American Beauty #3178 300-Watt Iron

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American Beauty 300 Watt Model 3178-300 Soldering Iron. Comes with a standard 45C chisel style soldering tip.

OPTIONS (select below):

$263.00 Iron with standard tip
$325.00 Add 45D diamond style (pointed) tip.
$292.00 Add CS-ABKit Maintenance Kit
$355.00 Add 45D Diamond Tip and CS-ABKit Maintenance Kit

*  Wattage: 300 Watts
*  Replacement heating element #9277
*  Maximum tip temperature (F): 1000°F
*  Maximum tip temperature (C): 538°C
*  Overall length: 14 3/8" (36.5cm)
*  Tip shank diameter: 7/8" (22.2mm)
*  Tip length: 5 5/32" (13.1cm)
*  Product weight: 37 oz.(1.05 kg)
*  Made in the USA

This is our most popular electric soldering iron. The American Beauty 300-Watt Iron is an industrial-duty tool especially designed for sheet metal applications. It provides a 1,000°F maximum tip temperature to assure an even solder flow, and includes a pre-tinned chisel tip that seats inside the heating element. Equipped with a hardwood handle and a heat shield, this iron eliminates propane, acetylene, and natural gas, staying hot without open flames. 

The 300 watt iron is lighter and easier on the wrist than the 550 watt soldering iron , especially when doing general soldering and vertical joints. It has enough power and heat to do what you need to do. When doing a lot of flat-lock copper work, the 550 watt soldering iron  would be the preferred model. The 550 watt soldering iron  is heavier, but if you're setting it on a flat surface and soldering seams, for example, the weight is not much of an issue. If you have to have only one model for general soldering, get the 300 watt. If you want a beefier soldering iron or plan on using it mostly for flat seams where the weight of the iron will be resting on the surface, get the 550 watt soldering iron. Better yet, get one of each. These irons are always ideal for indoor shop work, or outdoor work when it's not too cold. They are not suited for cold weather outdoor use.

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    • Weight
      4.1 lbs
  • Manufacturer
    American Beauty
  • Options:
    45C Chisel Tip Only, Add 45D Diamond Tip, Add CS-ABKit Maintenance Kit, Add 45D Tip & CS-ABKit Maintenance Kit
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