Worth looking into tho'. Apparently induction heating. Which brings up
certain concerns. See 'Arcing' under the FAQ. Lack of ability to provide
for proper ground/static strapping isn't a bell ringer unfortunately.
Advise extreme caution until someone(reliable and unbiased) get's ahold of
one and tests it properly. Inducing a large voltage on any semiconductor is
prone to destroying it and then there's the real risk of static electricity
Isotip(wahl) runs about three times $ and it's definately not instant cool.
If the company can show 'semiconductor safety', cut the package down to a
pencil size, and use NiMh or even NiCd battery source, I can see this as an
excellent hobbyist and proto tool.
Lot of if there. This is NOT an endoresement.
Have fun damnit.
On 12 Jul 2004 10:50:24 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (John Vannoy) wrote:
I've seen a commercial for those wire strippers. you get "not just
one but two" of them and a CD-ROM (or was it a DVD?) with instructions
on how to solder for only $29.95 or so. These look like the same
strippers as I've bought for a dollar at a local "Price cutter" dollar
store (the stripper jaws are at a right angle to the handle). They
work, sort of, but they're obviously very cheap.
I still prefer my Paladin stripper that I paid $40 or so for about
20 years ago, and that now sell for about $70.
I've heard of resistance soldering (heating the material being
soldered by passing high current through it) as a legitimate
technique, but I wouldn't buy crap from a TV ad.
I checked out the website WWW.coldheattools.com and read their faq file.
Two things worry me. One,
it isnt UL approved (the site says low voltage electronics doesnt require
this) and two, the tip can sometimes
arc and may possibly damage sensitive electronics.
Think I will wair for awhile before getting one
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