I′ve had a 15W Weller soldering iron for around 15 years and up until last weekend was no trouble. Then it just stopped.
So time to look for a new soldering iron – turn to the internet and reviews. The most favoured make appears to be Antex. The Antex website is quite nice as it lays out their range of irons antex.co.uk – you can purchase directly from the website.
I quickly honed in on the 25W iron as I′m not the most sensitive with these and sometime want a bit more heat for larger items.
I bought mine from Maplins, just convenience as they are a 5 minute walk up the road.
The iron comes with a stand that is “flat-packed” and a plastic hook attached to the main body of the iron – this just slides off if you don′t need it.
The tip is a good size for soldering electronics and you can buy separately a selection of bits (again check out the antex.co.uk website.