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post #1 of 5 Old 07-26-2016, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Cordless wood burning tool?

Hello. This is my first post. I am trying to find a cordless wood burning tool to take to a craft show where I will not have electricity. Been searching and only things coming up are corded ones, and engravers. Would greatly appreciate any leads and info on where I can find one. Saw one on QVC site, but it's not available.

Also, anyone ever used one? Are they even worth it?

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the power required to keep the tip hot essentially precludes any meaningful "run time" on battery power.

in addition to "total power" a burning tool will be drawing power 1000% continuously - and batteries don't cope well with that kind of continuous power draw.

a small quiet portable generator is probably the best solution. my son has one that is barely noticeable. they come in both gasoline and propane fuel.
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Depending on how much you're going to do ... and how detailed you want to be for the show ... you might be able to use a battery powered soldering tool.
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Might be able to use a butane powered soldering iron. Battery power is just not practical.

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Originally Posted by tvman44 View Post
Might be able to use a butane powered soldering iron. Battery power is just not practical.
I was just about to suggest that. My experience with battery powered soldering irons has been that they're useless, batteries just can't crank out the power well enough to produce enough heat. Butane is the way to go there

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