I bought my 50 Watt, 1/4" Pencil-Style Soldering Iron back in April 1967 when I worked building test equipment for the F-111 project. It was used 5 days a week for 2 years until I got drafted. Since then, it's been used for many electronic and electrical projects. Recently, I thought the heating element had gone bad when it wouldn't heat. However, further testing proved that the element was still good, even after 53 years but the cordset had worn out. So I ordered a new cord and with some minor filing, I was able to make the new cord work with my old handle. WORKS LIKE NEW. GREAT quality. The element may outlive me, now nearing 73!! THANK YOU for making a quality product and continuing to support it!
"Now that I've used an American Beauty, I'll never use another Weller again!" Cleon W. in Imro, SC.
The little guy that really packs a punch! Designed in the same fashion as our heavy-duty soldering irons, these pencil-style irons are certainly not your average hobby iron. Referred to as production-ready, these irons repeatedly perform hard soldering applications, day in and day out. The combination of intense heat and unmatched durability yields a pencil iron that can proudly be called an American Beauty and makes a versatile tool in any maintenance and repair operation. (Stand Included)
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Ni-Chrome Compression Wound Heating Elements are proven to be the most reliable heating element for maintaining soldering temperature in production environments.
Paragon Iron-Clad Lead-Free Soldering Iron Tips consistently outperform and outlast ordinary soldering iron tips many times over.
Plug-style tip design provides for superior heat transfer and easy cleaning.
Modular construction allows for easy replacement of consumable parts allowing for tools to last for generations.
The following products can be used as replacements for Model 3112-50 featured on this page: