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Are you looking for products that I use or could recommend? Check out the MFR Gear list below.

MFR Gear

The following tools and supplies are ones that I currently use, have used, have tested or researched and would recommend to others for their hobby electronics workbench. Note, some links below might be affiliate links and forward you to Amazon, eBay, Banggood, etc. — using these links does not increase the price for you as the buyer but may provide a small monetary contribution back to .

Soldering & Desoldering Tools

Hakko FX-888D

Enjoy excellent quality and performance from Hakko's entry-level digital soldering station. [US seller]

Hakko FX-951

The FX-951 offers 70W of superior heat transfer,  sleep function, auto shut-off, quick-change T12/T15 tips. [CA seller] [US seller]

Weller WE 1010

A powerful yet easy-to-use and cost-effective soldering station with 70W of power. [CA seller] [various sellers]


This amazing little soldering station is probably the best low-cost choice for the electronics hobbyist. Its unique design can output 75W, heating up to 480°C/900°F. [US, CN sellers]

TS-100 Portable Soldering Iron

At home on the bench or in the field, the TS-100 mini solder iron packs 65W of punch in a portable easy-to-use form factor. [CA seller] [US, CN sellers]

ENGINEER Inc. SS-02 Solder Sucker

So well designed this solder sucker offers incredible vacuum suction in a small and very sturdy package. Made in Japan. [CA seller] [US, CN sellers]

Hakko FR-301

The FR-301 Desoldering Tool is the gold standard in all-in-one handheld desoldering tools.  Its quick-change nozzle system uses Hakko’s versatile N61 nozzle series tips. [CA seller] [US, JP sellers]

ZD-915 Desoldering Station

Electronic vacuum pump desoldering station (80W, 160°C–480°C, 120VAC model with US/CA Plug).

Pro'sKit SS-331H Desoldering Station

Electronic vacuum pump desoldering station (90W, 160°C–480°C, 100-240VAC model. [various sellers]
AliExpress [might need to provide your own IEC cable for your country]

Commodore 64 Stuff