The ColdHeat concept is great: it heats up and cools down instantly so a) you don’t burn yourself or the things around you, and b) it can run on batteries for quite a while. We have one, but we’ve always been a little bit wary of the tool’s quality as the only place you could find them was at Harbor Freight and on late-night infomercials.
Now it appears that Weller’s decided to take the technology pro.
Weller’s certainly a respected name in soldering irons, so we’re pretty happy to see them embrace the ColdHeat concept. Their version features a polycarbonate body with tip cover, a high/low/off power switch, a white LED “work light,” a red “in use” indicator, and an included storage case.
The standard kit (cat. # CHT100) streets for around $45 and includes the chisel tip, but conical and bevel tips are also available for about $9 each.