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.

Must Haves:

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: $1,560.00 ($14.80 / 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: $299.49 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: $112.99 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.
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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.
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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

JBC C105101 Cartridge Conical 0.1mm

Personal Note: This 0.1mm tip will be for your nano pencil. This tip will allow you to get into the tightest of places.
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JBC Tools C105-105 Soldering Tip - C105 Series Cartridge - Conical - Bent 40° - 0.3 mm

Personal Note: Best curved bent JBC tip for the nano-pencil. I use this tip for just about everything.
New From: $44.97 In Stock

JBC C105-112 Soldering Cartridge - Special - 2.5 mm x 6 mm

Personal Note: Knife tip for cleaning pads after removing a BGA chip.
New From: $64.37 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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Heavy Duty PCB Holder

Personal Note: The best pcb holder that I’ve ever used. I use this daily. The locking mechanism on this thing makes it so that it never slips, unlike the cheaper ones with a screw. It’s heavy too, so that it stays in place while you’re working on the logic board.
New From: $39.99 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

Micro Cutter

Personal Note: I use this to cut my solder wick.
New From: $8.34 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: $13.99 In Stock

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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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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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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.
New From: $12.99 In Stock

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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.
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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: $3.99 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

MG Chemicals 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol Electronics Cleaner, 475 mL Liquid Spray Bottle

Personal Note: Essential for cleaning the board.
New From: $12.25 ($0.76 / 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.
New From: $7.99 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: $21.99 In Stock

Optional Equipment:

Kester Solder 63/37 .015 Dia. 1LB Spool

Personal Note: Too small for my taste.
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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: $13.73 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: $118.98 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

Tekpower TP3005N Regulated DC Variable Power Supply, 0-30V at 0-5A

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: $59.95 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

Hakko FA400-04 Bench Top ESD-Safe Smoke Absorber

Personal Note: Get one of these unless you want to inhale toxic fumes.
New From: $69.99 In Stock