The iron I received is so beautiful that I didn't want to plug it in and tarnish it! I did however and used it to solder 10 and 4AWG wire already. The new lipo rc charge station at the club field is now functional. Next will be the addition of solar support as donations come in. More 4-6AWG soldering! I passed the iron around before powering it up. The electric plane modelers with their small irons were impressed! They haven't seen anything this big or shinny in a soldering iron before!San Fernando Valley RC Flyers @ Apollo RC Field.
Thanking everyone again
Jeff H from Old Iron Works in Seattle, WA
During the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, a member of the press declared our soldering gun to be a true American Beauty, and in that moment, a brand was born. From those very first days, the American Beauty name has been synonymous with everything that is right about "Made in America"; an unwavering commitment to excellence that is built into every soldering iron, soldering station, solder pot and resistance soldering system.
Our professional tools are reminiscent of a time when people took pride in the tools they used, and companies took pride in the tools they manufactured. American Beauty provides high-performance solutions for all types of soldering applications. Generating intense, consistent heat, far beyond that of an average solder iron, our heavy-duty soldering irons withstand aggressive production-line environments, soldering systems provide intense localized heat to overcome heat sinks and lead-free solder pots maintain consistent high temperatures anywhere on your shop floor.
American Beauty soldering tips were ahead of the curve in switching to lead-free solder and now every tool we make is Lead-Free and RoHS compliant. You can find cheaper or fancier soldering tools out there....but you'll never find one tougher than an American Beauty.