The Power Probe PPSK Butane Soldering Kit
I’ve been using the Power Probe PPSK Butane Soldering Kit to repair an old arcade machine, and so far it works perfectly. The self-igniter feature works instantly, and is much handier than other propane irons I’ve used. The iron heats up a lot faster than my electric iron (30 seconds from cold start to working temp) so you don’t need to keep it burning constantly if you’re doing bits here and there. This unit fires up every time without any problems.
The hot air feature is ideal for shrink tubing – much better than a match or propane torch. It’s easy to control, so you get full shrinkage with no danger of burned insulation. The torch feature is nice if you need a pinpoint flame. This unit comes in a nice plastic case with a spot for all your tips and such and has a foam pad to keep them from banging around. My friends unit came in a metal box with his tips in a plastic bag and that was it. So while my torch stays nice and clean, his gets banged up every time he moves it.