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Make connections that last! Stahl Tools SSVT variable temperature soldering station provides the adjustability demanded by professionals, at a price that enables anyone to solder better. Total control over a soldering iron's heat to ensure perfect electronic terminations every time, no matter the job's size. Many different soldering tasks are accomplished easily by using the SSVT's adjustable 5 to 40 watt (150DegreeC to 450DegreeC temperature) adjustment. The lightweight pencil design features a fatigue-reducing rubber grip, and a Bakelite-ringed holder keeps the iron at the ready. A field replaceable, precision ground, iron-plated solid copper tip provides maximum heat transfer, minimizing cold solder joints. Includes 1.5 mm conical soldering tip and cleaning sponge. Additional tips available for a variety of soldering applications. Tip replacement/cleaning should be done only when the iron is at room temperature. The tip can be changed/replaced simply by unscrewing the knurled nut from the barrel assembly. The station must be switched off and allowed to cool before and during this operation, as damage may result if the system is left on without the tip installed. After removing the tip, blow out any oxide dust that may have formed in the tip retaining area of the barrel. Avoid getting debris in your eyes. Replace the tip and screw the retaining knurled nut onto the barrel assembly; tighten only finger-tight. To avoid burning your fingers, pliers should only be used to tighten the nut if it becomes loose when the iron is hot. Care should be taken not to overtighten, as this can damage the element. The iron should be placed in its stand when not in use. If the supply cord becomes damaged, it must be replaced by a qualified service technician. The outer case of the iron or station may be cleaned with a damp cloth using a small amount of liquid detergent. Never submerse the unit in liquid or allow any liquid to enter the case of the station.