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Panasonic 360 Quick Iron: Double Sided Iron

Cool Tools, Electronics, Grooming & Fashion, Home Appliances
December 6, 2009 No Comments


Panasonic’s 360 Quick Iron claims up to 25% faster ironing due to its double sided pointy edges.  After looking at this iron for a bit, this should have been the original design when the first iron was invented.  The traditional flat back side really doesn’t serve a purpose other than needing it to sit the iron upright.    The Panasonic 360 model allows you to get into the tight areas like collars and cuffs without the need to turn the iron or yourself around.  This goes to show you that you can reinvent things that have been around for a long time.  Kudo’s to Panasonic!

The Panasonic 360 Quick Iron line ranges from $80 – $40 and are available at


Weller Pyropen WPA2 – My Favorite Tools – April 2009

Cool Tools, Favorite Tools
April 28, 2009 No Comments

Weller WPA2

I’ve decided to kick off a new feature on Mavromatic called “My Favorite Tools”.  If you are like me and love to visit hardware stores and industrial supply houses checking out new tools, then you’ll enjoy this feature.  

This months favorite tool is the Weller Pyropen WPA2.  The Weller comes in handy when you need to solder something and can’t plug in a proper soldering station.  I last used this applying DC connectors to a cable that would connect to a CCTV Camera.  I was about 15′ up on a ladder and this tool worked like a charm.   The Weller Pyropen WPA2 uses butane fuel — kind used to refill a lighter — and has a run time of about 3 hours of operation between refills.   It ignites with the push of a button and provides heat up to 932° F — which is more than enough heat for typical projects.

Here are some other features that make the Weller Pyropen WPA one of my favorite tools:

  • Ignites with the push of a button, ideal for field service jobs
  • Lightweight and completely portable, ready to use in 30 seconds
  • Sturdy metal tank holds enough butane gas for 3 hours of operation
  • Does not require cords, batteries or cartridges
  • Temperature adjusts from 482°F to 932°F (approx. 25 – 60 watts)
  • 14 soldering tip combinations available
  • Refills with butane fuel
  • UL listed

Treat yourself to a Weller Pyropen WPA2, it will be on your list of favorite tools too!

– AMAZON.COM: Weller WPA2 Pyropen Professional Self-Igniting Cordless Butane Soldering Iron

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