Description: This assortment of tools is great for those of you who are new to soldering. We’ve found our favorite, low-cost tools, and created a kit that we would give to our friends. While these tools might not be enough for more difficult, surface-mount type assembly, they should be just what you need for through-hole soldering.
With this version of the kit we’ve really changed things around. We’ve added our neutral Digital Multimeter and a pair of wire strippers as well as upgrading the flush cutters! Go hack something!
Based on 1 ratings:
I just started working with circuits and soldering and this kit has most of the basics for a really good price! The solder is lead free so you might find 60/40 to work better than this, but it does its job.
The solder base is not very sturdy with the iron in it and I had to put a small magnet on it to hold it down.
The first iron that came with the kit didn’t work (well, for about 5 min it did) but Sparkfun’s support was great and they sent me a new one for free! Obviously this should be a rare case but the iron is obviously not a extremely high quality iron.
I do wish it came with tweezers since they are almost essential when working with small parts, but that’s just a nit-pick.