Professional Soldering Kits now offered by American Beauty Tools
“Our professional customers have long realized the benefit of a truly heavy-duty soldering iron. But those familiar with soldering understand that the correct tool is just the starting point for ensuring world class solder joints. Its crucial to incorporate the purest of solders, effectiveness of fluxes and all the various accessories required to keep your iron clean and tip tinned. Its only natural that American Beauty came out with a kit that contained all these items in one handy carrying case”.
American Beauty Tools, a US based manufacturer of industrial quality soldering and brazing tools that provide superior heat transfer and longevity, has released two new professional soldering kits: a 150 watt and 300 watt version. The 150 watt professional soldering kit (PSK150) is intended for MRO services while the 300 watt professional soldering kit (PSK300 & PSK300-PB for the lead-bearing version) is targeted at the roofing and sheetmetal trades.
Each Professional Soldering kit includes a trade-mark American Beauty heavy-duty iron with stand, a combination of solder and flux required for quality solder joints, an assortment of tip cleaners and tinners to ensure tip stays properly wetted, a collection of maintenance accessories ideal for ensuring optimal heat-transfer & long product life are housed in a sleek yet robust molded plastic carrying case. “Our professional customers have long realized the benefit of a truly heavy-duty soldering iron. But those of us familiar with soldering understand that the correct tool is just the starting point for ensuring world class solder joints. Its crucial to incorporate the purest of solders, effectiveness of fluxes and all the various accessories required to keep your iron clean and tip tinned. Its only natural that American Beauty came out with a kit that contained all these items in one handy carrying case”. ~ Tim Comperchio, Customer Service Manager.
At the heart of each kit is an American Beauty heavy-duty soldering iron. Whether its the 150 or 300 Watt soldering iron, the construction of each iron is based around three core features; Incorporation of high-caliber steel parts, production of heating elements in small-batches and iron-clad solid copper soldering tips. The result is a robust soldering iron that is resistant to most abuse and achieves unparalleled heat generation and transferability. Many of today’s soldering irons utilize ceramic spools in an effort to create a lighter soldering iron focused on quick ramp-up temperature. American Beauty soldering irons have found a niche in the professional market because they do just the opposite. More steel in the construction of their irons creates a tool that may take a few extra minutes to heat-up, will posses more heating during your soldering process allowing the user to tackle more difficult soldering jobs where heat-sinking is an issue. The heating elements are wound in batches of less than 50 at a time and inspected at multiple stages along the process. This is critical as the quality of each heating element is at the core of every soldering iron and fundamental to ensure each tool generates and maintains its intense level of heat that customers have come to depend upon. Lastly, American Beauty only uses the highest quality, iron-clad solid-copper soldering tips in their irons, balancing tip longevity with optimal thermal transfer. American Beauty has performed extensive internal tests to ensure that their soldering tips are prepared to handle today’s corrosive solders and fluxes.
Solders and fluxes for American Beauty professional soldering kits were sourced through trusted industry partners to ensure that quality would be second to none. Feedback from existing customers was sought to understand the form and size of solder that would best meet their unique needs. The 150 watt Professional kit is currently offered with Lead-free solder (97SN/3CU) .93” in diameter wrapped in convenient ¼”lb spool. The 300 watt Professional kit is available in both a lead-bearing and lead free version, as the lead-free movement has yet to take hold for this market segment. The lead-bearing version features a high-purity 50/50 blended solder which comes in two fifteen inch lengths of ¼” square solder bars. For the lead-free version of the kit, American Beauty chose a specific custom blend which achieves a higher shear strength with a lower reflow temperature than the standard lead-free solder currently being offered to roofers and sheet-metal workers. High-quality fluxes were specifically selected to perfectly compliment the solders and targeted applications.
Having a true heavy-duty soldering iron, pure solders and highly effective fluxes is crucial to achieving quality solder joints. However, every worker with experience in soldering understands the truly caustic and harsh nature of challenging solder jobs. The operator must battle to keep their soldering tip clean and properly wetted and their iron’s heating element cavity and tip shank free from oxidation, the main inhibitor of thermal transfer. Whether it be Tip Tinners, Brass Sponge Tip Cleaners, Bore Brushes, or Abrasive Cleaning pads, each kit contains all the necessary equipment to ensure the user can complete quality soldering joint after quality solder joint for years to come. American Beauty has created a custom carrying case for the soldering iron and all these many components that will ensure the customer will have all items necessary to be a professional solderer, right at their fingertips.
The American Beauty 150 Watt Professional Soldering Kit (Model PSK150) lists at $249.00. The 300 Watt Professional Soldering Kit (Model PSK300 or PSK300-PB for lead-bearing kit) lists at $349.00. Additionally all solders, fluxes and accessories in can be purchased separately from American Beauty Tools as required.