Originally Posted by phantomdibb
Perhaps you would be so kind to point me in the direction of a good one then? Preferably someone you know to be trusted or well known. Ideally would like some one in the Uk, save messing with plug adapters.
My country has 120V mains, so I can't point you towards an iron that will work without a converter...but I can point you to an iron from the same series.
Personally, I love my WP35...a basic iron, but with great tip support. Unfortunately, they don't make a 220V version of it. You could get a converter for under $15, but if you really hate that idea, there is another WP series iron that will work with 220V mains. It is the WP25D...it is a lower wattage, but it is still more than enough for soldering through-hole stuff, it still supports all the WP series tips, it still has ESD protection, and it should last just as long if not longer than the WP35.