Model # SC250-SPC

Special SuperChief 250 Resistance Soldering System


Thank you for your quick response to my technical question. What a simple and elegant solution. Great explanation and I can certainly set up a similar indicator run-light for my self. Great product, I like it very much. I will use it mainly for building large scale radio controlled model warships from scratch. The SuperChief is perfect for working on mast, yard arm and railing construction.

Andrew in Australia

Just a quick note to let you know the unit has arrived all nicely packaged. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your personal attention to this purchase and to the team for turning it around so rapidly in order that I had it in time for Christmas.

Pat M. in Australia
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Product Overview
American Beauty offers the most advanced and complete line of resistance soldering systems available anywhere in the world. The long awaited arrival of the SuperChief 250 marks a new era in soldering for modelers. The experts have long chosen American Beauty soldering tools because they have learned the hard way that trying to save a buck or two on cheap imported stick irons doesn't pay off. Now here are just a few of the advantages that you will benefit from with your SC250
  • Solder, not Desolder - Concentrated heat virtually eliminates the annoying problem of desoldering adjacent joints.
  • Improve Solder Joint Quality - Poor solder joints are often the result of insufficient heat throughout the joint,creating weak spots.
  • Eliminate Thermal Damage - Traditional soldering methods introduce too much heat into surrounding areas damaging critical components and melting ties.
  • Reduce Fatigue and Burns - Light-weight handpieces cool within seconds greatly reducing likelihood of repetitive strain injury and virtually eliminating the burn risk for the user.
  • Solder in Tight Spots - Versatile systems allow easy access to restricted areas.
  • Cut down on Energy Consumption - Instant heat means you're only paying for the electricity you actually use
  • Save on Maintenance and Consumables - Electrodes last twice as long as soldering tips and don't require constant rewetting.
Stop hating your hobby every time you need to solder. Try American Beauty's SuperChief 250 Resistance Soldering System today, and re-ignite your passion.


250 Watts (2.8 VAC) of Infinitely Variable Power provides the ideal combination of intensity and control for successfully soldering standard modeling connections up to and including all HO scale and some O scale.

Light-weight, palm-sized hand pieces with comfort grip padding are extremely easy to use and master. Melting ties will certainly become a thing of the past.

Copper-coated, stainless steel electrodes are thin enough to permit soldering in the tightest of areas, yet strong enough to last much longer than soldering iron tips.

Footswitch permits hands-free activation of power, vastly improving control while soldering and virtually eliminating the sparking that is common with other brands of resistance based systems.


The following products can be used as replacements for Model SC250-SPC featured on this page:

Model Product NamePrice 
10519Standard Footswitch$65.00Add to Cart
10541Light Tweezer Style Handpiece$169.00Add to Cart
105425/64" Steel Electrodes for Resistance Soldering$25.00Add to Cart
105A12250 Watt Infinitely-Variable Resistance Soldering Power Unit$479.00Add to Cart
SCPROBESingle Probe Accessory Package$175.00Add to Cart


Users of this product have stated that they use it for several jobs which include but are not limited to:
  1. Soldering one sixth scale Armortek tank models
Resistance Soldering Brass Modeling Components


Connection TypeTapered Pins
Wattage250 watts
Opening between Electrodes.25 in / 0.64 cm
Electrode Size/Diameter.078 in / 0.20 cm
Electrode Size/Diameter (Large Handpiece).125
Available in a 220-240 VAC?Yes, available upon request
Package Dimensions (Inches)10 x 8 x 6
Package Weight9 lbs / 4.08 kg
Country of OriginUS
Harmonization Code:8515.11.0000
RoHS CompliantYes
IEC 60335-1, Edition 5.1, 2013-12Yes
WEEE CompliantYes
CE CertifiedYes
Warranty PolicyDetails
User ManualUser Manual
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