Filed under: Hand Tools
I’ve long held the idea that many tools made in the golden eras of our country were made better and, in many cases, were more functional than the tools we have available to us today. Typically however, this theory falls flat with anything that needs to be plugged into a power source… BUT, there is one vintage electronic device that I will always have in my shop – a Weller Soldering Gun.
These guns, made from around 1951 until around ’65 or so (in the form that I like) are dead ass reliable, get super hot when you need them too, and are completely controllable. Put shortly, they kick the hell out of any modern soldering gun that I know of. Get one.