Dremel Versa Tip Butane Soldering Torch
Product DescriptionThe New Dremel Versa Tip is the ideal butane soldering torch for people engaged in creative and detailed projects that require precision and versatility combined with portability. The Versa Tip is a butane soldering iron that solders, heats, melts, cuts, welds, shrinks and makes decorative burns in a wide variety of materials. The Versa Tip is the perfect tool for passionate users who require a highly accurate torch for doing detailed project work. The Versa Tip also features a self ignition button with safety lock and a flame lock-on for continuous hands-free operation. The large tank capacity with standard butane gas allows for up to 75 minute run time. Kit contents include Versa Tip butane tool, storage case, soldering tip, deflector, cutting knife, hot air tip, wide blower tip, shaping knife, solder, sponge, tins, wrenches and protective cap.
- INTEGRATED IGNITION TRIGGER – For easy start up, no independent ignition tool required
- VERSATILE 14-PIECE ACCESSORY KIT - Offers versatile accessory range for soldering, hot cutting, shrinking, wood burning and area heating
- VARIABLE TEMPERATURE - For precise control
- FLAME LOCK-ON - For simplified operation on extended use projects
- PREMIUM QUALITY- For life long durability with operating temperature of 1022° F - 2192° F
- SHAPE TIPS – For decorative wood burning
Top ReviewsCaution: Replacement tips NOT available (May 2018)
by E Michael (3 out of 5 stars)
May 9, 2018
Very happy with this as a soldering iron. It is excellent! HOWEVER.... Soldering iron tips wear out which is to be expected. Dremel is not currently (May 2018) selling replacement tips. So buy it, use it, and when the tip wears out you have to replace the entire soldering iron, you cannot simply buy a replacement tip. The only way to get a new tip is to buy a whole new soldering iron kit. I don't know why they pulled the replacement tips off the market.
Very disappointing as I finally found a soldering iron that worked good and lasted a long time.
Great all-in-one butane torch, soldering, and hot air tool
by Luke S (4 out of 5 stars)
December 1, 2014
If you would like an all-in-one tool to occasionally do soldering, rope cutting, hot air, heat shrinking, pyrography (etching wood with heat or flame), and hot knife work this is a great solution. There are dedicated tools that are better for each individual job but lack the versatility and portability. If you are going to use this product for simple soldering jobs where you have access to electricity there are much lower cost options that do not require butane refills such as an electric soldering iron. If you are soldering components that are sensitive to heat, you should use a soldering iron where you can dial in a temperature accurately. I bought the VersaTip for the times I need to solder something outside and do not feel like running an extension cord, for quick soldering of wires as this unit heats up very quickly, and to use the hot air top for heat shrink and desoldering jobs. I bought this product over the other butane torches for two reasons; primarily the versatility in the tip options and the dermal name which comes with a price premium but has the convenience of being able to buy attachments and accessories for at the big box hardware stores locally.
The difference between this product, the VersaTip, and Dremel's other product in this category the VersaFlame is the VersaTip is more suited for jobs that need more accuracy and fine control such as soldering and pyrography. The VersaTip comes with more accessories; a cutting knife, shaping knife, hot air tip, and wide blower tip that the VersaFlame does not come with. The VersaFlame comes with a blower instead of the wide blower the VersaTip comes with. The VersaFlame is larger and uses a different flame head. The flame head on the VersaFlame does not not require disassembly to add the solder tip attachments where the VersaTip requires unscrewing the cage around the flame tip and adding in a metal threaded tube to accept the solder tip but this is not a big deal. The VersaFlame does require the use of a Philips screwdriver to use the blower accessory.
The one thing that really bothers me with this product is the case, its big, terrible, and thin metal that just gets bent and mangled. The case has no way to seal the lid closed so if you put it in a tool bag the lid just falls off and all the accessories fall out. I use a big rubber band around the case to keep the cover on, I do wonder if I would have been better off buying one of the competitors products which are almost the same product and are most likely being manufactured by the same company. Other very similar products
Blazer SI-100CR Excalibur Multi-Purpose Butane Torch and Hot Air Soldering Kit
Power Probe PPSK Butane Soldering Kit
both have a much better case design that locks closed.
The top lever is an igniter, once the flame is started the top blue switch to lock the flame on. The blue slider operates flame size. When using the solder tip you have to be very careful to point the exhaust exit hole in the tip away from you as it will quickly burn you if it blows on your finger.
I have seen online testing to determine how long the VersaTip lasts on a full charge of butane, it seems to be in real world operation around 65 min on lowest flame setting and 45 min on the highest flame setting.
This product comes empty and with no fuel so make sure to buy butane refill canisters if you do not already have some.
This is the best butane soldering iron I have owned
by Jordan Bruno (5 out of 5 stars)
January 4, 2018
I was left to decide between this and the Power Probe soldering iron. I use the Power Probe brand at work quite often, but with this being cheaper and with the spotty reliability of the Power Probe, I decided on this Dremel brand instead. The carrying case is very nice and comes with different ends for different types of projects. I think the build quality is great and feels like it is very durable for everyday use. The tank seems to last about as long as the couple other brands that I have used in the past which is usually enough for 1 or 2 uses, but with a butane refill on hand it is not a very big deal as it is so quick and easy to fill. The temperature that this can get to far exceeds what I would ever need it to do (about 1/3 - 1/2MAX for soldering in my experience). I recommend this brand highly, and between the Power Probe and this I would choose this again any day.
No parts available
by Joe in Georgia (1 out of 5 stars)
February 20, 2018
Really nice except....Dremel does not support it...I need a new soldering tip...can't buy any except $40 each on ebay. Dremel isn't in the soldering business
A fantastic tool AND the carry case is INCLUDED! 5 Stars!
by ilive4fun (5 out of 5 stars)
March 22, 2017
This is a great product and actually comes with its own aluminum box!
It was nice to have an item (specifically, a speciality tool with accessories) arrived with its own carrycase! A DECENT aluminum box, not plastic!
The butane gas supply last a good long while as well, even on high. But make sure you have an extra butane refill cartridge or two handy.
I first used this to solder some wires underneath my vehicle dash board- which is VERY tightly contained! I realized the soldering iron runs VERY HOT and you can't turn it down any further. The key is to be quick! Short duration solder touches or you'll melt the protective sheathing right off the wires!
I used the heat blower attachment to heat shrink said soldered wires and it did an excellent job with both tasks! Again, work as quickly with this soldering iron attachment as you can safely manage. It will easily ruin anything it comes in contact with for long durations. (.05 to 2 seconds, TOPS!).
Additionally, I used the hot air blower on a rusted nut and it unfroze that thing in no time at all! It works great for that and everything else I tried! This tool is well worth the money!
The gas supply last a good long while as well, even on high. But make sure you have an extra butane refill cartridge laying around somewhere . sure to have a spare butane refill handy!
My favorite and most notable part of this review is this thing actually comes with its own carry case! (An aluminum box).
It should last a very long time assuming it's cared for properly.
I never understood how any tool company could sell a tool with its accessories, without SOME KIND or case!
To me, that is inexcusable!
So Dremel wins a 5 stars review for a quality item WITH its own carry case!
Worth every penny and highly recommend!
Great little portable soldering iron/torch/hot knife/hot air blower
by Captain Packrat (4 out of 5 stars)
February 5, 2018
I used to have a RadioShack butane soldering iron, but the last time I tried to use it, it burst into flames!
I don't solder often, so I don't want to rely on a battery-powered iron, and when I do need an iron it's frequently in places where I can't be sure of having an electrical source. Having a butane-powered iron allows me to have something that's portable and that can sit for years at a time and still remain usable.
This model also offers the flexibility of being used as a torch, hot knife or hot air blower. Not features I use often, but nice to have.
When soldering, the tip heats up REALLY fast. It was ready to go in under 30 seconds. Slower than an electric iron, but still not bad.
The only down side is that the area around the soldering tip gets REALLY hot. I was working with some rather delicate wiring which requires keeping my fingers fairly close to the project and it was getting pretty uncomfortable, and that was with it on the lowest setting. I'm also a bit concerned about the solder that was included. I can't find any information about what kind it is. Does it contain lead? Is it acid-core, rosin-core or fluxless? Is it safe to use on electronics?
I will contact the manufacturer just see if there is a bad batch or if I'm doing something wrong
by sky (1 out of 5 stars)
February 7, 2018
This is the second time that I've received this item but I have the same problem all the butane leaks out. This is no fault of Amazon they replaced my first item as expected however I still have the same issue. I will contact the manufacturer just see if there is a bad batch or if I'm doing something wrong.. (which I know I'm not).
Because I already have one that is an older and different so I know how to use it. However It is dremel which I have five other products up so I'm very shocked with the quality!!!
Not a powerful device, but you get variety
by Lucas Kolacki (3 out of 5 stars)
November 14, 2017
I do like this kit for the fact that it is reasonably priced, and comes with several different tips. However, I would not buy it again given the choice. I have used it primarily for soldering on automotive work. In 60 degree ambient temp I had a very hard time soldering 10 gauge wire with this tool. It just would not heat the copper enough to accept the solder on the highest setting. It is a gas sucker at high settings. I haven't had a chance to use the other various tips, but I have used other similarly priced devices (such as the Power Probe) and have had a much better experience. The case is also very flimsy and I don't see it holding up to anything. It is a plastic molded tray inside a thin metal box, no foam whatsoever. Overall I was disappointed with this product and would spend a little more on a better product if I were to purchase again.
Great little butane solder/torch
by Takomacarpenter (5 out of 5 stars)
March 2, 2015
Great little butane solder/torch. Had to buy a small pistol case for 5.00 to put everything in including the Butane, the metal box it came in was not going to be much good.
by John (1 out of 5 stars)
August 23, 2018
Dremel doesn't sell this anymore. or the tips, etc. If you buy one you are out of luck if something goes wrong. mine had ignition issues out of the box... found out after I called Dremel that support and warranty are canceled for these. Amazon shouldn't be selling them actually. sigh.... you live and you learn.
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