Overlooked, underappreciated, and hard to justify until you already own them, the right tools can turn a formerly-arduous task into a trivial one. Save some time and just buy the good stuff right at the outset!
|handy for holding PCBs during soldering||Panavise, Jr.||Adafruit|
|Cleans and deoxidizes solder pads; improves solder flow.||Kester 2331-ZX Flux Pen||Digi-Key Mouser|
|Image||Description||Part # & Datasheet||Distributor|
|Four-nest crimper for tiny terminals, D-sub, JST, etc||Engineer/Futaba PA-09||Adafruit or Sparkfun|
|Two-nest ratcheting crimper for smallish terminals||Pololu product page (anyone got better?)||Pololu|
|Five-nest crimper for small automotive and other terminals||product page||Ballenger Motorsports|
|The best technical notebook ever!||National #43648||Amazon|