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    this thing is just a pos. first off the whole "cold" aspect of it is bull****. in the commercial the guy touchest it two seconds after he solders two wires together. I attempted this and burnt the **** out of my self. Metal does not cool down that fast. Secondly, I agree with everyone else who said its to frustrating to use. Its too difficult to use the head that its supplied with, and it has already proved to be so worthless to me that I do not intend on wasting any more money trying to make thos thing work.
    I went to radio shack and purchased a regular soldering iron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odleon
    our butane pencil iron is waaayy better and just as portable.
    Amen to that. I took my "revolutionary" iron back after one full day. It sucked. It was very difficult to control the flow of solder and very fragile....and I was being careful. I have 15+ years of soldering experience, and I agree, once you try a butane iron you wont go back (unless you bought a cheap one!)
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    Yup this thing freakin sucks... I ordered mine off TV about 2 months ago and finally got it just hte other day :-( Anyways, I was excited but that was short lived when I saw the tip was partially broke... that's when a little note fell out of the shody case saying "Be careful with the tip because it is very delicate"... thanks a freakin' lot!

    Anyways, I thought all is not lost I got a pair of free wire strippers. Well damn, those things suck worse than the soldering tool. They are the cheapest piece of crap ever!

    Worst $30 I ever spent... returning NOW!

    My review recap: If you want a piece of ****... order this ASAP. Or you can just down some chinese food and wait 30 minutes or so, same ****.

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    The Cold Heat soldering tool is what's called a resistance soldering tool, because it uses electrical current flowing across the part to generate heat, based on the part's natural resistance.

    Here's some examples of some suitable resistance soldering tools for hobby use:

    http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares...partment&ID=81

    Notice the prices - $350-400 each.


    I have one of the Cold Heat tools, and it CAN be a useful tool, but I wouldn't use it on anything electronic in nature because what you're applying to the joint is not heat, but electricity.

    Add to the fact that it's not temperature controlled (something like 800 degrees?), and you can easily damage anything electronic with too much generated heat.


    At least with a 35 watt pencil iron, you know it's rated for 35 watts, and that's all it will do.


    I would certainly use it for soldering large connectors to wires, such as for 12v power or grounding, but I would definitely NOT use it for anything small and electronic in nature.


    Edit:
    If you wanted a GOOD soldering tool, and you were willing to invest $70 in one, this is a good candidate:

    http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares...oduct&ID=81014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples
    this thing is just a pos. first off the whole "cold" aspect of it is bull****. in the commercial the guy touchest it two seconds after he solders two wires together. I attempted this and burnt the **** out of my self. Metal does not cool down that fast. Secondly, I agree with everyone else who said its to frustrating to use. Its too difficult to use the head that its supplied with, and it has already proved to be so worthless to me that I do not intend on wasting any more money trying to make thos thing work.
    I went to radio shack and purchased a regular soldering iron.
    You must have got that one that doesnt work because my heatcold. the tip cools in less then 3secs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giuliano
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    If you wanted a GOOD soldering tool, and you were willing to invest $70 in one, this is a good candidate:

    thats the same iron I use with my delicate electronics...had it for 4 years and only replaced the tip. I Use an Isotip Butane for portable work though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples
    this thing is just a pos. first off the whole "cold" aspect of it is bull****. in the commercial the guy touchest it two seconds after he solders two wires together. I attempted this and burnt the **** out of my self. Metal does not cool down that fast. Secondly, I agree with everyone else who said its to frustrating to use. Its too difficult to use the head that its supplied with, and it has already proved to be so worthless to me that I do not intend on wasting any more money trying to make thos thing work.
    I went to radio shack and purchased a regular soldering iron.
    Mine cools down in no time. Perhaps your tip had some hot solder on in when you touched it. You shouldnt touch hot solder..its hot

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    I like the tool...but I LOVE THE WIRE STRIPPER the comes "free"
    just love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by yunusyu
    I like the tool...but I LOVE THE WIRE STRIPPER the comes "free"
    just love it
    yep, i do
    It ****es me off that they act like the wire stripper is a "new" thing
    in the commercials though. I have had one like that for at least 10
    years, and I don't imagine it was "new" then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    It ****es me off that they act like the wire stripper is a "new" thing
    in the commercials though. I have had one like that for at least 10
    years, and I don't imagine it was "new" then.
    They'll always be 'new' to someone.

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