This is a really nice soldering iron. It is consistent, reliable and it sips on the battery. It is as enjoyable to use on the bench as it is in portable situations. Just for fun (and testing) it was used to solder some 14 gage extension cord outdoors in 40° temperatures. The iron had no issues getting things hot enough for the solder to flow freely .
The iron also works great for PCB work. The iron doesn't struggle trying to heat larger PCB pads and traces like some other portables we've used. Just make sure you have enough solder on the tip to transfer the heat to the trace (This may be the number 1 newbie mistake).
In summary, The small handle and light weight of the unit makes getting into tight spaces easier than larger irons and having adjustable temperature on a portable is just the bees knees.
Note: The TS100 does not come with a power cable. There is a link below to an XT60 power cable for this iron.
What's in the box:
|Special Function||Auto low temp mode when not moved for approx 1 min.|
|Self Temperature Regulation||Yes|
|Operating Temperature Range||100°C ~ 400°C (212° ~ 752°F)|
|Default Temperature||300°C (572°F)|