I have used American Beauty soldering irons for over forty years in making over 9,500 weathervanes in shapes of ducks, geese, horses, pigs, and boats. Its the only iron I've found which supplies enough heat to properly solder my joints.
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 precision brazed for optimal strength and efficiency. (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.
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 3138X-175 featured on this page: