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Old 12-26-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone tried "Cold Heat" soldering gizmo seen on TV?

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Old 12-26-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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I personally wouldn't want to solder my batteries at 800 degrees. I wonder how well this actually works though, or is another infomercial-quality product?
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Old 12-26-2004, 01:30 PM   #3
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this thing is a piece of crap, a kid at the races bought it and it barely works outside.
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Old 12-26-2004, 01:37 PM   #4
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I personally wouldn't want to solder my batteries at 800 degrees. I wonder how well this actually works though, or is another infomercial-quality product?
I solder batts as hot as I can, so you just touch them quick, get the job done and get the heat off...
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Old 12-26-2004, 01:44 PM   #5
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This thing is awesome for a small gauge wire. It is more like an arc welder than an iron. Not good at all for the hobby we are in , but for small wires it is way better than an iron.
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Old 12-26-2004, 03:48 PM   #6
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the iron doesnt work well for thick guage wires.. notice on the comercial every wire is thin like string...

it says good for rc.. but they show a radio shack toy...
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If you want a portable Iron you should try the Hakko FX-901 cordless..
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Old 12-26-2004, 05:54 PM   #8
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I bought one...lol... Now, I use it to weight down my trash can...lol.... It wasn't even good for shortening servo wires....
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yea scew that thing, although is makes a interesting paper wieght.
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Old 12-26-2004, 11:24 PM   #10
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The TV commercial says: "It lasts forever because it's powered by 'Cold Heat' ".

Didn't this clue you guys?
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Old 12-27-2004, 05:56 AM   #11
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friend of mine got one, i used it for servo wires, i thought it worked just fine. don't think i would try to solder batteries with it, and i too solder my batteries at 800 degrees
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I got one for Christmas and tried it out and it does not work very well at all......Maybe for small wires but nothing big at all!!
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