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hey all, i was at a lokal radioshak today looking at soldering iron to soder wires in my guitar. there where a couple different irons but i did not no wich 1 to buy because each iron had a different wattage. i saw a 15 25 30 and 40 watt sodering iron. what wattage iron should i get for this type of sodering?
 

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i have a 25 watt, that i got for 9$ it works very nice, i built a pedal with it and i ordered 1 meg pots to go in both my guitars and i plan to use it to do all the soldering work.

My only complaint , and it is sort of a biggy is that it doesn't have an on off switch, you plug it in it's on . So if i were you i'd make sure to get one with an on off switch, and try to stay to a lower voltage , too high get a little too hot and you'll fry the pots on your guitar.

i was talking to the guy that was helping me out with getting a voltage meter and i metioned i need a tip for my soldering iron and he said that the cold heat soldering iron is the best. Yeah the one on TV , he said he worked on computers and got one and said he doesn't use his old one any more . He said it worked well and he said it would be perfect for what i was doing . I dont know i didn't get it but you may ask one of the guys there what they think about it.
 

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I had a cold heat iron. The tip broke off in 10 minutes and didn't work any more. That's not to say they're all bad but this one didn't work. I use a 25 watt iron, it works well.
 
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