I need help with the Cold Heat soldering tool!

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I need help with the Cold Heat soldering tool!

Post by vb_master » Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:34 pm

I just bought one of these from Think Geek, and I got it today. I put in freash, new batteries, and I read the directions like 10 times. I tried it on a piece of perfboard, and the red light comes on. I put some 20 AWG solder on it, and the white light turns off or dims. The red light dims as well. I remove the solder and the tool from the pad, and the red light and white light are on. I have to turn the device off to get the red light off. I havn't been able to figure out what I've been doing wrong. I'm so used to connvential soldering irons. I know there are users of this tool here, HELP!

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Post by vb_master » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:53 pm

Ok, I fixed it by putting in better batteries :roll: . I have a battery checker, and 2 of the batteries were low. THIS THING IS AWESOME!

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Post by omegabullit » Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:48 pm

I was looking at that. If it truly works, its an amazing peice of technology.
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Post by JackFrost22 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:12 pm

I don't like the tip it has it has like two prongs on the end and it can shatter real easily.

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Post by Sparkfist » Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:05 am

Yeah when i saw a commerical last night they showed it working. I thought the only why you can get that kind of performac is if its sending a currect through the wire.

VB-master if you can tell us if the tip feels like its very brittal or fragile?
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Post by vb_master » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:35 am

I've tryed to use it on a project I had, by Graymark. It didn't work too well. Remember, always keep a conventional one near by. I tryed to solder in a resister, the cold heat wouldn't do it, but the conventional one did (surprise!). The tip is like graphite, if you press too hard - crack it's chipped. I had to revert to the conventional one to get it to work. You MUST have brand new batteries in it for it to work. I also tried the cold heat on a perfboard last night, and it worked well. The Graymark board was using not copper, but metal, which might have been the problem. The cold heat was not melting the solder well on the Graymark kit. Use it only on a copper clad board. As I said, the tip is very soft. Lots of repeating, there.

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Post by vb_master » Sun Aug 22, 2004 8:02 pm

Ok, so I put in brand new batteries, and it works.

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Post by xxxeagle » Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:43 pm

on the commercial they make it look like its for repairs and mending broken metal. every one knows solder is not very strong and if it is used as an adhesive your it probably wont work very well for example hanging that stained glass thing i bet that bond will brake after two minutes.

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Post by cennar » Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:30 pm

depends on the gade of soulder man..
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Post by vb_master » Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:50 am

cennar wrote:depends on the gade of soulder man..
I have the solder it likes.

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