Model # 3138-100

100 Watt, 3/8" Heavy-Duty Soldering Iron


I've gotta say that I’ve owned my American Beauty 100 watt heavy duty soldering iron for about a year now and it is without a doubt the best soldering I’ve ever used. I work for an electrical engineering firm in the UK and use it on a daily basis. It gets to temp, stays there consistently and is up to whatever task i ask of it. It really is a beast of a soldering iron with a build quality that is second to none. Even the stand it’s supplied with is of a much higher quality than others on the market.

I've had several soldering irons, from cheap Amazon stuff to the more expensive Weller and Hakko models, but my American Beauty beats all of them by a long shot. It’s built like a tank and I couldn’t be happier with it.

Lee A, United Kingdom
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Product Overview
American Beauty heavy-duty irons are ideal for heavy soldering jobs and production-line environments. Created by compression winding a special Ni-Chrome heating alloy onto a steel spool, all elements demonstrate an unsurpassed heat capacity and outstanding durability. Protective casings cut from a single block of steel are strengthened with multiple heat treatments and precisionbrazed for optimal strength and efficiency. (Stand Included)


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.

Hardwood handle provides superior thermal and electrical insulating properties and durability.

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 3138-100 featured on this page:

Model Product NamePrice 
3919Replacement Handle/Cord set for Heavy-Duty Irons$28.00Add to Cart
3933Replacement Item_Set Screws$14.50Add to Cart
43DDiamond Style Soldering Tip$18.00Add to Cart
9273-100Replacement 100 Watt Compression-Wound Heating Element$68.00Add to Cart


The following products can be used as Accessories for Model 3138-100 featured on this page:

Model Product NamePrice 
43CChisel Style Soldering Tip$18.00Add to Cart
43SScrewdriver Style Soldering Tip$18.00Add to Cart
CS-ABKITSoldering Iron Maintenance Kit for 1/4" thru 9/8" Irons$34.00Add to Cart
V3700Voltage Controller for Heavy-Duty Irons & Pots$169.00Add to Cart


The following products are related (similar model but different specifications, etc.) to Model 3138-100 featured on this page:

Model Product NamePrice 
3138-130130 Watt, 3/8" Heavy-Duty Soldering Iron$158.00Add to Cart
3138-150150 Watt, 3/8" Heavy-Duty Soldering Iron$158.00Add to Cart
3138X-175175 Watt, 3/8" Heavy-Duty Soldering Iron$168.00Add to Cart


Users of this product have stated that they use it for several jobs which include but are not limited to:
  1. Soldering stained glass art-work
  2. Soldering cover to enclosure on electronic assemblies for aircraft applications.
  3. Soldering Copper shield for MRI
  4. Melting plastic bubbles
  5. Soldering wire terminations during fabrication of control panel
  6. Soldering small points/connections
  7. Soldering sheet metal, tin and copper
  8. Burning holes in fabric
  9. Soldering heavy jobs for home hobbyist
  10. Soldering plumbing (sweating) thin-walled copper
  11. Soldering sheet metal, joining seems in zinc countertops
  12. Cutting PVC liners
  13. Performing general household repairs
  14. Soldering various connectors in Automotive Environment including battery cables
  15. Removing flash from rubber parts
  16. Soldering Drones
Replacing the cord-set on your American Beauty Industrial Soldering Iron
Replacing the heating element of your American Beauty industrial soldering iron
Proper soldering iron maintenance


Tip Diameter.375 in
Standard Tip StyleDiamond
Wattage100 watts
AMP Draw< 1 Amp
Maximum Temperature925 °F / 496°C
Stand included?Yes
Available in a 220-240 VAC?Yes, available upon request
Product Length14 in / 35.56 cm
Product Width2.25 in / 5.72 cm
Product Height2.25 in / 5.72 cm
Product Weight1.3 lbs / 0.59 kg
Package Dimensions (Inches)16-1/2 by 2-3/4 by 2-3/4
Package Weight2 lbs / 0.91 kg
Country of OriginUS
Harmonization Code:8515.11.0000
RoHS CompliantYes
IEC 60335-1, Edition 5.1, 2013-12Yes
IEC 60335-2-45, Edition 3.2, 2012-01Yes
WEEE CompliantYes
CE CertifiedYes
Understanding Tip MeasurementsExplanation
Warranty PolicyDetails
User ManualUser Manual
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