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Any entry level 'all-in-one' soldering iron that you might find at your local hardware store should work. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for.
Upgrading to a higher end soldering iron setup, like the Hakko FX-888 that we stock in our store, will make soldering fun and easy.
Do not use a "ColdHeat" soldering iron! They are not suitable for delicate electronics work and can damage the Flora (see here).
Click here to buy our entry level adjustable 30W 110V soldering iron.
Click here to upgrade to a Genuine Hakko FX-888 adjustable temperature soldering iron.
Learn how to solder with tons of tutorials!
You will want rosin core, 60/40 solder. Good solder is a good thing. Bad solder leads to bridging and cold solder joints which can be tough to find.
Click here to buy a spool of leaded solder (recommended for beginners).
Click here to buy a spool of lead-free solder.
You will need a good quality basic multimeter that can measure voltage and continuity.
Click here to buy a basic multimeter.
Click here to buy a top of the line multimeter.
Click here to buy a pocket multimeter.
Don't forget to learn how to use your multimeter too!
Solder wick will help correct any mistakes and adjust the fit of your snaps.
Click here to buy some.
A Panavise is useful, but not strictly necessary.
This guide was first published on Dec 26, 2012. It was last updated on Dec 26, 2012.