Beaton Auto Feeding Soldering Iron

I finally found a great solution for times when more than two hands are needed in the Beaton Auto Feeding Soldering Iron.

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Great Solution for Soldering

If you are like me, then two hands sometimes are just not enough when it comes to tricky soldering jobs. Sure the Helping Hands jigs and clamps can help, but there are certainly times where they can't do the job and you end up trying to hold a wire in place, the solder and the iron all together. It's been an issue I've had to work around for more than a decade, but I think I finally found a great solution for those times in the Beaton Auto Feeding Soldering Iron.

I don't know how long this has been around or what the quality is, but I am loving the idea behind it. The solder attaches to the back and feeds through a trigger mechanism to the iron tip allowing you one handed operation of the iron and solder feeding. That's brilliant! Now you can hold a piece of wire in place while soldering and giving the proper amount of solder with just two hands. At $38, it's certainly worth having around for the occasions it would be just what you need.

Specifications:

  • Input Voltage: EU/220V, US/110V
  • Output Temperature: 300-400 Degrees Celsius
  • Temperature Stability: 1 Degree
  • Output Power: 60W
  • Dimensions: 19*18CM

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Apr 07, 2020, 01:58 AM
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The photo with the circuit board is comedic gold.

I can't imagine trying to tin or solder anything with such an unwieldly device, but I'm sure people will buy them anyway
Apr 07, 2020, 11:03 AM
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Yep! I was thinking more for wires and stuff for the RC hobby. I'm sure it's handy in the right situation.
Apr 07, 2020, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Piece
The photo with the circuit board is comedic gold.

I can't imagine trying to tin or solder anything with such an unwieldly device, but I'm sure people will buy them anyway
That photo reminds me of one I saw several years ago, where a very pretty girl was using her companies product to solder something on a printed circuit board. The iron from the soldering station looked very well made, probably a good product.

BUT, the pretty girl had her fingers holding the soldering stations soldering iron by the HOT portion of the soldering iron, not the insulated handle portion of the soldering iron!
Apr 07, 2020, 11:15 AM
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That's a classic!
Apr 07, 2020, 03:52 PM
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Yeah, it just popped up in another thread a couple days ago too
Apr 08, 2020, 09:38 AM
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Temp is a bit light.
Apr 09, 2020, 11:57 PM
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Oh my!!!!!!!

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Apr 10, 2020, 12:12 AM
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Yep! I was thinking more for wires and stuff for the RC hobby. I'm sure it's handy in the right situation.
That brings back vague memories of using some thing similar to this unit many years ago. And back then, my recollection was it got tossed in the trash. (The solder never went to where it was needed while soldering something)
Apr 10, 2020, 01:10 AM
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This one doesn't look like it would either. The solder is not properly aligned with the tip of the iron.

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Apr 10, 2020, 03:15 PM
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They must be joking, soldering a surface mount PCB with that monstrosity. If you can't make a joint with the iron in one hand and the solder in the other you aren't using the correct tools.

Oh, and the 1 stability, I call BS on that one.

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Last edited by AndyOne; Apr 10, 2020 at 03:47 PM.
Apr 11, 2020, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by AndyOne
They must be joking, soldering a surface mount PCB with that monstrosity. If you can't make a joint with the iron in one hand and the solder in the other you aren't using the correct tools.

Oh, and the 1 stability, I call BS on that one.

A.
Fully agree, but I did miss that 1 degree stability. That is complete B*** S***. Could that be an indication of the quality on the rest of that product?
Apr 11, 2020, 05:30 AM
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It says temperature 300 to 400, if it can't be adjusted that's more like 100 stability.

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Apr 26, 2020, 03:44 PM
Richard Cox
I have been soldering for 60 years. Never needed one of those, never will. After years of experience, you grow a third hand.
Apr 30, 2020, 12:53 AM
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They must be joking, soldering a surface mount PCB with that monstrosity. If you can't make a joint with the iron in one hand and the solder in the other you aren't using the correct tools.


A.
Yeah, the soldering iron tip is bigger in diameter than most of the stuff you'd be soldering on a surface component circuit board.

For other readers of this thread, a needle pointed soldering iron is mandatory for soldering those 805 and smaller surface mounted resistors. I've used a precision 5.00 Volt reference tiny tiny tiny chip that is difficult to solder even with a sharp needle pointed soldering iron tip.


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