The station has been developed especially for both education and as an entry-level professional station. It has many of the software features found on professional Weller stations, plus, it is both easy and economical to use.
Temperature controlled within ±2°C for reliable and repeatable soldering results
Digital 70W station, 40% more powerful than 50W stations in the same category
Fast heat up and recovery time after soldering
High performance 70W soldering iron with ergonomic handle and tool-free tip change
Change hot tips by hand by twisting the plastic knurled nut on the soldering pencil without an additional tool
Improved safety rest has additional support for secure storage between use
ESD safe - ideal for professional use
Heat resistant silicon cable - ideal for education
Standby and automatic set-back reduce temperature when not in use for energy saving and long tip life
Password protection on settings to ensure correct use
I recently upgraded from a XYTronics analogue soldering station to the Weller WE1010 station. Whatever soldering iron I use it needs to be able to cope with both heavy duty situations (UHF coax connectors and sockets) and light duty - fixing passive components to PCBs.
This soldering station is now used on an almost daily basis and has not let me down. The solder joints are of a consistent quality and having a digital readout of the tip temperature I always know the status of the iron tip. It is lightweight and comfy to hold which is an added bonus.
The timeout function (can be set up in the menu) prevents the tip being burnt if you become distracted by the telephone or similar.
Definitely worth a five star rating and would certainly recommend this for the casual or serious user.
Nigel Booth, M0CVO