Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review

Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review

Ryobi is the king of Homeowner based tools. They have such a wide variety of tools I often find their niche tools are able to appeal to more users than ever before. Today we look at a perfect example of Ryobi pushing their boundaries with a cordless tool that users will find particularly handy. Here we explore this multi-purpose tool in the Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review.  

First Look-

Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review

Soldering Irons are used in a wide variety of trades, from plumbing, electrical, as well as technology and often in crafts and hobbies. They have a distinct ability to bond materials together with a metal compound, often a combination of metal alloys like tin, silver, copper and the like in a simple yet effective way. A Soldering Iron is really a simple mechanism, involving a heating element with a conductive tip used to heat the solder. The insulated handle protects the user during use.   Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review Soldering Irons follow a lot of concepts similar to welding but on a much smaller scale. The evolution of the technology behind them has also evolved significantly since their introduction. Here you see a side by side of this Soldering Station compared to a very old Soldering Gun from the ’80s. While Soldering Guns, Soldering Irons, and Soldering Stations all accomplish the same basic functions, their differences lie in layout and often feature set. This Soldering Station from Ryobi combines a lot of features users will appreciate and brings these classic tools into modern times.  

A Little about the Brand-

Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review

Ryobi has a wide range of tools on their 18V platform. The basics such as drills, and compact saws, all the way to vacuums and household favorites. Their selection inside any Home Depot is baffling. This is one of the many reasons Homeowners often choose to invest in the brand when making their purchasing decisions. Ryobi combines incredible value, with creative and unique tools that have really changed the face of entry-level and DIY power tools.  

Detailed Look-

Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review

Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review Ryobi includes a solid set of features in this tool. Hybrid power option allows the user to use one of Ryobi’s 18V One+ Batteries, or connect a standard plug. Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review The temperature control allows the user to select a temperature from 300 to 900 degrees, giving a significant amount of versatility to suitable applications.

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The LED light gives an easy indication when the iron has reached its desired temperature. It lights Red as it heats, and green when it is ready for use. Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review A three-foot cord on the iron gives users a significant reach for any task. Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review The Iron Holder is a huge benefit to this Soldering Station over traditional Soldering Irons and provides a lot of stability.   Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review The Cleaning sponge has a dedicated spot on the station, providing easy access and convenient cleaning during use. The onboard tool storage allows you a way to easily store and access the tips. Ryobi included a fine point and a chisel point tip for versatility. Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review This Ryobi Set includes two tips, both a chisel and fine point that can be easily switched out by rotating the upper part of the tool. Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review Ryobi includes their 3-year manufacturer warranty on this tool.  

Who Can Use This-

Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review

This is another one of those Ryobi Tools I specifically asked to review because I found it an interesting and creative addition to their lineup. I will always say Ryobi is a homeowner based tool line, providing incredible tools for that market, but this tool is another one I feel has some cross over potential. For professionals that use soldering irons occasionally, this tool is a solid addition to their lineup. The DIY and Hobbyist crowd will be particularly interested in this tool for its good mix of value and performance.  

Value-

Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review

This Ryobi tool, like the vast majority of their line, is priced to be an incredible value. You can find this tool at The Home Depot for $79.97 which is very competitive to the market. When it comes to Soldering Irons you can easily spend several times this, and generally soldering stations are significantly more expensive. You can always find the very inexpensive basic soldering iron options, but I would caution against their use. My personal experience with the very small irons is their temperature is almost impossible to control and don’t stand up to much use.  

Wrap Up-

Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review

Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review I really have enjoyed this Soldering Station. As I mentioned in the First Look on this tool, I don’t use soldering irons daily, but rather have the occasional use for them. I have used this tool for a variety of applications so far and have been very impressed with its overall quality and performance. From replacing a fan on a computer using the fine point tip or soldering a joint on a necklace of my daughters it has distinct advantages over other Soldering Irons I have used. The big standouts are how much control the temperature dial lends a user. Also, the variable power is a huge benefit for users, allowing it to be both a corded and a cordless tool. Much like a lot of Ryobi’s recent launches, I have been impressed with their overall build quality, showing significant improvement from very early launches. The connections are secure, as well as small details like the onboard tool storage and sponge are big pluses in Ryobi’s overall execution. It is often the small details that make all the difference in a users experience, and I definitely think Ryobi aced that goal.
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