Tools and Materials

Tools that we use on a regular basis

Soldering:  If you are still soldering with the old Weller that your grandfather gave you, consider an upgrade to a controllable temperature soldering station.  The Hakko FS-888D, pretty much the de-facto standard for hobbyists, has been serving me very well.  It has selectable temperatures, programmable presets, heats up quickly, comes with a metal soldering stand, etc.  I love it.   Buy on Amazon