Right after the digital multimeter, or DMM, a soldering iron is a must-have tool for electronics work. Like most tools, there is a vast variety of options available. In this episode of element14’s Workbench Wednesdays, I look at a range of instruments from Weller. They offer everything from a cheap $10 “fire starter” (sorry, it is what we call them!) all the way up to a full-blown surface mount rework station.
Whether you don’t have a soldering iron or you have a $100 station, this video will show you options to consider when thinking about an upgrade.
After you watch the video, head over to element14 and tell me for you favorite solder tips! (Or your most burning questions!)