Intermediate Package (Cost: $825)
Here’s a microsoldering package for intermediate level technicians. Again, the absolute necessities are a microscope, a hot air rework station, a soldering iron, and a multimeter. It’s ideal for techs that want to get started with microsoldering and have a little more to spend. These are upgraded equipment from the beginner’s package, but not quite good enough for connectors since you’ll need the microtweezers for that. Again, all of this equipment is quality stuff, but just not at the professional level.
You should be able to do most repairs with this equipment. It’ll just make things a little more challenging and it may take some extra time compared to a better microsoldering package. You’ll definitely want to invest in some good microstweezers too. With that said, you should be able to do a touch ic repair, filter repairs, tristars, and basic troubleshooting.
Don’t forget about the essentials too!
Personal Note: Best microscope if you don’t want to record video. Comes with a light ring and 0.5x barlow lens.
by AMERICAN HAKKO PRODUCTS INC
Personal Note: Look for an FM-202 on ebay before buying this because it’ll also support the FM-2023 microtweezers in addition to the FM-2027 and FM-2032 micro pencil.
Personal Note: Better than the Kohree, but not as good as the Quick 861DW. You can probably get away with doing most things using hot air only, but you really want some micro tweezers to get the job done quicker and more efficiently.
Personal Note: This will do the job in the short term. I’d recommend buying one of the hepa filter units when you are willing to spend more.