American Beauty #3198 550-Watt Iron

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American Beauty Model 3198 550-Watt Electric Soldering Iron. This is an industrial-duty iron especially designed for sheet metal applications and provides a 1,010°F maximum tip temperature to assure an even solder flow. Featuring a pre-tinned tip that seats inside the heating element, consisting of a compression-wound resistive wire around a steel spool, this soldering iron is built for optimum heat transfer and has a rugged stainless steel case.

* Wattage: 550 Watts
* Replacement heating element #9279
* Maximum tip temperature (F): 1010°F
* Maximum tip temperature (C): 543°C
* Overall length: 15 inches (38.1cm)
* Tip shank diameter: 1 1/8 inches (28.6mm)
* Tip length: 5 7/8 inches (14.9cm)
* Product weight: 60 ounces (2.27 kg)
* Country of origin: USA

Equipped with a hardwood handle for a sure grip and a heat shield for safety, the American Beauty Model 3198 550-Watt Soldering Iron eliminates the need for propane or gas and stays hot without open flames. Measuring 15 inches long overall, it has a 5 7/8 inches long tip x 1 1/8 inch diameter shank, weighs 60 ounces and comes with a standard chisel style Paragon soldering tip; diamond style is optional.

The following Paragon tip comes standard with this item:
46C - Chisel Style Paragon Soldering Iron Tips 

The following is the main Alternate Style of Paragon Tip for this item:
46D - Diamond Style Paragon Soldering Iron Tips 
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American Beauty heavy-duty irons are ideal for heavy soldering jobs and production-line environments. Created by compression winding a special Ni-Chrome heating alloy onto a steel spool, all elements demonstrate an unsurpassed heat capacity and outstanding durability. Protective casings cut from a single block of steel are strengthened with multiple heat treatments and precision brazed for optimal strength and efficiency.

300 watt iron is lighter and easier on the wrist than the 550 watt, especially when doing general soldering and vertical joints. It has enough power and heat to do what you need to do. When doing a lot of flat-lock copper work, the 550 watt would be the preferred model. The 550 is heavier, but if you're setting it on a flat surface and soldering horizontal seams, for example, the weight is not much of an issue. If you have to have only one model for general soldering, get the 300 watt iron. If you want a beefier soldering iron or plan on using it mostly for flat seams where the weight of the iron will be resting on the surface, get the 550 watt. Better yet, get one of each. In either case, these irons are always ideal for indoor shop work, or outdoor work when it's not too cold. They are not suited for cold weather outdoor use.

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