We all know and love Ryobi for their wide range of tools and their ability to think outside the box when designing their new launches. What always stands out is their creativity and ability to tap right into what the hobbyist community really wants. A soldering iron is a tool that has a huge variety of uses, from automotive, electronics and of course hobby and craft applications. I have had a chance to check this tool out in my shop, so let’s hop into the Ryobi Soldering Station Review – First Look.
Ryobi Soldering Station Review – First Look – Features
- Heats up to 900°F
- Hybrid technology provides unlimited runtime
- 3 ft. reach for a variety of applications
- Onboard tip storage
- Iron holder for safe and convenient storage
- LED indicator lets you know when the tip is hot
- Temperature control allows you to set and maintain the desired temperature
- 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
Ryobi Soldering Station Review – First Look – Value
The Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station comes in at $79.97 at The Home Depot. To me, this is a great value. Overall, Soldering Irons can range significantly from very inexpensive to several multiples of the cost of this tool. Considering the feature lineup on this tool, it is a significantly good value.
Ryobi Cordless Soldering Station Review – First Look – My Thoughts
While I don’t use Soldering Irons daily, I use them enough to have a good grasp on their quality and what features will be the most useful. My immediate thoughts on this tool are that it seems incredibly well put together. The quality and finish out of the tool itself are solid, nothing flimsy or gimmicky, it has a good layout for actual use. Likely the most significant feature is the dual power technology included in this tool. This tool can be powered by both an 18V One+ Battery and can be plugged in. Ryobi opted to make it compatible with standard extension cords, instead of a dedicated power cord, which to me really stands out.
I am eager to put this tool to use in my shop and report back with a Full Review. If there is one thing that is certain, Ryobi has some interesting Specialty Tools and this is a really unique offering in their lineup. Much like the Ryobi Rotary Tool, I love the way the tool itself is designed. The iron holder is placed well and I love having so much control over the temperature of the iron. All in all, my first thoughts are that they did a great job executing this tool. Stay tuned for the Full Review of the Ryobi Soldering Station coming soon!