cold soldering iron

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  1. penngg1

    penngg1 Member

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    I saw an ad for an iron that heated to 800 degrees, and yet cooled nstantly.
    she ran on pen light batteries.
    Bud (penngg1) :confused:
  2. hminky

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    I bought one at Radio Shack. It is a resistance soldering gun. I find it useful for light soldering. I works great on layout wiring, especially rail joints, you won't melt the ties. I don't have to drag my PBL resistance soldering station to the layout anymore.

    Hope that helps;)
    Harold
  3. hminky

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    I bought one at Radio Shack. It is a resistance soldering gun. I find it useful for light soldering. I works great on layout wiring, especially rail joints, you won't melt the ties. I don't have to drag my PBL resistance soldering station to the layout anymore.

    Hope that helps;)
    Harold
  4. hminky

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    I bought one at Radio Shack. I works great for most light soldering. It is a resistance soldering tool. I really like it for layout wiring, especially soldering rail joiners, you don't melt the plastic ties. I don't have to drag my PBL resistance soldering station to the layout.
    Hope that helps
    Harold
  5. kf4jqd

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    I was thinking about getting one. I have a butane iron. I mostly use it to solder PL-259 connectors to my Ham Radio antenna cables. As for soldering wires together. I like ALOT of heat!!! I use a 250w gun. You are in and out very fast. Can you believe I took a year class on how to solder for my electronics degree!? :O
  6. Iron Goat

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    Yeah, I've been thinking about getting one for the light soldering work.... thanks for the input.

    Bob