Advanced Package (Cost: $1,900)
The advanced package includes good professional equipment for about 95% of all microsoldering jobs, but I’d still prefer JBC nano tweezers versus the Hakko stuff below. The cost is exponential going to the professional level package though, so the equipment below is about as good as it gets without breaking the bank.
We’re adding the micro tweezers to this package versus the basic and intermediate packages. This will allow you to do connector repairs and handle really tiny components like 01005 packages. In my opinion, the micro tweezers are essential for microsoldering. You can get away with a micro pencil (hakko fm-2032), but the FM-2023 works so much better with the dual tips.
This package also includes the simul-focal trinocular head for recording video through the microscope without closing off one eyepiece. Honestly, I don’t even know why they sell a microscope head that closes off one eyepiece when the trinocular port is in use (non simul-focal). You’ll want a decent c-mount camera to go along with this scope.
You can buy all of the Hakko stuff directly from Hakkousa.com. They offer good pricing and free shipping on most stuff.
Don’t forget about the essentials too!