Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday April 16, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Service & Maintenance

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
vile
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 32371
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: formerly known as mem. # 10615
Vehicle:
'02 t-rex wagon
platinum

Default coldheat soldering iron

anyone here have any experience w/the coldheat soldering iron. from the commercial, it looks really good for around the house stuff and my car audio stuff

danx
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
vile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 09:56 AM   #2
Mulder
Trust no one
Moderator
 
Member#: 11170
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
02 WRX
05 GTO/11 Sonata(!)

Default

It's an interesting gimmick and may be ok for occasional light use, but if you need to do any serious soldering on a regular basis a portable butane iron is a much better solution. You can get a butane iron at Radio Shack for the same price as this thing.
Mulder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 09:56 AM   #3
mikeyc
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 32338
Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Vehicle:
98 Impreza Wagon

Default

From BigFoot Computers user forum...

BigFoot Computers Forum Review

I was thinking about getting one too
mikeyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 02:17 PM   #4
vile
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 32371
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: formerly known as mem. # 10615
Vehicle:
'02 t-rex wagon
platinum

Default

cool review, just what i'm looking for, something to do light work. i don't do enough soldering to require something like a butane one.

anything serious, i take and do at work, hehe
vile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 02:23 PM   #5
mikeyc
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 32338
Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Vehicle:
98 Impreza Wagon

Default

Yeah, I was thinking the same. I was thinking mostly for joining wires in the car, because I don't feel like messing with extension cords and the chance of burning the interior.
mikeyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 03:48 PM   #6
armand1
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10309
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle, WA
Vehicle:
'02 OBS 2-tone!
'95 Montego Miata

Default

Just a note: I've heard that the big surge of current it uses for heating can damage sensitive electronics connected to the wire/lead being soldered. In fact, their website says: "We do not recommend it for soldering of large metallic components that require a lot of heat transfer or for soldering sensitive electronic components that may be damaged by fast-rising temperatures or high electrical current. (Momentary high-amperage current will be created during active soldering.)"
armand1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 06:23 PM   #7
mikeyc
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 32338
Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Vehicle:
98 Impreza Wagon

Default

Yeah, that was also mentioned in that review I posted, and my biggest concern regarding the use of it.

I could see using it for joining spliced wires before they were connected, but yeah, I wouldn't want to use it on anything electronic.
mikeyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 09:03 PM   #8
strohausii
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 26770
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Tampa
Vehicle:
'02 WRX
midnight black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mulder
It's an interesting gimmick and may be ok for occasional light use, but if you need to do any serious soldering on a regular basis a portable butane iron is a much better solution. You can get a butane iron at Radio Shack for the same price as this thing.
Lol, I love my Radio Shack butane soldering iron, and surpisingly it cools off faster than I thought. Came with a torch end fitting I would use for shrink wrapping.
strohausii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2005, 11:47 AM   #9
Alan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3601
Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Vehicle:
2006 WRX Wagon
BRIGHT BLUE!

Default

For many years I've used Wahl recharagable soldering irons. About the size of the coldheat, but no current issues, and actually heats fast and works well. But a lot more expensive...
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I want to stick a hot soldering iron in my eye. Teh Legacy Off-Topic 5 10-06-2005 09:30 AM
Debadging with a soldering iron is a bad idea... Rymep Member's Car Gallery 16 08-15-2005 04:00 AM
Anyone with a soldering iron want to help me install my CEL eliminator? jin psu Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 9 07-23-2004 10:43 AM
who in houston has a soldering iron? jmott Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 8 10-20-2002 10:17 PM
Anybody here good w/ a soldering iron? DanMan Southern California Impreza Club Forum -- SCIC 4 06-26-2002 05:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.