It works well for what it is and does small household solder jobs.
If you what to see one go to Radio Shack as they sell them it is made
by Coleman Co. Anybody on this site knows that it will not work for
jewelry. As they did say it heats up to 800'F which isn't good for
much. Even using it around the house you have to have a light touch
as the tip is prone to breaking,chipping. Since you have to press
down on the iron to get it to work,breakage is common. The
replacement tip was $3.00 less than the whole thing.
As to jewelry repair yes it will do them. The example they show is
clearly a cheap item. They are talking about costume,base metal
plated jewelry. Not the kind that this site deals in. Come on, its
Advertised on TV as the be all end all to everybody's problem. Like
everything else, that is sold in 30 second chunks its junk before you
get it out of the box. There is no such thing as a free or easy
been there done that !