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    Default Cold heat soldering iron

    Just seen this in my local store

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...rce=1&doy=26m3

    Cordless Operation
    Heats and cools almost instantaneously for comfort and safety
    Tip cools to touch-safe temperature within 1-5 seconds
    Reaches 500F in less than 1 second
    Great for electrical, hobbies, and light PCB work
    Uses 4 replaceable AA batteries (not included)
    Over 700 joints per battery pack
    Works with any regular solder 18-25 ga.
    Very safe tip - hot only during active soldering
    Red LED acts as tip heat indicator
    Don't forget to order the 4 AA batteries (NF69A)



    Anyone used one before looks like a great little tool to replace my soldering iron which I hate using?
    gordyhand.co.uk

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    Last edited by Gordy; 03-26-2005 at 12:14 PM.
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    That actually looks pretty good, I was going to pick one up at RadioShack, but I hesitated...maybe I'll have to go buy one again.

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    To be honest I have one they are not the best and the carbon tips constantly break as you learn the best way to use it. All in all I would not recommend it for extensive use only for quick jobs that are not near a power plug.

    If you decide to buy one I would recommend getting 5-10 replacement tips as they do break over time just from use.

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    Those are NOT meant to replace your standard soldering iron. But if you want to use them for quick LED installs e.t.c. they should be ok. If you check around people do not have a high regard for them. I have never personally used one myself but judging by the discription and teh technology behind it I wouldnt be surprised if it broke after 48hrs of taking it out of the box. but you never know untl you try right?

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    yea i got like 3 of them...dont ask why, but i do. they are...hmm, "OK"

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    Sounds like they aint worth it. I was hoping they'd be ok , maybe I will look for a gas soldering iron instead hehe
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    gordy if you are looking at one of those for portability sake then yes a butane iron would be a better idea for you.

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    I'm not overly fussed about portability , I just hate having the wire it always seems to be in the way .

    I had a look at one in the shop and decided not to get one in the end as I dont do enough soldering to justify the cost at this time.
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