Soldering iron

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, soldering iron
Item Browser soldering iron
Materials iron
Volume 3
Weight 181 gr
As a Tool
Ammo (start/max) (20 / 200)
Ammo Type batteries
Duration 0turns
Price 2 $
As a Melee Weapon
Bash Dmg 2
Cut Dmg 6
To Hit 0
 A piece of metal that can get very hot. Necessary for electronics crafting. You could also use it to cauterize wounds, if you had to. 


A soldering iron can also be used to repair anything made of plastic, metal, or kevlar, by activating the iron as long as it has batteries. This requires plastic chunks, scrap metal, or kevlar plates respectively, and uses (and improves) mechanics skill instead of tailoring. When repairing clothing it's like a sewing kit - but for plastic, metal, and kevlar. Items can be repaired or made extra sturdy, and extra sturdy items are more effective - extra sturdy weapons have a very small damage bonus and extra sturdy clothing adds a few bash and cut armour.

If you were bitten, soldering irons and hotplates can cauterize you in absence of first aid kits or disinfectant. It's guaranteed to remove the infection at a steep cost in pain, whereas a knife and a fire doesn't always work and could progress the infection if it fails.