What are plumbing irons?
Plumbing irons are an electric hand-held tool, designed to be used in place of a blow torch for heating up copper piping.
They heat copper pipe up to a high temperature, ready for soldering. See
Plumbing irons eliminate the need for a gas-powered device (such as a blow torch) for heating up pipe work e.g. copper water pipes in a house.
They come with different sized heads so they can be used on many standard pipe diameters, both metric and imperial. (see clamping heads section in)
Plumbing irons heat pipe work using an electric source, so there is no need for a naked flame e.g. copper pipes which lay in between floorboards.
Plumbing irons are an excellent choice for soldering in tight and confined spaces. They use converted mains power to heat up the pipe and therefore have no open flame like a blow torch, which could possibly set surrounding materials on fire.