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Old 12-03-2005, 07:51 PM   #1
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I just got one of them "Cold Heat" soldering irons. You know, the one you see on TV and say "yeah, right. Whatever"..



The freakin' thing actually works!!

Just 4 AA batteries, and it gets hot as heck in just a couple of seconds, but only when you touch it to metal. Doesn't cool off as fast as the make it sound like on TV, but in well under a minute, it'* safe to touch. A lot quicker than the screwdriver I was testing it on!!

I am impressed! Cost me less than 20 bucks at the "As seen on TV" store in the mall.

Now I gotta go find a brken wire somewhere.....
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I've read a LOT of mixed review on it...glad you like yours.
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just be careful of the tip. they are VERY fragile and cost as much as a new iron.
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im guessing that for large, simple soldering they do just fine, but for precision soldering (what im doing everyday) i bet it sucks
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I got a little woodburning deal that came with a soudering tip. I paid like $5 for it. lol It don't cool to the touch.
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From my experiance it only works on smaller gauge wire effectively. Larger gauge wire over 18 Awg dont even bother!!!!
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Yeah I think I read a review about it in my Popular Mechanics mag which was positive for the most part. & I remembered them saying it worked pretty good just for small gauge wire. I've been in need a of new iron myself maybe I should go pick one up soon.
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Trust me 3 guys in the shop I used to work for all got them for Christmas last year and they all have them sitting in theyre tool box NOT using them. We solder some pretty heavy gauge ignition wires in most cars and it just doesnt do the job well.
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I think i have one of those upstairs from last X-Mas, haven't had the need to use it....
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Logan had one for a while, but he ended up getting a different one. I think the tip broke, so like Sonoma said, becareful with it.
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