"Cold heat" soldering?

From: Tom Hudson <tomhudson_at_execpc.com>
Date: Wed Jan 12 23:12:16 2005

My favorite part of the TV ad is where people are gushing about how they
won't get burned by this soldering iron. You know, if you can't use a
freakin' soldering iron without burning your eye out or something, you
shouldn't be using it at all. I have soldered millions of joints and
can count the number of times I've burned myself on one hand. (Of
course, it's the hand I didn't burn off with my trusty "normal"
soldering iron...)


Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

>The commercials on TV that I was seeing a few weeks ago seemed to think
>that ordinary people like housewives and weekend fix it up schlubs would
>somehow find a use for a soldering iron. They showed the hands of a lady
>soldering some piece of kitchen ware and some doofus doing some very light
>repair (broken battery wire or something equally lame) on some gadget.
>And I'm like, yeah right. Who fixes anything these days (I'm being
>rhetorical, Tony) and what of anything that's made today is conducive to
>being repaired in the home with a soldering iron?

Thomas Hudson
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