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Coldheat where to get. Answered

I read about Coldheat an alternative to soldering and i was wondering if i can get it in a store like walmart, superstore, the source by circuit city or something like that. I don't like to ordering things off the internet so yeah.

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

11 years ago

ColdHeat brand has a tip that breaks under pressure. This occurs because it is made of a type of graphite. I would recomend the one from radio shack. It has a steel tip.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

I DO NOT RECOMMEND THE COLD HEAT I was one of those guys that though "this could be a wireless soldering iron and i have a next to no chance of burning myself and I don't care about the reviews online" well I tell you what, it was a 20 dollar piece of crap, it makes poor joints (if at all) and the tip breaks easily. It works by making a short between the 2 tips, and that's hard to do. If you must no you can get it at radioshack, but in general I do not reccomend the cold heat

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

Reply 11 years ago

Well, You're right. I was just saying wich to get if any. Ya, they suck. I recommend a nice adjustable one. Usually soldering irons last me a couple months. I've had the adjustable on for years.

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Alcreion
Alcreion

11 years ago

So i shouldn't get one. I just need a really cheap but good soldering iron. because I've been using electrical tape to tape my wires together... It hasn't been working very well...

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, don't get a coldheat. Just get a normal 30/15 watt pencil iron for like 5 bucks. They are much easier to work with.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

Or get a real soldering iron, like my lovely temp-controlled Weller.

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

Or quit bragging, like my good friend whatsisface.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

But if you insist...we got ours at Home Depot.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

11 years ago

Ripoff Shack carries them here, but as others have said, they are crappy irons. If you must have a cordless iron for some reason, I would go for this. I have no experience with it, but it appears to have a standard resistance heating element, and appears much more likely to work.

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Rishnai
Rishnai

11 years ago

I got one. It wouldn't work until I carefully stuck a paperclip between the electrodes to start the circuit, then removed it when heat happened. Then it wouldn't work at all, so I removed the batteries and put them back in. Then it started heating up without touching anything, and partially melted itself. Even if the "heat" worked as advertised, I found that the tip was too big and unweildy to be useful for much.

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Firebert010
Firebert010

11 years ago

To put it bluntly, ColdHeat sucks. It's not all that it's cracked up to be. I'd stick with a regular soldering iron for now, you just have to learn to like it.