Resistance Soldering > Soldering Handpieces

Our hand pieces are designed and built to provide absolute performance in even the toughest environments. Resistance Soldering and Wirestripping hand pieces provide instantaneous localized heat to help you handle all of your difficult soldering needs.

  • Adhere to 50% duty cycle during all applications to ensure handpiece longevity.
  • Ensure that handpiece shares the same connection style as the power unit with which it is to be used.
  • Virtually every handpiece can be customized to your specific needs. Phone us directly with specific requests.
Model 105133 - Micro-Tweezer Handpiece


Lightweight tool designed for micro-soldering applications in limited space; well suited for work on connections with wire 22 AWG and finer.

Included in system 10599.

  • Suggested Power Unit: 105A3
  • Lgth. 6½" (16.5 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 105134
  • Easily Customizable Electrodes
  • Shipping Weight: .5 LBS (.23 KG)
  • Connection: Taper Pins

Description: Tweezer style dual stainless steel electrode handpieces. Supplied with two stainless steel electrodes for small and micro soldering applications. Each has a four-foot (1.22m) neoprene cable (10541 has 14-2 HPN, 105133 has 18-2 HPN) with taper pin quick connect terminals for connection to UHPS power units (push in turning clockwise until snug) and padded handles for operator comfort. Model 10541 is similar to the Model 10578 Dual Metal Electrode Handpiece but has a tweezer-type design that provides the operator with the ability to grip several parts at once while heating. Model 105133 is similar, except for its needle-sharp .040" (1.02mm) electrodes designed to make contact in the smallest areas.

Uses: These handpieces provide instant localized heat that can be applied in prototyping, R&D and production applications. They can be used to create accurate, trustworthy solder joints in extremely delicate soldering applications. Model 10541 is designed for perfect contact and control on micro-miniature setups. Model 105133 is designed for work on wire 22-gauge and finer. Both handpieces provide fast, repetitive joint soldering on terminals, BNC connectors and similar-sized applications. Dual metal electrodes may be bent, shaped or notched for special applications

Recommended Power Units: The following UHPS power units may be used with these handpieces: Model 105A3 (100 Watt): Model 105A12 (250 Watt)(use lower settings for 105133). The use of a footswitch (Model 10519) for ease of heating time adjustment and control is recommended.

Replacement Electrodes/Elements: Model 10541: Model 10542 Dual Metal Electrodes (.078" X 1-1/2"(1.98mm X 38.1mm))(Pk/ 6)

Model 105133: Model 105134 Dual Metal Electrodes (.040" X 1/2" (1.02mm))(Pkg. of 6)

NOTE: Always keep electrodes clean and free from burnt flux and solder residue by dressing them with an emery cloth, a fine file or a small wire brush. Replace electrodes that have become to short or badly burnt. .

 
Model 10541 - Regular Tweezer Handpiece


Ideal too for intricate soldering applications, combining intense heat with precise contact points.

Included in systems 10501 & 10502 and in all Hobby systems.

  • Suggested Power Unit: 105A12
  • Lgth. 5 " (12.7 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10542
  • Easily Customizable Electrodes
  • Shipping Weight: 1 LB (.45 KG)
  • Connection: Taper Pins

Description: Regular Tweezer-Style Handpiece. The Model 10541 Handpiece is supplied with two, .079" diameter Copper-clad Stainless Steel Electrodes, for regular applications. This handpieces has a four-foot (1.22 m) 14-2 HPN neoprene cable with taper pin quick connect terminals, for connection to American Beauty® Power Units (push in turning clockwise until snug). The handpiece is light-weight and has padded handles for operator comfort. The tweezer-type design provides the operator with the ability to grip several parts at once while heating.

  • Do not exceed 200 watts
  • Maximum wattage that is shown reflects a 20-second maximum allowable heating duration. For shorter heating durations, higher wattages may be allowable.
Uses: This American Beauty® Soldering handpiece will instantly provide intense localized heat, to create accurate and trustworthy solder joints, in regular, small or even fairly delicate soldering applications. It was developed for use on soldering applications, like small multi-pin military connectors, wire terminations, through-hole PCB components, attaching connector pins to fiber optic leads, or other connections of similar size. Model 10541 for small applications, is ideal for micro-miniature setups, wire processing and small components and connections. This handpiece provides for fast, repetitive joint soldering on terminals, BNC connectors and similar-sized applications. The Electrodes may be bent, shaped or notched to meet custom, or special application requirements. With this handpieces, Resistance Heat can be applied to prototyping, R&D and even to high volume production soldering applications.
 
Model 105127 - Medium Tweezer Handpiece


Our most popular tool, this rugged performer is excellent for antenna leads, semi-rigid co-ax, heavy-gauge wire, terminals, lugs, posts, etc.

  • Suggested Power Unit: 105A12
  • Lgth. 7 " (17.75 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10594
  • Easily Customizable Electrodes
  • Shipping Weight: 2 LBS (.91 KG)
  • Connection: Taper Pins Std.

Description: Medium Tweezer-style Handpiece. Supplied with two 1/8” x 3” (3.2 mm x 76.2 mm) Copper-clad Stainless Steel Electrodes. This Handpiece features four-foot (1.22 m) 10 AWG high–stranded DLO cables (for flexibility), with taper pin quick connect terminals for connection to American Beauty® Power Units (push in turning clockwise until snug). The handles are padded for operator comfort. When using a footswitch, the Handpiece's Tweezer design gives the operator the ability to grip parts while heating, then de-energize the Power Unit and continue to hold them in place until the solder joint cools.

  • This Handpiece should not be operated above 400 watts.
  • Maximum wattage that is shown reflects a 20-second maximum allowable heating duration. For shorter heating durations, higher wattages may be allowable.
Uses: These Soldering Handpieces will instantly provide intense localized heat, to create accurate and trustworthy solder joints in medium to fairly large resistance soldering applications. This Handpiece was developed for use on soldering applications, like heating, filling, and connecting wires to solder cups in multi-pin connectors up to 10 gauge and light bus-bar work. The Handpieces tweezing action provides for fast repetitive joint soldering on terminals and BNC connectors. This type of Handpiece is recommended for soldering antenna leads, heavy gauge wire, terminals, lugs and posts. It is also ideal for soldering connectors to semi rigid co-ax cable up to 1/4” diameter or other connections of similar size and mass. The Handpiece applies heat locally, making solder pre-forms a natural. The .125” diameter, Copper-clad Stainless Steel Electrodes may be bent, shaped or notched to meet custom, or specialty application requirements. Make sure that only the steel portion of the Electrodes makes contact with the surface of the parts that are being heated. With this Handpiece, Resistance Heat can be applied to prototyping, R&D and even to high volume production soldering applications.
 
Model 10578 & 10590 - Fixed Dual-Electrode Handpieces


Model 10578:
Ultra-Light Fixed Dual-Electrode Handpiece (Shown)
Model 10590: Regular Dual-Electrode Soldering Handpiece

  • Suggested Power Units: 105A3 & 105A12 respectively
  • Lgths. 6 " (15.3 cm), 7½" (19 cm) respectively, 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10582 & 10594 respectively
  • Easily Customizable Electrodes
  • Shipping Weights: 1 LB (.45 KG) & 1.5 LBS (.68 KG) respectively
  • Connection: Taper Pins
  • Ideal when repeatability is desired.
 
Model 10515 - Inch Diameter Single Probe Carbon Handpiece


Lightweight tool for soldering in areas inaccessible to tweezer-style systems.

Included in system 10508 and in all Hobby systems.

  • Suggested Power Unit: 105A3
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10530
  • Return Lead Required -
    We suggest Model 10512A
  • Lgth. 6" (15.3 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Shipping Weight: 1 LB (.45 KG)
  • Connection: Taper Pins
  • Other sizes available
 
Model 10511 - Standard 1/4 Inch Diameter Single Carbon Handpiece


Sturdy single carbon tool designed to handle a general assortment of soldering applications, rework and repair.

Included in system 10509

Return Lead Required

  • Suggested Power Unit: 105B2
  • Lgth. 8 " (20.4 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10549
  • Suggested Lead: 10512
  • Shipping Weight: 1 LB (.45 KG)
  • Connection: Taper Pins Std.

Description: Standard Single Carbon Electrode Handpiece. Supplied with a 1/4" x 3” (6.35 mm x 76.2 mm) Copper-Clad Carbon Electrode. This Handpiece features a heavy-duty Bakelite handle for operator comfort and is assembled with Nickel-plated steel heat baffles for cooling and Nickel-plated steel electrode holders for fast efficient heat. It is equipped with a four-foot (1.22 m) 10 AWG high-stranded DLO cable (for flexibility), with a taper pin quick connect terminal for connection to Power Units (push in turning clockwise until snug). The Handpiece weighs only 6 ounces complete, which minimizes operator fatigue. Electrodes may be inserted straight into the Handpiece or at a 45-degree angle, depending on your application requirements.

  • This Handpiece should not be operated above 500 watts.
  • Maximum wattage that is shown reflects a 20-second maximum allowable heating duration. For shorter heating durations, higher wattages may be allowable.
  • Grounding (current-return) lead, or Grounding Fixture, is required in order to complete the electrical circuit for all Single Electrode Handpieces.

 

Uses: This Soldering Handpiece will instantly provide intense localized heat to create accurate, trustworthy solder joints in a wide variety of soldering applications. It was developed to introduce intense heat to a single localized point of contact. It may be used for general service in electrical equipment manufacture, rework or repair. It may also be used for soldering seams, or for soldering in areas, which may be inaccessible to Tweezer Style Handpieces. By using one of the available electrode adapters listed below, this Handpiece can accommodate most light, or medium-duty soldering applications.

  • The Model 10510 Adapter is used to accommodate the 3/8” x 3” (9.5 mm x 76.2 mm) electrode Model 10527.
  • The Model 10522 Adapter is used to accommodate the 3/16” x 3” (4.8 mm x 76.2 mm) electrode Model 10525.
  • The Model 10523 Adapter is used to accommodate the 1/8” x 3” (3.2 mm x 76.2 mm) electrode Model 10524.

Recommended Power Units: This handpiece may be used with the following American Beauty® power units: Model 105A12 (250 Watt), and Model 105B2 (1100 Watt). Use lower power settings when using any of the smaller electrodes for soldering. The use of a Footswitch (Model 10519) for ease of heating time adjustment and control is highly recommended.

Replacement Electrodes/Elements: Model 10526 Single Carbon Electrode (1/4” X 3” (6.35 mm X 76.2 mm)) (Pkg. of 6).

Note: Always keep Electrodes clean and free from burnt flux, oxidation, solder residue and other barriers to electrical conduction by dressing them with a fine grit emery cloth, a fine tooth file or a small wire brush. Replace Electrodes that have become too short or badly burnt.

 
Model 10536 - 1/2 Inch Diameter Heavy-Duty Single Carbon Handpiece


Rugged tool designed to handle your extra heavy work.

Return Lead Required

  • Suggested Power Unit: 105C1
  • Lgth. 7½" (19.1cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10534
  • Suggested Lead: 10537
  • Shipping Weight: 2 LBS (.91 KG)
  • Connection: Ring Terminals

Description: Heavy-Duty Single Carbon Electrode Handpiece. Supplied with one 1/2" x 3” (12.7 mm x 76.2 mm) copper-clad carbon electrode. This Handpiece also features a heavy-duty bakelite handle and heat baffles for comfortable operator handling and is equipped with a four-foot (1.22 m) 6 AWG high-stranded DLO cable with a 3/8” ring terminal for attaching to the output bolts on the front of the recommended Power Units.

  • This Handpiece should not be operated above 1,000 watts.
  • Maximum wattage that is shown reflects a 20-second maximum allowable heating duration. For shorter heating durations, higher wattages may be allowable.
  • This handpiece requires a Model 10537 grounding (current-return) lead to complete electrical circuit.

Uses: This Soldering Handpiece will instantly provide intense localized heat, to create accurate, trustworthy solder joints in large pieces of metal for lower temperature soldering applications, or in smaller pieces for higher temperature soldering and low-temperature brazing (1150º F (621º C) maximum). It was developed to introduce intense heat to a single localized point of contact. It may be used for heavy-duty applications in automotive parts remanufacturing, or for medium to heavy-duty electrical equipment manufacture, rework or repair. It may also be used for soldering seams, or for soldering in areas, which may be inaccessible to Tweezer Style Handpieces.

Recommended Power Units: The following Power Units, may be used with these Handpieces: Model 105C1 (1800 Watt). Model 105C2 (1800 Watt; portable (requires the use of a model 10518 foot-switch to actuate Power Unit)). Model 105D1 (3000 Watt). The use of a Footswitch (Model 10519) for ease of heating time adjustment and control is highly recommended.

Replacement Electrodes/Elements: Model 10534 Single Carbon Electrode (1/2” X 3” (12.7 mm X 76.2 mm)) (Pkg. of 6)

NOTE: Always keep electrodes clean and free from burnt flux and solder residue by dressing them with a piece of emery cloth, a fine file or a small wire brush. Replace electrodes that have become too short or badly burnt.

 
Model 105158 - Small High-Heat Carbon Pliers Handpiece


Carbon electrodes provide you more intense heat than our standard copper-clad stainless steel. Ideal for applications involving small sized parts (3/16") but large-heat sinks.

Included in system 10506

  • Suggested Power Unit: 105A12
  • Lgth. 5 " (12.7 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 105159
  • Shipping Weight: 2 LBS (.91 KG)
  • Connection: Taper Pins Std.

 

 

Model 105258 - Medium High-Heat Carbon Pliers Handpiece


This is a heavy-duty version of the model 105158 to better handle the higher current loads required for larger industrial applications.

Included in system 10507.

  • Suggested Power Units: 105B2
  • Lgth. 7" (17.75 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 105159
  • 105C1 compatible on request
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 LBS (1.1 KGS)
  • Connection: Taper Pins Std.

 

 
Model 10587 & Model 10588 - Heavy Duty High-Heat Carbon Pliers Handpiece & Fork-Type Handpiece


Model 10587:
Heavy-Duty High-Heat Carbon Pliers Handpiece


Model 10588: Heavy-Duty Carbon Fork-Type Handpiece

Based upon internal testing and customer response, these are the highest quality and best performing large resistance soldering heanpieces available on the market today.

Model 10587 is included in system 10505 and in both of the plumbing systems.

  • Suggested Power Unit: 105C1, 105C2 or 105D1
  • Lgth. 10 " (25.4 cm), 10 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes:
    Model 10587: 10565
    Model 10588:
    10534
  • Shipping Weight: 5 LBS (2.3 KGS)
  • Connection: Ring Terminals
 
Model 105131 - Micro Wirestripping Handpiece


Extremely lightweight handpiece strips plastics, including Teflon® for wires 24 AWG and finer.

Included in system 105SMD

Description: Micro Tweezer Thermal Wirestripping Handpiece. This handpiece is supplied with two Nickel-Chromium Elements for stripping insulation from wire. It is equipped with a four-foot (1.22 m) neoprene cable (18-2 HPN) with taper pin quick connect terminals for connecting to Power Unit (push in turning clockwise until snug) and padded handles for operator comfort. This Handpieces uses Resistance Wire Elements to create heat in order to soften or melt through the outer jacket of the wire to be stripped.

  • This Handpiece should not be operated above 30 watts.
  • Maximum wattage that is shown reflects a 20-second maximum allowable heating duration. For shorter heating durations, higher wattages may be allowable.

Uses: These Thermal Wirestrippers were developed to remove insulation from #24 gauge and finer wire. This Wirestripper can successfully and cleanly remove insulation from low-temperature PVC up to and including high-temperature fluorocarbon types (PVC will require low heat settings - just to soften but not burn). Since heat is the essence to softening and parting the insulating material, time required to strip wire will vary with the type and thickness of the jacket, as well as the conductor size. Any shielding under the jacket will slow the softening time, but most insulation will strip cleanly without fraying, given time. Proper stripping method is to heat, twist and pull gently to remove the insulation.

Recommended Power Units: This handpiece may be used with the following American Beauty® power units: Model 105A3 & Model 105A3T (Both 100 Watts).

NOTE: The Power Unit output must be limited to the lower working range, to avoid damage to the element. It is always a good idea to start out at the lowest setting on the power unit when using this Handpiece. The use of a Footswitch (Model 10519) for ease of heating time adjustment and control is highly recommended.

Replacement Electrodes/Elements:

  • Model 105132 metal elements long (standard; angled 45 deg.)(Pkg. of 2)
  • Model 105156 metal elements short (standard; angled 90 deg.)(Pkg. of 2)

NOTE: Always keep elements clean and free from burnt flux and solder residue by cleaning them with an emery cloth, a fine file or a small wire brush.

 
Model 10517 - Regular Wirestripping Handpiece


Thermal Wirestripping for wires 14 AWG and finer. Some elements mount at 90° for efficient handling of "tough" insulations such as Teflon® and other PTFE-based materials.

Included in system 10503 & 10503P

  • Suggested Power Units: 105A3
  • Lgth. 4½" (11.5 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10545
  • Varieties of elements available
  • Shipping Weight: 1 LB (.45 KGS)
  • Connection: Taper Pins

Description: Regular Tweezer Thermal Wirestripping Handpiece. This handpiece is supplied with two Nickel-Chromium Elements for stripping insulation from wire. It is equipped with a four-foot (1.22 m) neoprene cable (14-2 HPN) with taper pin quick connect terminals for connecting to Power Unit (push in turning clockwise until snug) and padded handles for operator comfort. This Handpieces uses Resistance Wire Elements to create heat in order to soften or melt through the outer jacket of the wire to be stripped.

  • This Handpiece should not be operated above 100 watts.
  • Maximum wattage that is shown reflects a 20-second maximum allowable heating duration. For shorter heating durations, higher wattages may be allowable.

Uses: These Thermal Wirestrippers were developed to remove insulation from #14 gauge and finer wire. This Wirestripper can successfully and cleanly remove insulation from low-temperature PVC up to and including high-temperature fluorocarbon types (PVC will require low heat settings - just to soften but not burn). Since heat is the essence to softening and parting the insulating material, time required to strip wire will vary with the type and thickness of the jacket, as well as the conductor size. Any shielding under the jacket will slow the softening time, but most insulation will strip cleanly without fraying, given time. Proper stripping method is to heat, twist and pull gently to remove the insulation.

Recommended Power Units: This handpiece may be used with the following American Beauty® power units: Model 105A3 & Model 105A3T (Both 100 Watts).

NOTE: It is always a good idea to start out at the lowest setting on the power unit when using this Handpiece. The use of a Footswitch (Model 10519) for ease of heating time adjustment and control is highly recommended.

Replacement Electrodes/Elements:

  • Model 10545 metal elements (round cross section, 1 notched)(Pkg. of 2)
  • Model 10529 metal elements (both flattened, 1 notched)(Pkg. of 2)
  • Model 10520 metal elements (both flattened and notched)(Pkg. of 2)

NOTE: Always keep elements clean and free from burnt flux and solder residue by cleaning them with an emery cloth, a fine file or a small wire brush.

 
Model 10591 - Small V-Notch Wirestripping Handpiece


Single-loop element strips thermoplastics, including Teflon®, from wires between 18 to 12 AWG.

  • Suggested Power Units: 105A3
  • Lgth. 5 " (12.7 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10593
  • Shipping Weight: 1 LB (.45 KGS)
  • Connection: Taper Pins
 
Model 10597 - Large V-Notch Wirestripping Handpiece

Strip wires between 12 to 4 AWG, including coaxial cable to RG-8/U.

  • Suggested Power Units: 105A12
  • Lgth. 7½" (19.05 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10596
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 LBS (.68 KGS)
  • Connection: Taper Pins
 
Model 105142 - Solder Reflow Tool


Reflow solder on PC boards; general rework, repair; replacement of flatpacks; scarfing or parting of epoxied materials, etc.

  • Suggested Power Units: 105A3
  • Lgth. 5" (12.70 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 105143
  • Shipping Weight: 1 LB (.45 KG)
  • Connection: Taper Pins
 
Model 105123 - Micro Soldering Probe


A tiny handpiece for soldering with 1/64" to 1/32" (.40 to .80mm) solder pads, or .001" to .010" (.025 to .25mm) dia. solder balls. Element loop is .012" (.30mm) dia. ni-chrome.

  • Suggested Power Units: 105A3
  • Lgth. 3¼" (8.25 cm), 4 ft. cord
  • Std. Repl. Electrodes: 10531
  • Limit power to minimal setting
  • Shipping Weight: 5 OZ (.14 KG)
  • Connection: Taper Pins

Description: Micro-soldering probe. This Handpiece is supplied with a replaceable element loop of .012” (.30 mm) dia. Nickel-Chromium wire. It is equipped with a four-foot highly flexible, lightweight cord with taper pin quick connect terminals, for connection to Power Units (push in turning clockwise until snug). The lightweight handle is made from turned down nylon and measures 3-1/4” (8.26 cm) long.

  • This Handpiece should not be operated above 1.2 Volts. (This equates to approximately 50% output on our 100 Watt Resistance Soldering Power Unit - Model 105A3)
  • DO NOT ALLOW THE ELEMENTS TO GLOW RED.
  • Maximum wattage that is shown reflects a 20-second maximum allowable heating duration. Operating handpiece beyond suggested cycle time can result in heat damage to tool.

Uses: These Micro-Soldering Probe Handpieces were developed to introduce intense heat into small localized areas. This tiny Handpiece heats and cools very quickly (this is always an important asset when working on miniature components) and is used to heat and reflow 1/64” to 1/32” (.40mm to .80mm) pads or .001” to .01” (.025mm to .25mm) diameter micro-balls of solder onto miniature connections. This Handpiece can be adapted to many other uses where an extremely small heat source is required.

Recommended Power Units:
This handpiece may be used with the following American Beauty® power units: Model 105A3 (100 Watts).
NOTE: The Power Unit output must be limited to the lower working range, to avoid damage to the element. It is always a good idea to start out at the lowest setting on the power unit when using this Handpiece. The use of a Footswitch (Model 10519) for ease of heating time adjustment and control is highly recommended.

Replacement Electrodes/Elements: Model 10531 Kit (consists of 10’ (2.54 m) of # 29 gauge Nickel-Chromium wire). Replace element as follows: using a small soldering iron, carefully heat each probe end and remove from element by pulling gently with a pair of tweezers. Form a new element similar in shape (3/8” long each side), flux and pre-tin each leg of the element, reheat Probe and insert element legs (one at a time). Rinse off flux in warm water.

  • NOTE: Always keep the elements clean and free from burnt flux, oxidation, solder residue and other types of contamination. Replace elements that have become broken, damaged, or badly burnt. Nickel-Chromium wire will lose its form if it is heated excessively,
  • DO NOT ALLOW THE ELEMENTS TO GLOW RED.

 

 

 

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