American Beauty #3198 550-Watt Iron

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$335.00 American Beauty Model 3198 550-Watt Electric Soldering Iron. This iron comes with a standard 46C Chisel Style Soldering Tip

$425.00 The 46D Diamond Style Soldering Tip can be added as an option.

$362.00 The CS-ABKit Maintenance Kit can be added as an option.

$455.00 Or buy the entire kit including both tips and the CS-ABKit maintenance kit (select below).

This is an industrial-duty iron especially designed for sheet metal applications and provides a 1,010°F maximum tip temperature to assure an even solder flow. Featuring a pre-tinned tip that seats inside the heating element, consisting of a compression-wound resistant wire around a steel spool, this soldering iron is built for optimum heat transfer and has a rugged stainless steel case.

* Wattage: 550 Watts
* Replacement heating element #9279
* Maximum tip temperature (F): 1010°F
* Maximum tip temperature (C): 543°C
* Overall length: 15" (38.1cm)
* Tip shank diameter: 1 1/8" (28.6mm)
* Tip length: 5 7/8" (14.9cm)
* Product weight: 60 oz. (2.27 kg)
* Made in the USA

Equipped with a hardwood handle for a sure grip and a heat shield for safety, the American Beauty Model 3198 550-Watt Soldering Iron eliminates the need for propane or gas and stays hot without open flames.
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The 300-watt iron is lighter and easier on the wrist than the 550-watt, 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 would be the preferred model. The 550 is heavier, but if you're setting it on a flat surface and soldering horizontal 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 iron. 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. Better yet, get one of each. In either case, 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
      7 lbs
  • Manufacturer
    American Beauty
  • Options
    Iron with Chisel Tip Only, Add 46D Diamond Tip, Add CS-ABKit Maintenance Kit, Add 46D Tip and CS-ABKit Maintenance Kit
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