So I was wondering if I really need to get a base repair iron or if using my old wood burner would work just as well. I rather not spend another $40 on something i don't really need. I was looking at tognar.com's base repair iron and it looks like the only difference is the base repair iron is slightly safer because it heat up to 600F instead of 1,000F. The p-tex candles say they get around 970F so I wouldn't thing the extra heat would screw anything up. The other thing I was wondering is if after using a p-tex candle for a quick fix would I be able to go over it later with the iron and p-tex ribbon to give it a better fix without digging the old p-tex out and possibly making it worse.