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Surface Mount Soldering Starter Kit

The bare essentials for soldering surface mount components. Includes a 10x loupe, .02" Kester® solder, flux pen, tweezers and solder wick / braid.

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Chip Quik� Surface Mount Desoldering Kit

This kit contains everything needed to desolder multi-pin surface mount chips. It's basically a low melting point alloy that, when mixed with the existing solder on a joint, keeps it molten long enough to release all the pins at once.

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Tweezers for Surface Mount Devices (SMDs)

These are the tweezers we recommend and use for handling surface mount components. They have curved tips that allow you to grab chips from above while keeping your hand to the side and out of the way. They're also made from stainless steel to prevent solder from sticking to them.

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10X Magnifying Loupe

The most in-expensive way to check fine-pitch surface mount soldering.

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10X Magnifying Loupe

$14.99

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SMD Soldering Practice Kit

Learn to solder SMD parts with this kit, which includes many commonly used SMD components ranging from large to small so beginners can build up skills. It also comes with a <a href="/media/SMD_Soldering_Practice_Kit_Instructions.pdf">3 page full color instruction set</a>, including recommended tools, pictures of ideal techniques and joints, and soldering tips.<br> * <span style="color:red;font-weight:bold">10% off</span> for orders of 10 or more kits. Discount will automatically be applied in shopping cart. <br> <i>"As far as I could tell, nobody else out on the web had anything like your practice kits and video. They were both wonderful and I can't imagine someone being unable to pick up SMD soldering quite easily with both. " - Mark </i>

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SMD Soldering Practice Kit

$9.99

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