A 230V mains powered 25W soldering iron fitted with a UK 13A mains plug.
Highly respected by both industrial users and hobbyists alike, Antex soldering irons have become one of today's classic soldering tools. It is a tribute to the simple, yet highly effective basic design of the XS25W miniature electric soldering iron that it has changed little over the years.
Fitted UK 13A mains plug
Heat resistant silicone cable
Inner ceramic shaft provides near-perfect insulation with virtually no leakage (3 to 5µA)
Outer stainless steel shaft for strength
Bits are held on the element shaft by an internal spring clip and simply slide on or off for changing
A. Hi Alix, thank you for your question. Yes all the newer Antex irons have the long life tip fitted for use both with leaded and unleaded solder.
Reviewed by: James Batchelor - 25 February 2019
I have long thought I would replace my15 Watt Antex iron. I might even trade up to a 25 Watt job. W(h)at(t) a difference. Things take half the time and all for £24 with a silicon lead. Should have done it years ago. Price was an issue but this was cheaper than others. Great product.
Reviewed by: - 22 January 2014
Great product. Heats up quickly and the design of the bit going around the heating element means maximum heat transfer into the bit. Plenty of alternative bits and replacement parts are available (such as replacement electrical leads) so it will have a long service life.