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 Domestic, 110-volt

Domestic, 110-volt

Item # 0502
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Solomon SR-965 Soldering Iron International, 220-volt

International, 220-volt

Item # 0602
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Solomon SR-965 Soldering Iron 1/32" fine point tip for SR-965

1/32" fine point tip for SR-965

Item # 0512
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Solomon SR-965 Soldering Iron 1/8" chisel tip for SR-965

1/8" chisel tip for SR-965

Item # 0513
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How to get a good clean solder joint!

The three basics to keep in mind if you want your work to be as good or better than the guitar's original wiring. -- Erick Coleman

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

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

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Great soldering iron for a great price!

By Bruce Grilli from Golden Valley, AZ 
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 04, 2014

Far better quality than the Radio Shack iron. That 10 extra watts and precisely shaped tips makes a world of difference for soldering to tough spots like grounding wires to volume pot and Strat trem claw, and made the entire rewire job a breeze and a more professional job overall. It's smaller and very easy to work with in tight and delicate places, also comfortable in the hand. I'm glad I also got the extra chisel tip and recommend including that if you buy this iron. I'd complain that it doesn't come with the iron if the price wasn't so reasonable for the iron; it's a must have, imo. I also recommend getting the holder/station with it. Well worth the extra few bucks to kept the iron in a safe, secure and easy to use place.

Professional quality at a low price

By GuitarMonster from Thorndale, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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.

All you need to be a tinker

By Gold top envy from Pittsburgh, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 14, 2014

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.

Don't wait to buy it!

By WBR Guitars from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 01, 2014

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!

Great budget iron.

By SoniC ox from San Diego
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 23, 2013

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.

Solomon SR-965 Soldering Iron and holder

By PeteA from Gorham Maine
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 14, 2013

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


By vettster2008 from Fairfield,Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 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!

Quickly hot and ready!

By Stefcat from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 18, 2013

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

Solid value

By Angelwood from IN
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 04, 2013

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.


By ph from Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 03, 2013

this is a good item. Right size etc. My only complaint is not having a on/off switch about a foot down the cord from the iron. After my 1st use, I cut the cord & wired a switch in place. Much better now.

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