Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Soldering hair dryers are actively used in the repair of microcircuits and boards in order to carefully disconnect non-working elements and solder new ones. It is a permanent tool for those involved in the repair of mobile phones, computers and laptops. The device consists of a control module and a handle with a cooler that supplies hot air from the heating element through a narrow nozzle, which facilitates the rapid melting of the tin. The principle of operation of the unit is hot air, but some are equipped with a second soldering iron for contact soldering. It is safe and comfortable to work with thanks to its support leg and antistatic housing. The rating of the best soldering dryers, based on the reviews of the masters and the characteristics of the product, will help you find the optimal equipment for specific tasks.
How to choose a soldering hair dryer
Before studying the rating, it will be useful to briefly recall the key characteristics of soldering stations that you need to pay attention to when choosing. With this in mind, it will be better to see the advantages and possibilities of the products presented in the rating. Soldering stations are selected taking into account the following parameters:
- Temperature range. The ability to set the heating temperature varies from 50 to 500 degrees. The minimum values are important for gentle handling of very thin and fragile parts. The maximum values are useful for soldering transistors and capacitors with thick legs.
- Power. Hair dryers have a power of 40 to 750 W, which determines the heating rate of the tin. For periodic use, the minimum readings are suitable, and for professional activities, devices from 200 watts are required.
- Heating element type. It is of three types. The cheapest is nichrome wire in an insulating layer. More advanced – a ceramic coating on a rod with a conductive track. The last type is induction (heat generation thanks to electromagnetic coils inside the handle). The type of heater determines its service life and safety.
- Airflow outlet. The soldering hair dryer works with a small cooler inside, delivering a flow with a volume of 20-120 l / min. This determines how efficient the device will be. A more powerful type is a compressor in the control unit.
- Digital indication. The control unit can have a display indicating the current temperature. This makes it easier to set up and helps you better navigate what state the hair dryer is in now.
- Auxiliary soldering iron. It is completed with some stations and is designed for point impact by contact with the surface. Useful in case of replacement of a single capacitor or diode.
- Sting shape. It can be tapered, square or flat and affects the width of the area that can be heated in one go without rearranging the hair dryer. Some models are equipped with a whole set of nozzles with different shapes and diameters, which expands their application.
- Additional functions. The soldering dryer can be equipped with a desoldering pump, which makes the process of large-scale desoldering of parts more convenient. This function is only needed for professional use.
Rating of the best soldering dryers
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best soldering dryers||1||LUKEY-868||RUB 9,520|
|2||YAXUN YX-968||RUB 9 490|
|3||Quick 857DW +||RUB 8,240|
|4||ELEMENT 878 15298||4 400 rub.|
|5||MEGEON 00361||RUB 2,900|
|6||ELEMENT 858||RUB 3,830|
Having remembered the parameters for choosing a product, let's move on to considering the rating of the best models. The presented equipment is praised by some users in reviews for an affordable price, while others, despite the high cost, for wide opportunities.
This model in the ranking belongs to the Chinese brand, which is the industry leader in its homeland. The soldering hair dryer has a power of 750 W. The station is equipped with a main hot air gun with a heating temperature of 100-480 degrees, and an additional contact soldering iron with a thin tip. The product has two independent stands so that hot items do not come into contact with surfaces. The tip is chrome-plated and protected from corrosion or deformation when heated. When the appliance is turned off, the automatic cooling protection is activated to prevent the heater from overheating.
The experts liked the device for its precise settings thanks to two displays indicating the temperature on each instrument, as well as the ability to adjust the air flow rate with three values. The soldering hair dryer also earned a place in the rating due to its fast heating in 12 seconds, so it is definitely suitable for a professional workshop to immediately start working after turning it on.
- light weight of the entire station – 1kg;
- digital indication;
- instant readiness for soldering;
- additional 3 nozzles with different diameters.
- high price;
- no desoldering pump;
- there is no handle for quickly rearranging the body to another table;
- the hair dryer cannot lower the heat below 100 ° C.
The model ranked second in the list of blow dryers belongs to a Chinese industrial brand. This is one of the most equipped installations for professional use. The station operates with a power of 550 W from a single-phase 220 V. The equipment is made in a compact case with dimensions of 290x350x210 mm and can easily fit on a desktop. The casing is completely metal and durable. The device is equipped with a combined display showing the temperature of the soldering iron and hair dryer.
In our opinion, the product has earned a place in the ranking due to its advanced equipment that facilitates operation. For example, it has a scale that is almost unparalleled by competitors – on the right side there is a transparent bulb with a rising ball, which helps to visually control the strength of the air flow. A solder coil is provided for the soldering iron, simplifying the work. Microprocessor-based heating control helps to accurately maintain the indicators, which is noted by the masters in the reviews.
- convenient handle for transportation;
- smoke eliminator for neutralizing harmful vapors;
- there is a self-test to protect against hair dryer burning;
- includes 4 nozzles.
- a scale with Fahrenheit values superimposed on the main indicators interferes;
- the highest value in the ranking;
- the unit weighs 5.25 kg;
- air productivity 23 l / min lower than competitors.
Quick 857DW +
The product in the rating belongs to the professional type and produces a power of 580 watts. Its temperature range is 100-450 degrees. The microprocessor monitors the heating and the temperature at the outlet of the hair dryer corresponds to the values on the digital display. In reviews, users like the set with four nozzles, where 3 and 6 mm are suitable for soldering small elements, and 8 and 12 mm for large ones. To rearrange the device there is a handle on a metal case. Operation is very simple thanks to two regulators (air quantity and heating degree). The attachments are fixed not just by putting them on a hair dryer, but with an additional bolt tie, so they do not fall off during expansion and cooling.
Our experts have awarded the soldering hair dryer the third place in the rating due to the comfortable grip, which is equipped with an extended spring that protects the cable from kinking. This will extend its life with frequent bends. The device also functions with a diaphragm compressor inside, therefore it is capable of delivering air at a rate of 100 l / min.
- is completed with four nozzles with diameters from 3 to 12 mm;
- has certificates ISO 9001, RoHS, CE;
- protection against static electricity is provided;
- display with LED indicators.
- nichrome heater;
- loud work 78 dB;
- high price;
- short hot air gun cable 110 cm.
ELEMENT 878 15298
In the fourth place in the ranking is a model of a domestic manufacturer produced in China. The hair dryer station is made in a plastic case and has two connectors for connection. The control panel has two temperature controls and an air setting. Each action is accompanied by a diode indication. Heating range 100-480 degrees. The unit weighs only 2.7 kg, which makes it easy to move around the workshop. The set includes 4 attachments and two handle holders. The owners in the reviews share about the presence of the standby function when the hairdryer is parked.
Our experts have included the model in the rating due to the optimal ratio of price and quality. This is the cheapest soldering dryer in the professional category. The device heats up in 7 seconds, has two working tools and a power of 700 watts. Supports the function of adjusting the blowing speed and heating force. This option is optimal for a beginner repairman for mobile phones and video cameras.
- reaching the operating temperature in 7 seconds;
- two soldering tools in one device;
- the lowest cost in the professional category;
- comfortable hair dryer handle with anti-slip relief.
- in the minimum position of the regulator, the hair dryer blows very strongly;
- no display showing real values;
- the selected temperature on the scale is less than the existing one – you have to knowingly set it higher;
- plastic case.
The penultimate place in our rating is occupied by another domestic product. The station operates on a 220 V single-phase network and consumes 50 W. The device supports heating from 200 to 480 º С. The device weighs 1.3 kg, so it is not difficult to move around with it and even go to calls for repairs on site. The kit includes a handy holder and a cleaning sponge to keep the tip free of deposits. On the front panel, there is a connector for a soldering iron and diodes informing about switching on and reaching the set temperature. The heating regulator contains two scales.
This soldering station got into the rating because it has an affordable price and consumes a minimum of electricity – for 10 hours of operation, only 0.5 kW will be obtained. But due to the lack of hot air soldering (only the contact method supports), it is not suitable for every workshop. It is worth paying attention to radio amateurs who design their own installations.
- tips are suitable from other manufacturers;
- takes up little space on the table;
- suitable for everyday use;
- comfortable thin handle;
- affordable cost.
- only one soldering iron;
- no screen;
- the scale with degrees Fahrenheit gets in the way.
In the last place in the rating is a soldering dryer from a Russian company, distinguished by its simplicity of design and functions. It does not have a display, but instead provides a painted scale with degrees from 100 to 450. The lower control on the front panel is responsible for the blowing speed and has 8 positions, although the adjustment is smooth and intermediate values can be set. Masters in reviews pay attention to a bulky handle with a cooler, which you need to get used to in order to manipulate the microcircuits. The unit delivers a power of 650 W and informs about its operation with two burning diodes.
We included the soldering hair dryer in the rating due to the increased starting power, thanks to which you can do the work after the first 3 seconds. Although the appliance uses the old fan-blowing technology, this unit is capable of delivering up to 120 l / min, which ensures rapid heat distribution. This Russian-Chinese product is another affordable alternative for novice craftsmen so as not to invest heavily in equipment at first.
- acceptable power 650 W;
- accelerated heating;
- strong air flow;
- neat and comfortable stand for a hair dryer.
- wide back of the handle;
- no additional soldering iron;
- no display;
- if it bends strongly, the wire connected to the handle of the hair dryer may break.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.