Weller WESD51 Soldering Station Review

Weller is the most respectable brands and Weller WESD51 is an excellent soldering station that comes with a soldering iron, digital control station, hot iron holder with sponge, and a magnetic pen to lock the temperature in the market.

The Weller WESD51 series is packed with extremely exciting new functions and features that make it undoubtedly one the best selling soldering iron station in the USA. For that this Weller WESD51 review will help you to get the best product.

It gives optimal performance and is designed to last, making it a great choice for you. However, is it worth? This Weller WESD51 review takes a look at all that you need to know.

Who is it Made For?

The Weller WESD51 series is primarily made for commercial and industrial soldering purposes.

You can use it for repair and reworks job. Or to fix and bind electric connections between wires and metal body parts. You can even use it in mass repairing of circuit boards. 

However, it is mostly used in electronics PCB assembly and manufacturing units. , It's extremely new features avail precision in work being done by it and can be used by all.

Top Features of Weller WESD51 Review

So, what is it that you would love about this soldering station? Here is a look at some of the top features on offer.


A great LED screen

The digital display provides temperature setting so that we can set our temperature for the proper melt point of our solder, so we don't overheat or smoke. It also provides actual tip temperature readout in degrees F or C.


Auto Power-off feature

The Weller WESD51 Station will automatically shut off power to the tool and the digital display after 99 minutes of inactivity of the iron. Certain applications may not be recognized by the Loading Effect or Temperature Drop on the tool and may require more frequent wiping of the tip on the damp sponge, to recognize use.


ESD safe

Electro-static discharge or ESD safe becomes more important features this present era because of the smaller package size and finer fabrication technology.

This digital soldering station would not damage the device for having the sensitive components. Furthermore, the soldering Pencil is very comfortable because it is made from high-impact ESD plastic for protection.


Soldering irons stand with sponge

Weller WESD51 has a PH50 stand with sponge. A soldering iron stand/holder keeps the iron away from flammable materials, and often also comes with a cellulose sponge and flux pot for cleaning the tip.


Power source

Its power source is corded-electric. This device is not battery operated so do not have to worry about buying the batteries for this. Since electricity is the power source, we can use it comfortably. This station automatically powers down after 90 minutes of inactivity to prolong tip like and save power.


Fahrenheit/Celsius operation

The WESD51 Station will display temperature in either °F or °C. The factory default is °F. To change the display to °C, turn the station off and adjust the temperature set knob fully clockwise to the maximum temperature setting.

Apply the Lockout Pencil to the ESD symbol on the front panel and turn the station on. Remove the Lockout Pencil. After a brief display test, the display will read all temperatures in °C. Repeat the procedure to toggle back to °F.



A buyer always wants a product warranty and it has a warranty. If this Weller WESD51 will damage or in case something unfortunate happens in a year, we can return the product.


Product dimensions and weight

A buyer always considers the product of weight and dimension. Its dimension is 11.4 x 8.9 x 4.3 inches and its weigh is 2 pounds. The dimension is pretty normal and the weight is actually light considering the features it can offer.


  • Microprocessor controlled temperature
  • Digital LED display
  • Auto power-off for power saving
  • Auto shutoff for longer life and safety
  • It has PES51 soldering pencil
  • Easy to maneuver for long cords
  • It has ETA tip and PH50 stand with sponge
  • Using knob to increase heat
  • It has a wireless temperature lockout
  • It has WESD51PU power unit


  • Pencil may feel a bit light and flimsy in your hand
  • In rare cases, the unit may burn out and shut off unexpectedly

FAQ about Weller WESD51 Soldering Station

  • Is this appropriate for stained glass soldering?

It would be a great iron for stained glass. It heats up very quickly and has a temperature control. It is very high quality. I think you will want to get some more appropriate tips for it however. The one that it comes with is for detailed electronics soldering.

  • Would the Weller WESD51 be a good choice for SMD soldering in addition to traditional electronic projects? If so, what tip size is best for surface mount?

Absolutely, The WESD51 comes with a point tip, I find it very effective. I rebuild circuit boards with ease. I really like the variable voltage heat so you don't overheat the main board or determinate the boards Great for component replacement as well. This by far was my best buy. Hope this helps.

Final thoughts

For the price of the product, it’s an unmatched quality with high performing functions. It mostly has functions that help achieve an excellent performance, with many perks thrown in. So if you work with tools, this unit is your investment.

This Weller WESD51 review will help you to pick up a good soldering station undoubtedly.

Willie Ryan

Wille Ryan is a tool expert from the U.S. He is a Mechanical Engineer and uses tools almost every day at home and at work. He enjoys helping people to master everything about a wide range of tools through blogging. He is for sure a Tools Guardian!

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