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Hakko Soldering Iron Comparison

Buy Hakko Soldering IronsChoosing the right soldering iron can make the difference between a quality job and a huge headache, so it's essential to use the right tool. Hakko offers several different soldering irons for a variety of applications.

Most soldering irons use one of two popular types of heating elements: wire-wound or ceramic. The differences between the two are important to understand:

  • Wire-Wound Heating Element – This technology works similar to a toaster as it uses electrical resistance to heat up the wire. Its down side is that it wastes energy (as much as 100W) heating up the whole heating element, which heats up the soldering tip. While this type of heating element is less expensive, the cheaper soldering irons are less effective.
  • Ceramic Heating Element – Unlike wire-wound technology, ceramic heating elements send current just to the area that requires heat (the soldering tip). This uses less energy by using less wattage to produce more heat, thus maintaining the heat for a longer period of time and providing a faster thermal recovery.

All Hakko soldering irons use ceramic heating elements, which saves energy (using much lower wattage*) and makes for more efficient soldering.

*Note: Wattage is not an indicator of a soldering iron's temperature capacity or performance, but rather is the measurement of the "power rating" of the iron.

If you're still unsure which iron best fits your needs, or you would like more information, please contact one of our Hakko experts at 800-966-6020. Q Source has been an authorized Hakko distributor since 1984 (our founding year!).

Soldering Iron Part Number Avail. Power Consum. Tip Series Standard Tip Tip-to-Ground Resis. Tip-to-Ground Poten. Heating Element Temp. Range/Ctrl. Total Length Weight Agency Apprvl.
Hakko Dash Series Soldering Irons

Dash Series

N452JN-V12 Yes 15W N452
Dash
N452-T-B N/A N/A Ceramic 698°F
(370°C)
7.28"
(185 mm)
4.16 oz
(120g)
UL
N453JN-V12 Yes 20W N452
Dash
N452-T-B N/A N/A Ceramic 788°F
(420°C)
7.28"
(185 mm)
4.16 oz
(120g)
UL
N454JN-V12 Yes 25W N454
Dash
N454-T-B N/A N/A Ceramic 842°F
(450°C)
7.5"
(192 mm)
4.48 oz
(130g)
UL
Hakko FM-2030 Series Soldering Iron

FM-2030

FM2030-01 Yes 140W / 24V T22 N/A <2 ohms <2 mV Ceramic 400-930°F
(200-500°C)
8.8"
(224 mm)
1.4 oz
(41g)
N/A
Hakko FM-2031 Soldering Iron

FM-2031

FM2031-01 Yes 140W / 24V T22 N/A <2 ohms <2 mV Ceramic 400-930°F
(200-500°C)
9.1"
(231 mm)
1.6 oz
(47g)
N/A
Hakko FX-601 Series Soldering Iron

FX-601

FX601-02 Yes 67W / 120V T19 T19-D5 <2 ohms <2 mV Ceramic 464-1004°F
(240-540°C)
9.25" w/Tip
(235 mm)
8.96 oz
(254g)
UL/CSA
Hakko FX-901 Series Soldering Iron

FX-901 Cordless

FX-901/P Yes Alkaline batteries: 6W / 6V T11 N/A N/A N/A Ceramic 600°F
(316°C)
8.3"
(212 mm)
2.72 oz
(76g)
N/A
N-MH batteries: 5W / 4.8V
Hakko Pen Style Presto Dual-Power Soldering Iron

Presto Dual-Power Pencil Iron

980-V12 Yes 20-130W / 100V 980
Presto
N/A N/A N/A Ceramic 600-1000°F
(316-538°C)
8"
(205 mm)
1.6 oz
(47g)
N/A
Hakko Pistol Style Presto Dual-Power Soldering Iron

Presto Dual-Power Pistol Iron

981-V12 Yes 20-130W / 100V 980
Presto
N/A N/A N/A Ceramic 600-1000°F
(316-538°C)
6"
(160 mm)
3.2 oz
(92g)
N/A
Hakko Matchless Series Soldering Irons

Matchless

551V-V12 Yes 150W Matchless CA12.7 N/A N/A Ceramic N/A N/A N/A N/A
557V-V12 Yes 200W Matchless CA16 N/A N/A Ceramic N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hakko Mach-1 Series Soldering Irons

Mach-1 Series

918M-V12 Disc. 85W 918
Mach-1
918-T-3D N/A N/A Ceramic 788°F
(420°C)
8.7"
(220 mm)
~2.4 oz
(70g)
UL
922M-V12 Disc. 85W 920
Mach-1
918-T-3D N/A N/A Ceramic 788°F
(420°C)
8.27"
(210 mm)
~1.76 oz
(50g)
UL
921M-V12 Disc. 85W 920
Mach-1
918-T-3D N/A N/A Ceramic 698°F
(370°C)
8.27"
(210 mm)
~1.76 oz
(50g)
UL
920M-V12 Disc. 95W 920
Mach-1
920-T-2.4D N/A N/A Ceramic 572°F
(300°C)
8.27"
(210 mm)
~1.76 oz
(50g)
UL
Hakko 455-16 Soldering Stick Iron

455 Stick Iron

455-16 Disc. 45W 455 A1052 N/A N/A Ceramic 1110°F
(599°C)
8.5"
(215 mm)
3.2 oz
(100g)
UL/CUL

455 Stick Iron

456-16 Disc. 63W 456 A1026 N/A N/A Ceramic 1110°F
(599°C)
9.8"
(250 mm)
4.96 oz
(150g)
UL/CUL
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