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Make: Getting Started with Soldering Kit is perfect whether you want to learn to solder, or you already know how to, but need a new kit. This collection of tools and a copy of our Learn to Solder book will guide you to mastering the skill of soldering. With that knowledge in hand, it'll open a whole new world of making for you. The books covers the fundamentals of soldering - how to preheat and tin your iron, making a good solder joint, desoldering cleanly (when things don't go so right), Lead and Lead-Free solder options, how to use the included helping hands to hold components in place and as an added bonus we've included 5 of our Learn to Solder badges. This simple to build kit will get you from novice to proud blinky badge wearer in an afternoon. Teach your kids, your friends, or just show up that software programmer at work. Check out the parts list below for more detail.

Features
  • 1 Deluxe Soldering Iron
  • 1 4pc Tip Set
  • 1 Solder Tool Set
  • 1 Crosscut Pliers
  • 1 Solder Wick
  • 1 Desolder Pump
  • 1 Helping Hands
  • 1 Solder Tube
  • 5 Learn to Solder Skill Badge
  • 1 Bonus! 555 Timer Solder Kit
  • 1 Learn to Solder Book/PDF Combo*
  • *PDF available for download and added automatically.

Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Poor quality and difficult to manage February 28, 2014
Reviewer: Bryce Cahn from New York, NY United States  
I bought 5 of these for use in my middle school classroom.  The soldering tips turned black after one use and will no longer tin.  I'm not excited about having to sand down brand new machines.  The included solder is not rosin core, and only melts at the highest temperature setting, making it difficult for my novice students to learn on.  I've not heard back from customer service on my call for help.  We spent precious money out of our very limited public school budget on these, and I'm incredibly disappointed.  I would have rather bought one quality machine from Radio Shack than be stuck with these 5 difficult and unpredictable irons.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
excellent for the price December 28, 2013
Reviewer: Rachel Herold from Austin, TX United States  
The book is clear and concise.
The little maker blinky men are fun to practice on.
The soldering iron seems to be of decent quality.
All the tools were included.
I would prefer a bit more solder in the kit as I have come close to running out already with other beginner projects.

I learned the basics in less than an hour. Now I'm working on consistency and neatness. I still refer to the book occasionally.

Worth it.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Good for beginners January 15, 2013
Reviewer: West Coast Johnny from Bend, OR United States  
I had no experience, but followed the tips in the book, and it didn't take long before my solders were looking great! I was surprised that it could be learned so quickly.  I soldered everything in about 10 minutes, so it would have been nice to get a few more cheap resistors/leds/something to practice on.  My kit was missing the cross-cut pliers and solder wick, but tech support shipped them out quickly after a call.

Bottom Line: I just learned to solder in about a half hour for $75, and, while I could still use some practice with neatness, I can confidently recommend this kit for beginners.  I'm giving it 4 of 5 stars as there were too few components in the kit and I'd soldered everything in a very short time, but overall, I am happy with the purchase (and tech support.)

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