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I've used a regular plug-in soldering iron for many years and was intrigued when I saw the Coleman Cold Heat unit for around $9 at Harbor Freight Tools (without solder included). Read morePublished on August 22, 2008 by Jane Gallagher
I've been soldering for years, literally since the sixties. Wrong technique? Ridiculous. What if you slip? The tip is softer than chalk, literally, and I have a steady hand. Read morePublished on July 8, 2008 by Chris A. Margaritis
Don't buy this product.
Coleman has many good products; but what a shame to even sell this one.
- too hard to use. Very frustrating. Read more
I think this works well, but found it most useful for solder removal (desoldering components). It may be that I am just not that skilled in its use yet, but I did find the old... Read morePublished on September 15, 2007 by Aerial Photographer
I think I figured out what my issue is with the device -- all the pictures I've seen have the blunt end down (thinking that surface area melts more solder). Read morePublished on July 2, 2007 by A. Sheets
I teach physics and I have my students do several electronics projects. I will often solder for them and I use the cold-heat 98% of the time. Read morePublished on May 16, 2007 by Jerry E. Langford
Soldering with this tool is a different skill set than a traditional soldering iron. Don't bear down on the joint with the tip, trying to get more heat to transfer. Read morePublished on May 14, 2007 by J. Kemker
I was never able to get enough heat out of it to melt a solder joint, even on small leads with very little metal. Read morePublished on February 24, 2007 by Alan Wilhite
I'm not sure why all the negativity about this thing. I've used it extensively on a lot of projects and it worked like a champ. Read morePublished on January 5, 2007 by dbr549