Stained Glass Starter Kit
Our stained glass beginners kit contains all the tools required to begin making stained glass, & Free delivery! You can add some glass to get started and take advantage of free delivery (see dropdown below)
We recommend the Hakko FX601 Soldering Iron for reliability and its temperature adjustor on the handle. Along with the soldering iron you choose, this stained glass starter kit also contains:
- Toyo Super Cutter
- Standard Grozing Pliers
- Safety Glasses
- Glass Marker Pen - Black
- Lead Vice
- Horse Shoe Nails (bag of 20)
- Tallow Flux
- Black Graphite Polish for blacking lead (75ml tube)
- 5 sticks of C Grade Solder
- 800g tub Leaded Light Cement
- 454g bag of Whiting
- Value Lead Knife
- Small 12" (305mm) Cutting Square
- All Nova/Fid
- 1 Length 6 x 5 Round lead came
- 1 Length 12 x 5 Flat lead came
- Practice Glass 3mm
- Selection of free glass from our wide range
Please see individual product descriptions for more information about each item in the kit.
How to choose a soldering iron:
The Hakko iron allows you to control the temperature. This reduces the tendency to melt the lead came as well as the solder. There is also the Antex standard soldering iron (100 watts) which come with an energy regulator permiting iron to be used for stained glass soldering applications where lower temperatures are required to reduce lead came melting or where a boost to heat is required, for example in copper foiling work, the user can adjust according to their technique. It can be adjusted manually using the dial on the mains plug.
With care the 80w Weller iron can be used for your lead work, but is more suited for foil work, if you are more serious about your glass work, we recommend the next model up the Weller 100w which has a thermostat fitted.
The Weller 200w is a very large iron used by professionals who need the power and speed of a larger tip surface area. We prefer the Weller 100w soldering iron as its thermostatic control reduces overheating (which can melt lead if not used with care), and it is less bulky than the professional size 200w iron.
Need some glass to go with your kit? check out or stained glass selection packs
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If you want to change an item on the list, e.g. upgrade your cutter etc, please ask at the time of order and we will be happy to do so.