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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.


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.

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

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.

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...

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.

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

Or quit bragging, like my good friend whatsisface.

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.

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.

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.