Is the X-TRONIC 4010 the best soldering station for the money ? Read our X-TRONIC 4010 review to find out!
The X-TRONIC #4010-XTS has got to be the best value for money soldering station out of all of those we have reviewed. Not only do you get a quality built soldering station, you also get a selection of ten tips, anti magnetic tweezers, spare heating element and a 5x magnifying lamp. WOW, how’s that for a complete package !
The station is ESD safe so you don’t have to worry about component damage from static discharge.
The X-TRONIC #4010 features a large digital temperature display which gives a very clear visual display that shows the user exactly what temperature the station is operating at, enabling the user to to set the appropriate heat for a wide variety of different soldering jobs.
With a temperature range of 200 – 480 °C (392 – 896 °F) and a 60 Watt output the X-TRONIC 4010 will cope with most soldering projects and will suit both the beginner and the more experienced solderer alike.
The temperature is regulated by a dial that can be turned clockwise to increase the operating temperature of the station. The display will show you what you are setting the temperature to when you move the dial and then will quickly switch back to the current temperature. The LED light on the controller lights up when the station is heating, giving the user a clear indication of when the station is at the set temperature.
The X-TRONIC #4010-XTS now features a Centigrade / Fahrenheit switch to allow the user to change the temperature readout between the two heat displays.
Calibration of the station is also possible by using an external temperature sensor.
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The Iron and Base:
Display F or C
|200 – 480 °C
392 – 896 °F
|Volts in||110 – 120|
|Size in inches
W x H x D
|5 x 4.5 x 5|
The build quality of the station is without a doubt excellent. The iron gets to temperature very quickly and has been ergonomically designed to be comfortable to handle for long periods of use. The iron is also lightweight and well balanced enough to allow for easy soldering of small or difficult to get to components.
The base is a very sturdy construction and the iron fits perfectly into the holder. The cord from the controller to the iron is over 3ft long and very flexible which eliminates the problem of tangles and kinks.
The base also has a sponge tip cleaner built into it. Personally I am not a fan of the sponge cleaners and would have preferred a wire cleaner. However, wire cleaners are very cheap and the Hakko tip cleaner does a great job.
The iron heats up very quickly (30 – 40 seconds to operating temperature) and even when soldering large components or wires it only drops a few degrees and then recovers almost instantly.
Having read the reviews on Amazon the one thing that stands out is the exceptional customer support. If you have a problem it is dealt with quickly and efficiently. Why isn’t all customer support like that?
Take a look at the Amazon reviews below and you will see a near perfect star rating, that in itself is a very high recommendation.
Spare heater element
10 iron tips
5x Magnifying lamp
Anti static tweezers
Long Flexible Cable
Fast Heat up
Wide Range of Tips Available
Outstanding customer service
No auto shutoff