Two years ago I moved out of my parent's house. While this is not immanently a bad thing, the decreasing frequency of visits makes it hard to access my father's work station. Now I am looking for a new Set-Up and am not sure, what I really need, what I only used because I could, and what I always missed without noticing. The trick is going to be, to get what I need without investing to much money or space.
I so far came up with this:
Soldering Station 80 W
- a standard tip and a fine tip
Digital Multimeter with:
- Voltage AC/DC
- Current AC/DC
- I would love to have Capacity and Inductivity, but these are really expensive gimmicks. Are they worth it?
- Diode Test (most of these things can do this, but it is rather practical)
Helping Hand including magnifier
Some sort of desoldering device(s)
Plus the "Software":
- solder in different diameters: which are recommended? My father just had thin and thinner and did not remember the actual diameters or even which compounds.
- Flux in a bottle
The Next step will be to decide on the actual products. Right now I am thinking about Station and Multimeter from Conrad.de's own brand "Toolcraft". I would get the station for about 75 EUR. The question is, whether this is worth buying, or should I buy something "real" like Weller, Hakko, …. where would I get these in Germany?
There are some non-solder problems I have to solve, too. The most important will be to drill holes in casings' bottoms. Is this even possible without a properly equiped workbench?
I have to do some AMP3s for really depressed friends, but in the near future my Project "Overkill" is about to happen. So the Set-Up should be versatile for both.
What did I miss out and what is just a waste of money?
Hope you can help me,