Tool List

Tools for SMD Hand-Soldering ☺☺☺

► Variable temperature soldering station.

Hakko FX888D Soldering Station
Hakko FX888D Soldering Station

► Flux. Additional flux comes in a syringe, squeeze bottle, or pen applicator. Go for a "no clean" variety.

MG Chemicals 8341 Flux
MG Chemicals 8341 Flux

► Appropriate soldering tip. For most of the SMD components in Noise Reap kits, a 0.8mm to 1.6mm conical or chisel tip will work great.

Hakko T18-D08
Hakko T18-D08

► Tweezers specific to smd work.

Yato 6903
Yato 6903

► Wire Solder. Use a diameter of about 0.02" to 0.031".

Chip Quik No-Clean Rosin Core .020"
Chip Quik No-Clean Rosin Core .020"

► (Optional) A way to clean off excess flux. This isn't necessary if you use "no clean" flux, but it may be desirable for aesthetic reasons. I use q-tips and 91% isopropyl alcohol. Video Link

Menda Chem Bottle
Menda Chem Bottle

♫♪♫ GOOD LUCK ♫♪♫