Essential workshop tools and where to buy them

I always struggle to remember which solder I bought or where it was from so this list is as much a reminder for me as it is a recommendation of tools and consumables for you!

The list below has the best solder to buy, the best pliers and snips, and importantly — links to buy hookup wire!

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Soldering and Rework

Crimping

Hookup Wire

This wire is 22 AWG so just right for breadboards. The reels are 100 ft or 30.5m in length. This is the best wire I have found for quickly building a circuit.

Jumper Leads

Wire Stripping

Wire Cutting

Pliers

Scrapers and Probes

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