Tools

Basic Soldering: An Online Workshop    |    Materials List

Here is a list of tools for the Basic Soldering workshop.

All projects in this course use the following equipment:

Soldering Setup

  • Butane torch*
  • Soldering pick*
  • Soldering board or surface*
  • Insulated cross locking tweezers*
  • Fine tip tweezers*
  • Pickle (I use the swimming pool chemical Ph- or Ph Down)
  • Pickle pot (I use a small crock pot)
  • Neutralizing solution and  bowl
  • Flux* (I use both paste and liquid, but one or the other should be just fine)
  • Flux brush (I use a kids paint brush)
  • Hard sheet solder cut into small pieces
  • Quench bowl

*Items are available in my shop for purchase

Other tools used in this course:

  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers (flat face – no grooves)
  • Chain nose pliers (flat face – no grooves)
  • Flush cutters
  • Sharpies
  • Ruler
  • Steel bench block
  • Bench pin
  • Various hammers
  • Jewelers saw*
  • Saw blades*
  • Various mandrels for making jump rings
  • Blade lubricant
  • Jump ring making system (optional)
  • Tumbler with Stainless steel shot
  • Brass brush*
  • Sand paper
  • Sanding discs or wheels for flexshaft (optional)
  • Two-hole punch* or other means for drilling holes.
  • Polishing pads
  • Drill press and drill press vise* (optional)
  • Steel wool (I use #0000 – but any will do)