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Rebelboy1987
08-30-2005, 03:26 PM
I hear the cold heat cordless tool sucks balls, but does anyone know a good soldering iron I can get mostly for wiring leds and stuff like that, or will any soldering iron pretty much do what you want?

sc02grandam
08-30-2005, 03:29 PM
, or will any soldering iron pretty much do what you want?

yes

Rebelboy1987
08-30-2005, 03:35 PM
i knew that was a stupid question. Thanks

Molson
08-30-2005, 03:37 PM
I picked up a butane soldering iron/mini torch years ago and love it, I can take it anywhere, use it anywhere, I've wired many things with that.

Rebelboy1987
08-30-2005, 03:44 PM
Do you remember where you got it, and about how much it cost?

Molson
08-30-2005, 03:56 PM
Radio Shack, was about 50 or so CDN.

Rebelboy1987
08-30-2005, 03:58 PM
50's a lil out of my budget right now. I just quit my job, haha

SikMindz
08-30-2005, 04:04 PM
50's a lil out of my budget right now. I just quit my job, haha

Yeah..but he said Canadian. That's like $0.37 or something here. lol

Rebelboy1987
08-30-2005, 04:05 PM
lmao

Panacea
08-30-2005, 04:07 PM
The thing with that cold heat is that the maximum size of wire you're suppose to solder is like 18awg. Most of the wires in our cars are like 16awg or so.

Rebelboy1987
08-30-2005, 04:12 PM
What type of wires should i use to attach to my led and resistor?

action
09-02-2005, 08:02 AM
You can use up to 20-awg fo LED's (higher the number teh smaller the wire)

A 20w electric iron will do alot, but a 35w is better and faster for automotive wiring. The hotter iron will heat up teh connection faster. The less time the iron is on the joint the less heat goes back through the wire and damage connected electronics.