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My cheapo soldering iron is knackered and i need a new one. But these new Gas powered cordless soldering irons have caught my eye and i was wondering if there are any good. I know the cold heat soldering irons suck but has anyone used of these gas ones, is it worth buying and is it suitable for soldering to gpus and stuff, or should i stick to the normal soldering irons?

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my colleague has one and uses it all the time for car audio jobs and it is obviously very handy not needing to plug it in, his was about £50 i believe and works very well
 

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I don't think you would want to use that with anything small. For bigger things it would do a great job. (I assume..)
 

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It's a bit easier not having to worry about running out of butane. The one I have has swappable tips and it can also be a torch and a heat gun... Depends on your needs.

I prefer my corded iron for soldering though.
 

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i had one for awhile and i loved it. dont use it all the time though, get a wired one too.
Hmm, sounds pretty decent, how was it for more precise soldering?
 

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Hmm, sounds pretty decent, how was it for more precise soldering?
i never used it for precise. i always used my 15W for that and the gas was for car audio and like bigger wire.
 

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I wouldn't use one for anything precise. Does not get as hot as an electric iron. Great for larger things such as splicing two wires together.
 

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I'd only really use a gas soldering iron for outdoor work, and even then I'd still probably stick with running an extension lead where possible.
 

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I wouldn't use one for anything precise. Does not get as hot as an electric iron. Great for larger things such as splicing two wires together.
mine got hotter then my 15w one did. that was the issue lol.
 

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....Well it seems its good enough for general soldering...i think ill order one!..thanks for the replies guys.
 

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....Well it seems its good enough for general soldering...i think ill order one!..thanks for the replies guys.

your very welcome good sir.
 
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