Top 10 | Best Soldering Guns And Irons of 2020

Options considered: 40
Last updated: August 2020
Ranking criteria: value for money, customer reviews, popularity, brand trustworthiness
Table: Best soldering guns and irons
Rank soldering gun Price
1 ANBES View product
2 Dremel View product
3 Weller View product
4 Weller View product
5 Weller View product
6 Weller View product
7 SOAIY View product
8 Hakko View product
9 Portasol View product
10 Weller View product

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Our Ranking Criteria

In short, we do the research for you. You probably don't have time to read through reviews of top 40 products. We go through reviews for you, and try to paint a decent picture of your best options. We rank the products based on 4 weighted criteria:
  • customer reviews [30%] - how customers rated this product? Literally, the higher, the better.
  • popularity [30%] - how many people seem to buy this product compared to other options.
  • brand trustworthiness [15%] - the more other high-rated products by this brand, the more trustworthy we consider the vendor
  • value for money [25%] - adjust the above for price. If there is a better option for lower price, product is ranked higher.

What about the price?

Price only accounts for 25% of the score because price is a tricky thing. It boils down to your individual preference - do you want to go higher-end or budget?

Ideally, we try to recommend better-featured items that have a lower price and high customer score, but in most cases you can't espace the fact that extra features/quality cost extra money.

Please take a look at the price chart for soldering guns and irons to see the best picks in each budget.

In a nutshell: 3 most popular options

Top Brands and Price Ranges

As of August 2020 the most popular soldering gun brand is Weller - it has 24 best-selling soldering guns, with Weller WES51 and Weller D550PK being the top two. Second most popular brand is Hakko.

Summary: Top Soldering Gun Brands
Brand Top 3 Bestsellers
#1 Weller
Total bestsellers: 24
#2 Hakko
Total bestsellers: 7
#3 ABF
Total bestsellers: 4

This month, out of 182 best-selling soldering guns and irons the top 3 most popular ones are Anbes D-950 , Dremel Versa Tip Precision and Weller WES51 .

Top soldering guns can be split into budget, premium and mid-range ones. #1 premium soldering gun is currently Portasol Super Pro , followed by Weller D650 .

The best budget soldering guns are Anbes D-950 and Dremel Versa Tip Precision . In the middle of the price range you have Weller D550PK and Weller P2KC .

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