by: Carrie Sundra
Do you want to try out surface mount soldering, but aren't sure what supplies to get? Or are you just curious about what others use? We've amassed two lists - one is a list of the most budget-friendly supplies we've found that don't suck, and the other is a list of the brands and supplies we like best and use regularly. Let's fire up those irons!
Note: none of these are sponsored or affiliate links, we don't profit from our recommendations.
Budget-Friendly Supplies That Don't Suck
We get it. Sometimes you want to try something out but don't want to shell out massive amounts of money to just learn that you don't like something. Here's a list of supplies that hopefully won't break the bank, that we don't mind using ourselves. We also talk about why we like them, or what we look for. This is also the bare minimum, it is definitely nice to have some nicer tools, but is not required for starting out.
What We Prefer:
These are tools and supplies that we use every day. Alpenglow-approved!