I started using the American Beauty brand in 2010 for wire sculpture. There was much interest in my pieces as well as sales. I won several awards for my work from a local art gallery. Eventually the tip of the soldering iron eroded/corroded severely. I contacted American Beauty for a new tip and discovered that the unit I was using had been manufactured in 1947! I ordered a 60 Watt pencil iron and a 25 watt pencil iron for my smaller sculptures. This works wonderfully and I completed my most recent project with this new, lower wattage unit.
As the most complete automotive restoration, machining and fabrication facility in the Washington DC area, we were seeing an increasing need to repair the thin aluminum found on radiator condensers. I was surprised when you recommended a 60 Watt pencil iron for this specific application. I was even more surprised when I got it and it did such a good job. Thanks for your help.
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 3112-60 featured on this page: