Required Tools

With ALL SMT work, having the right tools is essential! You will need tweezers. Either straight-tip style (available here)
You'll also need a soldering iron with a fine tip. Although a good iron is a little expensive, its the most important tool and we suggest investing in a good one. Our favorite is the Hakko FX-888D with the fine SMT tip
This guide was first published on Mar 30, 2013. It was last updated on Mar 30, 2013. This page (Required Tools) was last updated on May 04, 2015.