It worked great. I was nervous at first because when I plugged it in and turned it on, a plume of acrid smoke rose from the dial. That's really bad. The smoke stopped after about 10 minutes. I guess it burned through some excess insulation or something. Anyway, it isn't smoking anymore and heats up nicely. This new iron is a heck of a lot easier to use than what I had before... plus my wife was never happy when I borrowed her iron to mount my prints.