purpose.

Angelwood  IN Read my reviews (11)
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