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 away from the bench environments. 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 lightweight aspect of the unit makes getting into tight spaces easier than larger irons and having an adjustable temperature on a portable is just the bees knees.
Note: The TS100 does not come with a power cable. Follow the 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)|