This is all of the microsoldering equipment that I use in all of my Youtube videos and work that I do. I like to tinker with new tools, so this list will be updated as I get new tools.
Personal Note: This scope has all of the necessities including a simul-focal head for recording video. Only thing it’s missing is the florescent light ring.
Personal Note: Best microsoldering station that one can buy. I switched to this JBC unit from the Hakko. The tips are alignable and the micro-pencil actually heats well. I don’t use any Hakko soldering products anymore because the JBC stuff is THAT much better.
Personal Note: Best hot air rework station that I’ve had.
Personal Note: I like this because it measures capacitance and temperature, which will allow you to calibrate your hot air station.
Personal Note: Besides schematics, this is the essential software that you’ll need for iphone and ipad logic board repair.
Personal Note: You’ll need a light ring for the scope above.
Personal Note: This 0.1mm tip will be for your nano pencil. This tip will allow you to get into the tightest of places.
Personal Note: Tips for the nano-tweezers. Get two of these. They also sell 0.1mm tips (c105-116), but they don’t last as long as the 0.3mm.
Personal Note: This allows for proper air flow below the logic board when applying heat.
Personal Note: Essential for testing. Much better than the Portapow because it stays lit.
Personal Note: I have two of these. My only gripe is that the tips aren’t longer.
by Kimberly-Clark Professional
Personal Note: Definitely better than tissue.
Personal Note: I’ve used all kinds of flux, but this is the flux that I’ve had the absolute best results with.
by SRA Soldering Products
Personal Note: I like the Mechanic low melt solder paste much better. I try to stay away from SRA stuff now.
Personal Note: This solder does the job for me.
by CML Supply
Personal Note: Needed for reballing
Personal Note: You want to make sure that you get 0.025″ solder wick because anything bigger sucks. Also, no clean will keep the brown goo to a minimum. One roll of this stuff will last a while.
Personal Note: Not necessary, but I use it in conjunction with my 3/4″
Personal Note: Works well for protecting your work surface below.
Personal Note: This stencil will have most chips that you’ll want to reball.
Must haves not sold at Amazon:
Personal Note: I like these tweezers, although they are a little bulkier than the Hakko 5B-SAs.
Personal Note: Not necessary, but cheap enough that you should buy it.
Personal Note: The camera that I use for all of my videos.
Personal Note: Necessary to match your eyepieces with what you see through the camera.
Personal Note: You’ll need this c-mount adapter to connect your camera to your microscope.
Personal Note: Any 5V DC power supply will work. I have this one.
Personal Note: Must use with DC Power supply; acts as a battery
Personal Note: You need this unless you enjoy smoking flux fumes.
by Herman Miller
Personal Note: The cheap chairs were destroying my back. Look for a used one.
Optional equipment not sold at Amazon:
- Derui 2L Sweep Heated Ultrasonic Cleaner – Essential for water damage treatment.