Just got my new soldering iron and I'm very impressed with it so I thought I'd do a quick review. I've been wanting/needing a new portable and battery operated soldering iron for a while to do PCB small component and SMD work such as minor reflowing and component replacement. I have a couple of battery irons already (Weller BP650 and an Antex that I can't remember the model no) but they're not great to say the least. The battery life is terrible, they're slow to heat, can't achieve a high enough temperature for many applications and their temperature stability is also appalling. I've actually given up on battery irons years ago and just struggle with a gas powered iron for portable use but it's prone to causing collateral damage with the hot exhaust gasses through the tip and lack of temperature control and being too hot for small board work.