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The Makerspace Workbench by Adam Kemp

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Chapter 4. The Electronics Workbench

Even though you can easily transport soldering equipment, it is best to have a space designated for soldering. By setting up specific areas for soldering, project productivity and success will increase. The station should contain all of the equipment and materials necessary to successfully complete a soldering project. This includes an electrostatic protective (ESD) mat and strap, soldering iron or irons, soldering iron stands, multiple solder types and diameters, “helping hands” or a circuit board vise, desoldering and rework tools, adjustable lighting and magnifier, and a ...

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