#1
i got one of those Cold Heat soldering guns from off of the TV so i could install pups myself. but im not having much luck with it. i mainly think is because i bought too thick of solder wire. has anyone else used one of these on their guitar before? if so, did you have any troubles with it?
#2
I bought one of those...

All it did was make a nice, burnt metal smell. Didn't melt a thing. Big waste of money in my opinion.

Ended up getting a regular soldering iron for much cheaper, which also worked a heck of a lot better.
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#3
that thing sucks. it puts out no power so it doesn't melt the solder. get a regular soldering iron.. just don't inhale the smoke.. haha... or burn or lick the tip... resist...
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#4
Quote by kjlee2112
that thing sucks. it puts out no power so it doesn't melt the solder. get a regular soldering iron.. just don't inhale the smoke.. haha... or burn or lick the tip... resist...


I wear a mask when I solder so I don't inhale anything...
#5
The Cold Heat works semi-well on cheaply made PCB's and that's about it. It's completely useless for any type of PTP work. I donated mine to Goodwill a couple of years ago.
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#8
Cold Heat guns are renowned for being crap. I just got a 25-45W switchable soldering iron that plugs in to the wall
#9
I have a Cold Heat (Christmas present). It works on the weakest and thinnest solder you can buy, but goes dead after a while. The tips give out, and you end up paying a lot more in the long run.
#11
Quote by Kendall
The Cold Heat works semi-well on cheaply made PCB's


It doesn't do that either, since it fries components. It works by sending a high current between the tips.