Beginner’s Package (Cost: $350)
The basic tools for microsoldering are a microscope, a hot air rework station, a soldering station and a multimeter. With this package, you can do BGA repairs, backlight filters, and basic troubleshooting. Microsoldering will be a little bit harder with these less expensive tools, but you can get away with them. This will allow you to try your hand at microsoldering before investing thousands of dollars and finding out that you don’t like it.
These tools are about the minimum that I would recommend for microsoldering. They won’t allow you to do all repairs, like connector repairs, but they’ll be fine for basic stuff. It may be a little frustrating using these beginner’s tools as well.
Don’t forget about the essentials too!