Our coverage of Weller’s new ColdHeat soldering iron drew the ire of more than one reader. The consensus: ColdHeat irons are unreliable, can kill sensitive circuitry, make poor solder joints, and break easily. What to do?
Reader Eli says, “…If portable heat is what you want, the Shack has a butane one that works pretty good. The one I got looks like a big fat red pencil. Works forever, refills easy.”
A couple of readers also pointed out that they see no need for fancy couture safety glasses in the shop — the standard big ones are fine. (Follow the link to read the actual comments. They make a good point!)
Numerous readers expressed their opinions about Black & Decker’s AutoWrench — and our testing of it. Opinion seemed split over whether it’s a time-saver or battery-waster. Check it out.
We also got our first piece of chastisement, which made us proud:
Reader Rob said (regarding our AutoWrench test), “I really don’t understand why this post is longer than 5 paragraphs. Did it work? That’s all I want to know. I don’t care what color shirt you wore that day.”
Yep. We’ve arrived.