SparkFun Deluxe Tool Kit

This is Sparkfun’s new Deluxe Tool Kit! We’ve picked our very best tools and put together the ultimate kit of items we use on a daily basis. Whether you’re a beginner looking to get into some serious hardware hacking, or just setting up a second workshop and need the complete kit, this has everything you need!

This latest edition of our deluxe tool kit adds several items, most notably the heaterizer, a third-hand kit, more hook-up wires, and our upgraded wire strippers and flush cutters!

Note: Sorry international folks, the SparkFun Deluxe Tool Kit only includes instruments with US power plug and voltage operation requirements.

SparkFun Deluxe Tool Kit Product Help and Resources

Working with Wire

February 8, 2013

How to strip, crimp, and work with wire.

How to Work with Jumper Pads and PCB Traces

April 2, 2018

Handling PCB jumper pads and traces is an essential skill. Learn how to cut a PCB trace, add a solder jumper between pads to reroute connections, and repair a trace with the green wire method if a trace is damaged.

How to Use a Multimeter

January 9, 2015

Learn the basics of using a multimeter to measure continuity, voltage, resistance and current.

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

September 19, 2013

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

1 Soldering

Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.


Skill Level: Competent - You might need to break out the power tools. Nothing beyond a power drill or rotary tool should be required, but you might have a hard time with just a screwdriver and hammer. Cutting holes into plastic or metal might be required.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • Member #1495176 / about 6 years ago / 1

    At a added price, can the WE1010 be swapped for the WLC100 in the kit?

    • M-Short / about 6 years ago / 1

      Sorry, we don't have the ability to swap out parts in a kit. I believe everything except the water bottle is available to purchase separately though.

  • Shirley / about 6 years ago / 1

    The WLC100 in the current kit seems like a step backwards. It's a variable power iron but does not have closed loop temperature control, the feature that really takes soldering to the next level.

    • M-Short / about 6 years ago / 1

      I did consider using the WE1010 that we carry, but I wanted to keep the price on the kit affordable (and it is still over $200). The WLC is still a pretty good iron for people getting started, and if you aren't just getting started you probably have enough stuff that the kit isn't cost effective for you anyway. In other words it was a matter of trying to find a balance which is always tricky.

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