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Coldheat Solder

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:43 pm
by Bart
http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortments/ ... earch=true

Anyone use one of these and are they any good?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:53 pm
by SkysTheLimit
Link sends you to the main page of their website but Im pretty sure all cold heat irons work the same so

I didnt really like the way it melted the solder. IMO just stick with a regular soldering iron :-o

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:34 pm
by Bart
the price caught my attention ..........18$

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:10 pm
by Maxximum Attack
I think I killed one with some nimh batts. The tip is very fat and split in two. It does cool rather fast, but not instantly *ouch*
To me working on bits/zips and PCBs in general it's too fat.

This thread should be in the dumpster as you are not reviewing the Coldheat iron ;)

Maxx

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:50 pm
by sg219
Coldheat sucks ass. :-)

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:28 pm
by Bart
This thread should be in the dumpster as you are not reviewing the Coldheat iron


I'm sorry I wasnt sure whether to post it here or in discussion. Looks like im not gonna end up buying that thing. Too big of a tip for zip zaps and it sucking is not worth my $18

Thanks guys

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:33 pm
by hue35
I saw this Weller battery powered iron at Home Depot that I'm going to buy. $17, it's got a perfect tip for small work, heats up in 15 seconds and runs on 3 AAAs...

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Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:39 pm
by Bart
Thanks a lot for letting me know about that hue35. I'm going to have to go hit up the home depot in my town

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:19 pm
by sg219
hue35 wrote:I saw this Weller battery powered iron at Home Depot that I'm going to buy. $17, it's got a perfect tip for small work, heats up in 15 seconds and runs on 3 AAAs...

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I have one of those. Picked it up at Home Depot on clearence for $8 or something. It doesn't do a bad job.

Its great to have in the tool box.

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:59 pm
by Clint
The mini butane iron from radio shack is pretty nice for $19.99
(only possible problem is that you have to be 18+ to purchase butane refills..refills cost 2$ a bottle at lowes and last about a year)

I'm skittish about touching battery or a/c powered soldering irons
to circuit boards.

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Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:47 pm
by BilboBaggins
I got a cold heat from Rat Shack for $10.00 (thank God for coupons). I also purchased the different tips. I've used it to replace an antenna wire on an SE but it's not for small precision work on PCB's. It's more designed for electrical wiring work around the house (lamps, AC cords, etc.). I would like it for attaching motor wires but not installing FET's.