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>Tool quality priority:Ah yes, the kinds of things you forget are useful until you try to do
>1. Undisturbed, uncluttered, smooth, flat work area
> (I don't have this one yet.)
>3. Excellent lighting (I don't have this one either yet.)
>2. Soldering iron--go Weller workstation!I'll second that specific nomination (WTCPT) entirely. Well worth the $$.
>4. PCB viseThere's no way I could have built any MOTM without one! (at least not until
>7. Solder sucker (I still haven't got the hang of wicking.)Thoroughly indispensible when you put in those IC's backwards (oops!)
>10. Heat gunBic lighter (the trick, of course, is to not let the flame actually touch
>11. Fingernail brushUsed toothbrush - seems to work OK; none of my modules have developed
>I don't know if a magnifying glass would help or not since I don't have oneI haven't felt the need for one yet, but I'd think it wouldn't be too
>yet, but I am sure it can't hurt (except for my wallet)!
>Come to think of it, I had a hell of a time finding a 5/8" nut driver too!I just buy new sizes at Ace Hardware as I need 'em.