This is all of the microsoldering equipment that we use in all of our Youtube videos and work that we do. We like to tinker with new tools, so this list will be updated as we get new tools.

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AmScope SM-4TPX Professional Trinocular Stereo Zoom Microscope with Simultaneous Focus Control, WH10x Eyepieces, 3.5X-45X Magnification, 0.7X-4.5X Zoom Objective, Ambient Lighting, Double-Arm Boom Stand, Includes 0.5X Barlow Lens

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.
New From: $600.99 In Stock

JBC NASE-1C Nano Rework Station 2 Tools

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.
New From: $1,479.99 ($14.04 / oz) In Stock

Quick 861DW 1000W Digital Rework Station with LCD Display

Personal Note: Best hot air rework station that I've owned.
New From: $346.55 In Stock

Quick 957DW+ Hot Air Station (580 Watt)

Personal Note: I use this hot air rework station mainly for logic board shield removal. I don't use a tip and blast it with 450C and the shields come right off.
New From: $171.43 In Stock

3?0V 5A DC Power Supply Variable Switching Regulated 4-Digital Mini Power Supply Single-Output 110V with Alligator Leads, US Power Cord

Personal Note: You'll want a minimum 5V DC Power supply to test the devices that you'll be repairing. No need for anything fancy.
New From: $59.99 In Stock

DIYPHONE Multi-Purpose Phone Power Test Cable with Tester Pen DC Power Supply Testing Tool for iPhone 4 5 6 6S 6P 6SP 7 7P 8 8P X

Personal Note: You'll want these for powering up your logic boards via the DC Power supply.
New From: $17.55 In Stock
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Qianli iPower Max iPhone 6 6P 6S 6SP 7 7P 8 8P X XS Xs Max DC Power Supply Cable

Personal Note: This dc power supply cable will boot the iPhone logic boards by itself, without the need for a battery and/or charge port. Just plug in one of the ends to your iPhone 6 6P 6S 6SP 7 7P 8 8P X, XS, Xs Max and then push the left button to turn the device on and the right button to boot the logic board. This is a must for iPhone logic board troubleshooting!!
New From: $24.99 In Stock


UNI-T UT39C+ Digital Multimeter NVC Auto Range With LCD Backlight Data Hold Multimetro Frequency Temperature tester

Personal Note: This is a great little multimeter. It has continuity mode, diode mode, voltage mode, capacitance mode and a thermocouple. Just about everything that you'll need for microsoldering.
New From: $28.99 In Stock
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Multimeter Probes with Super Fine Tips

Personal Note: These are the multimeter probes that we use with our multimeter. The tips are super fine and can fit between the small components. To sharpen them even further, I’d recommend buying a diamond sharpener from Amazon.
New From: $9.99 In Stock

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ZXW Tools v3.x 1-year License

Personal Note: This is an essential schematics tool used for troubleshooting logic board repair. Buy it if you are serious about microsoldering.
New From: $70.00 In Stock

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Mechanic IX5 Pro iPhone X/Xs/Xs Max/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max Heating Tool for Logic Board Separation

Personal Note: This is the latest version of the IX5 Pro, which supports the iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. This little mini heater works well. It is used to separate the top logic board from the middle layer, so that you can work on the inside of the sandwiched logic boards. It’s a cheaper alternative to the PPD-120, but it does the job well.
New From: $54.99 In Stock

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6-Port USB Ammeter

Personal Note: This thing is amazing. Before, we were buying and using multiple Drok usb ammeters, which cost about $10 each. In addition, we’d need to buy a multi-port usb charger. With this thing, you have six usb ammeters all bundled into one unit. The cables are all located on the right side and the lcd is easily readable on the left side. Amp draw goes up to 3A, I think. Throw away the Droks and get this thing.
New From: $34.99 In Stock

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JBC C105-101 Straight Tips (0.1mm)

Personal Note: These are the smallest, thinnest tips for the JBC NASE series micro soldering station. They work on the NT105 Nano iron and NP105 Nano tweezers. I use two of these tips on my nano tweezers all the time. Make sure that you set your temperature to around 290C or lower to preserve the tips, otherwise, they'll wear out a lot faster. They are crazy expensive, so it'll be in your best interest to preserve them. We were able to get our hands a bunch of these tips. These are genuine, original, and new JBC tips. You'll receive 1 tip.
New From: $27.99 In Stock

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JBC C105-105 Bent Tip (0.3mm)

Personal Note: This tip is the best bent tip for the JBC NASE series micro soldering station. It works on the NT105 Nano iron and NP105 Nano tweezers. I use this tip on my nano pencil and I use it often. Make sure that you set your temperature to around 290C or lower to preserve the tips, otherwise, they’ll wear out a lot faster. They are crazy expensive, so it’ll be in your best interest to preserve them. We were able to get our hands a bunch of these tips. These are genuine, original, and new JBC tips. You’ll receive 1 tip.
New From: $27.99 In Stock

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JBC C105-112 Bent Tip (0.3mm)

Personal Note: We use this tip for cleaning the pads after removing a chip. This knife tip is great when you need more thermal mass, especially for ground pads, since they are harder to apply and remove solder. Just make sure that you turn the temperature down (we use 290C) to preserve your tip, otherwise, they will wear out quickly. You will receive 1 tip.
New From: $27.99 In Stock


Hakko Omnivise PCB Holder (C1390C)

Personal Note: I find this essential for shield removal.
New From: $74.95 In Stock
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Mijing T22 Dual-Locking iPhone Logic Board Holder

Personal Note: Wow, I’ve been looking for a great locking logic board holder and this is it! Before this one, I was using a red FindX pcb holder that is actually very similar to this one, but this Mijing one is just as heavy duty, but it includes two locking mechanisms and it definitely holds an iPhone logic board much sturdier than the FindX one. This will be the only logic board holder that you’ll ever need for micro soldering.
New From: $31.99 In Stock

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Hakko 5-SA Straight Micro Tweezers

Personal Note: Thinnest, cheapest, best straight tweezers that I own.
New From: $9.99 In Stock

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Hakko 5B-SA Curved Micro Tweezers

Personal Note: These are the tweezers that we use every day. I bend them to more of a right angle. These tweezers are thin enough to squeeze into between chips and strong enough to grab a chip without compromise. If I had to choose one tweezer to get, then this would be it. I have about 10 of these that I just swap in and out.
New From: $9.99 In Stock

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Amtech VS-213-A-TF Tacky Flux 10cc w/Plunger and Tip

Personal Note: VS-213A-TF is the most recent and the most up-to-date no-clean tacky flux formulation by AMTECH. NC-559-TF should no longer be used because it is an outdated flux with old technology.
New From: $17.99 In Stock

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Kester 63/37 Tin/Lead Solder 0.5oz 0.031″

Personal Note: This is the solder that we use for everything. One roll of this should last you a while if you’re just a hobbyist. The solder is comprised of 63% tin and 37% lead. It has a high activity rosin RA core flux. This is the best solder for microsoldering. 1/2 ounce tube with a 0.031″ diameter.
New From: $9.99 In Stock

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Easy Braid OS-A-5AS 0.025″ No Clean Wick

Personal Note: Best wick that I’ve ever used for microsoldering. One 5′ roll should last a while.
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Mechanic Low Melt Solder Paste Sn42/Bi58 138°C

Personal Note: This is the stuff that we use. It melts at 138°C. You won’t need it very often, so one vial of these and you should be set for a while. This stuff allows you to remove components and connectors without using the super high heat required to melt lead-free solder.
New From: $9.99 In Stock

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Mechanic Sn63/Pb37 Solder Paste 183°C

Personal Note: This is the solder paste that we use for all of our reballing. It melts at 183°C. It comes in a 42g plastic container. One container should last you a long time.
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Mechanic Solder Paste for iPhone X/Xs/Xs Max Middle Layer Reballing 158°C

Personal Note: We use this solder paste for middle layer reballing on the iPhone X, Xs, and Xs Max. It’s a little stronger than the 138°C low melt solder, but doesn’t require as much heat to melt as the 183°C solder paste. It’s perfect for middle layer reballing. You really just need a dabble of this stuff on the end of your soldering tip to touch up any corroded pads. This stuff is perfect for that.
New From: $11.99 In Stock

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Green UV Curable Solder Mask

Personal Note: This is the green stuff that I use to cover exposed traces on the logic board. It comes in a tube as a liquid, but once UV light is applied to the liquid, it turns solid. One tube of this stuff should last you long, long time. No need for a plunger or needle because all you really need is a little bit of this stuff on the end of a needle.
New From: $6.99 In Stock

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High Powered USB UV Curing Light

Personal Note: This is the best UV light for curing soldering mask. I’ve tried many others and this one cures in the least amount of time possible. You’re looking at seconds instead of minutes.
New From: $19.99 In Stock

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Micro Wire Cutter – iPhone Shield Cutter

Personal Note: This is the best wire/shield cutter for micro soldering. I use this to cut the shields away from the newer model iPhones (X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max). With these newer models, you have to cut away the shields because using heating will disturb the the chips below the shields and then you will have other problems. I was using one of those Hakko CHP Micro Cutters for a long time, but these new wire cutters blow them away. Trust me, get one of these and you won’t regret it.
New From: $9.99 In Stock

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0.009MM Jumper Wire (Uncoated)

Personal Note: This is the smallest jumper wire that we’ve been able to find. It’s from Mechanic, so you know that it’s good stuff. We use this thin jumper wire for audio ic repairs, touch ic repairs and fixing torn pads. The wire is uncoated, so it's best for fixing torn pads or running jumpers of short distance. If you run this wire a longer distance, then it’s possible that it’ll short out due to it be uncoated, so it's best not to use this uncoated wire for long distance jumpers.
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0.02mm Copper Jumper Wire

Personal Note: This stuff is great for running low voltage/current jumpers. We use this every day for everything from iPhone touch IC disease to running thin long jumpers for pads in the middle of a BGA chip. You won’t be disappointed. One roll should last forever.
New From: $7.99 In Stock

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0.10mm Jumper Wire (Coated)

Personal Note: This is a slightly bigger diameter jumper wire which we use for longer jumpers and jumpers that have pads missing. It’s sturdier, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking off easily. You should use this for high voltage/current jumper lines, like backlight jumpers.
New From: $4.99 In Stock


Tapes Master 1 Mil Kapton Tape (Polyimide), 3/4" x 36 yds

Personal Note: This is pretty much all you need.
New From: $7.95 In Stock

Kimtech Science KimWipes Delicate Task Wipers 1-ply 280 count (Pack of 2)

Personal Note: You don't want leftover lint on your logic board.
New From: $9.43 ($0.02 / count) In Stock

2 x 950ml Bottles of 99+% Pure Isopropyl Alcohol Industrial Grade IPA Concentrated Rubbing Alcohol

Personal Note: Essential for cleaning the board.
New From: $24.35 ($0.38 / Fl Oz) In Stock

AQUEENLY 2 PCS Silicone Sheet for Crafts Jewelry Casting Molds Mat, Food Grade, Blue

Personal Note: Works well for protecting your work surface below.
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Hakko 51-S-SA Curved Super Fine Point Tweezers

Personal Note: These are strong, but thicker than the 5B-SA curved tweezers. I like them when I need some strength with my tweezers, like grabbing a bigger chip. They're not super thick, so you can really use these in place of the 5B-SA.
New From: $9.99 In Stock


Hakko 611-1 Solder Reel Stand, Black

Personal Note: If you're getting the 1lbs roll, then you'll want one of these too.
New From: $22.10 In Stock

14mp Tv Hdmi USB Industry Digital C-Mount Microscope Camera Tf Video Recoder DVR

Personal Note: The camera that I use for all of my videos.
New From: $114.98 In Stock

AmScope EP20X30 Pair of Super Widefield 20X Microscope Eyepieces (30mm)

Personal Note: Necessary to match your eyepieces with what you see through the camera.
New From: $45.99 In Stock

AmScope RU050 0.5X C-Mount Reduction Lens for Microscope Cameras

Personal Note: You'll need this c-mount adapter to connect your camera to your microscope.
New From: $46.99 In Stock

Hakko FA400-04 Bench Top ESD-Safe Smoke Absorber

Personal Note: Get one of these unless you want to inhale toxic fumes.
New From: $73.88 In Stock

Office Star Mesh Back & Seat, 2-to-1 Synchro & Lumbar Support Managers Chair, Grey

Personal Note: Louis Rossmann recommends this chair. Personally, I've never used it.
New From: $178.30 In Stock