Studio Pro 692 – Heat Resistant Stained Glass Work Surface – 12″ X 12″ Reviews


6 Responses to Studio Pro 692 – Heat Resistant Stained Glass Work Surface – 12″ X 12″ Reviews

  1. Auberjene says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Simple but extremely effective!, February 11, 2018
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    Katie

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    This review is from: Studio Pro 692 – Heat Resistant Stained Glass Work Surface – 12″ X 12″ (Kitchen)
    Wonderful work surface! My mother was a professional stained glass artist so I was spoiled by her extravagant art workshop when I was younger. I recently got back into doing stained glass work and I’m afraid my small 1 bedroom apartment isn’t the ideal setup. Luckily, this product has saved me from burning the complex down or scratching the surface of my desk. It’s great for nearly any art project, but especially anything involving heat. I only wish Diamond Tech made a larger version for bigger projects!
  2. Rhoda Cataleta says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good work surface, December 31, 2017
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    Auberjene (La Mesa, CA United States) –

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    This review is from: Studio Pro 692 – Heat Resistant Stained Glass Work Surface – 12″ X 12″ (Kitchen)
    Has been an ideal heat proof surface for working copper foiled stained glass projects on. Many small burns and discoloration later, it is holding up fine. Perfect performance for my application. Very dense but can use pins to hold things in place.
  3. Anonymous says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Size & Does the Job, June 29, 2016
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    Rhoda Cataleta (EL CERRITO, CA, US) –

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    Love this more compact size and it’s ability to take the heat! After cooling a bit, little pieces of solder come off easily by tapping the edge on a hard surface. And sometimes I can fit two projects on it at the same time – so that saves on prep time!
  4. Tutor Turtle says:
    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Dead in one year., June 15, 2016
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    Tutor Turtle (Billerica, Massachusetts) –

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    This review is from: Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I’ve been a tech for 45 years. Soldering irons last for decades of the type of weekend work I do. Even in my day-time job where they are on for eight hours per day, they last years. I have 30-year-old irons at work. Weller used to be the last word in soldering, not any more. Find another brand.
    After looking up the problem on-line, i found a trouble-shooting guide. a couple hours later I found the wand was at issue, dismantling that, I found a short between the heater element and the temp sensor, a stray strand of wire from assembly . So after a lot of time and effort on mu part, it’s working again.
    BTW: still waiting for a call from tech support.
  5. Richard Menzel says:
    24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Our engineers have brought the WESD51 onto our productions lines because of excellent soldering results and long MTBF, November 23, 2014
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    Richard Menzel (Sandpoint,ID) –

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    This review is from: Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station (Tools & Home Improvement)
    Our company has changed over to these and they work so well I bought one for myself. Our company’s quality system has been audited to the requirements of ISO9001:2008. We meet & exceed the highest demands of our customer base. Our production equipment has to be in continuous production with as little down time as possible. Our engineers have brought the WESD51 onto our productions lines because of excellent soldering results and long MTBF. We use both Hakko & Weller. Having seen negative reviews about this unit lets look closer. The power cord is 105°C SPT-2 which is a parallel jacketed thermoplastic cord rated for heavy duty at 300v. The Hakko unit next to it is a 60°C SJT which is All Plastic Construction Vacuum Cleaner Cord. Both have a 1250 watt capacity (125v @ 10 a). So we have a 10 amp cord powering a 120v step down transformer rated 24vac @ 2.1a or 50watts. Nice overkill on Wellers part! The case is solid and retains no static charge. Plug in the 6 pin polarized connector push in and turn it about 90°to the right and its not going anywhere . What about the temperature control and accuracy of the panel reading? To see for myself I took my unit down to the Calibration Standards room. I brought out our trusty Hakko FG-101 Solder Iron Tester. The tips under test were Weller ETA .062″ screwdriver tip,ETD .187″ screwdriver tip and a ETCC .125″ single flat tip. Each tips temperature and panel readout was compared to FG-101 reading. Temp test points were 450°F,600°F,750°F. It should also be noted that we use only lead free solder on our products and clean our tips with solder brass cleaners like the Hakko 599B-02 Tip Cleaning Wire Sponge. So solder for the test was Kester 24-9574-7618 No Clean Solder wire,.031″,core size-66 Sn99.3Cu0.7(K100LD).Once the tip reached the desired temp it was then set on the FG-101 and both panel readings recorded. At all nine measurements the tip temp that the Weller Digital Panel showed never varied by more +/- 3°F from FG-101. That is really impressive given the fact the stability for the WESD51 is +/- 10°F. Using lead free solder requires higher tip temps and at a fast recovery and control time. Knowing that the temp you see on the panel is extremly close to actual tip temp, you can solder different components that have various degrees of heat tolerance without worry. These units run about 10hrs a day with a 1/2 hr.stabilization period before the shift starts. Tips last about 11 days. It’s good to see our engineers and myself chose a soldering station that can keep up with precise,technical and industrial workloads. Our assemblers under go 2 weeks of training and upgrade training on using lead free solder production and maintenance techniques. Good job Weller!!!
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  6. John Willis says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My goals, expectations and Unboxing of the WESD11, October 7, 2015
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    John Willis (College Station, Texas) –

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    This review is from: Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station (Tools & Home Improvement)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 7:07 Mins

    I need to desolder some EPROMs from circuit cards so they can be read in a reader. I wanted something more stable and consistent than the cheap irons that could be purchased locally. This unit not only has a larger power supply, but a feedback circuit to help maintain operating temperature. And a display that serves two purposes. [1.] it is used to choose and set the operating temperature [2.] it then senses and reports the current operating temperature. In addition to those features it automatically shuts itself off after 90 minutes if left idle. And the [tips] are replaceable, and there are many special purpose tips for selectively dispersing the heat through different contact shapes. (Conical, Pencil and Slot head Screwdriver) The tips are also relatively inexpensive and widely available. The display for selecting and reporting tip temperature can be set to degrees Farenheit or Celsius. The rubberized cord is burn resistant to high temperatures.

    I contacted Weller by email and asked about the Solder Stand.

    The yellow sponge should only be dampened with ‘Distilled’ water. The channels at the bottom of the sponge tray are to hold additional water so the sponge doesn’t have to be re-wetted so often. The Six holes that line the edges of the stand are two different sizes. The holes on the Left are for extra ET-series tips. The holes on the Right are smaller than those on the Left and were for a series of discontinued EPH tips. The holes at the top of the stand next to the channel slot where the iron holder support goes in were for use with a different iron holder not included with this kit. The rubber feet at the bottom of the iron stand are antistatic. The tiny flat shelf area directly below the iron tip is there to catch any excess solder that drops on the stand from the tip. The stand was designed in South Carolina and die cast for the Weller company, it is made of metal with an enamel like paint. I really hope they write a nice quickstart or manual dedicated to the stand, it is model # PH60

    The control dial on the power supply base has a single low contrast line to indicate its relative position in its range of motion, but has no tactile feedback, and no demarcs or delimiters on the dial label. The Weller website indicated the range is “Not Linear” and recommended “overshooting” the specific operating temperature and “backing down” to fine tune the actual operating temperature to be used. This seems to indicate there is a “lash” effect coupled with the “environment” inherent in the design and situation in which it is expected to operate.

    As such while the display used for setting the operating temperature and monitoring the operating temperature is “digital” that does not reflect the actual conditions in which it is used. It is a manual feedback system which must be used with “skill” in order to to achieve the desired peformance when soldering.

    The good thing is the power supply is substantial and sufficient to maintain the operating temperature while “bleeding” heat into the expected target contacts in order to bring them up to soldering temperatures. I expect less thermal swings in trying to heat up and solder before the temperature of the joint falls below soldering temperature.. if at all.. and the pivoting temperature monitor shoudl prevent overheating the board and delaminating it.

    I’ve included a video of my experience unboxing the unit after purchasing on Amazon from a third party.

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