Weller WESD51 Review

Weller WESD51 Review
In this Weller WESD51 Review we will be looking at the pros and cons of the station and finding out if it deserves its outstanding online reviews.

The Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station stands out as one of the best performing Soldering Stations for all kinds of soldering jobs, such as commercial production, rework, repairs, Hobbyist, and much more.

The Iron
The Wellers Iron incorporates a non-burnable silicone rubber power cord, a light-weight handle made from high-impact ESD (electro-static discharge) plastic and a foam grip that makes the iron both comfortable and easy to use without fatigue or heat build-up problems. The iron also features a Nichrome-wound stainless steel heating element for extended lifespan and also fast heat up and response times. The PES51 Soldering Iron is also compatible with Weller ET series tips. The base is very sturdy and heavy enough not to move when the iron is docked or removed.

LCD Display Yes
Display F or C
Pre-sets 1
Auto Shutoff 99 Minutes
ESD Safe Yes
350 – 850 F
175 – 455 C
Watts 50
Volts in 120
Volts out 24
Size in inches
W x H x D
4.5 x 5.9 x 3.6

The Controller
The variable temperature control unit with LCD display will provide you with total control over the soldering iron for highly accurate results. Along with ESD protection for susceptible components and an automatic shut down technology, the WESD51 is safe to use when soldering any sort of components that might be damaged by static electricity and overheating.

Regardless of what the soldering project might be, the WESD51’s digital electronic management system enables you to precisely set the correct temperature to get the job done right, first time.

The Iron’s temperature can be adjusted from 350 to 850 degrees Fahrenheit (176 to 454 Centigrade) and is accurate to within nine degrees F. Furthermore, the actual temperature can be displayed on the LCD in either Fahrenheit or Celsius.

The Weller WESD51’s temperature lockout function will prevent the user from raising the temperature beyond the recommended range for the work piece, board, or component that you are currently working on. This removes the potential for damaging or destroying components by inadvertently setting the heat excessively high for the job.

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The Weller WESD51 comes with a magnetic pencil that allows the user to lock the station to a user defined temperature setting, re-set the station to factory settings, calibrate the tip temperature and switch the digital display between Fahrenheit and Celsius.

weller wesd51 reviewThe easy-to-read LCD shows you precisely what operational mode the station is in, and what the temperature is. Like this, it is simple to determine if the temperature is locked or unlocked, and also if the equipment is switched on.

The station will completely turn off power to the Iron after 99 minutes of non-use, which will save electrical power and also lengthens the life span of the station.

Weller WESD51 Review Conclusion:

Weller have a world wide reputation for quality and Weller WESD51 doesn’t disappoint on that aspect, the build quality is superb. The weight and balance of the iron makes soldering for long periods extremely tireless. The long flexible cord from the controller to the iron ensures a tangle free operation and is lightweight enough to not pull the iron backwards.

The iron heats up very quickly and has a good thermal recovery time when soldering large components and thick wires.

The magnetic pencil works well and makes the station extremely easy to set up, programme and operate.

The tip that is included with the station is quite large so you may need to buy a smaller tip if you are going to be soldering small components. There are a wide variety of shapes and sizes available for the Weller stations.

The Weller WESD51 Soldering Station is backed by a one-year warranty.

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