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Cold Heat cordless solder iron....think its good?

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krag

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Joined
Mar 3, 2002
Scope it right here!

I have been looking for some thing that is easier to use than the old soldering iron. I seem to have problems soldering. I touch the solder and it won't melt for awhile and by that time my hand has shaken and I screw it up. Do you guys think this would be a good replacement to the old Radio Shack 30w iron?

Any input is welcome.
 

NiTrO bOiE

Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2002
Location
Charlotte, NC
I'll stick with m 15watt from Radio Shack. At least I will never have to worry about looking for new batteries when I need to solder something. Also when the batteries get weak it probably won't get hot enough to melt the solder. One last thing, the tip looks pretty big, will be hard to solder ICs.
 

flapperhead

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2002
Location
wash dc area
u need flux very fine solder and a pencil thin 12/15 watt soldering iron(weller). plus uneed a good set of magnifying glasses or a magnifying glass. if u use a fat 25/30 watt one it just burns the hell out of the mb and ruins the pads...remember the people that work on this stuff have microscopes and a soldering station that can easily cost 3000/5000 dollars..

anything is better than a 30 watter, try it out sounds interesting