Let's just say tweezers are essential - the finer the better I've got a photography loupe for examining the finished joints. If you use reading glasses, they will be essential here too.exartemarte wrote:That thought occurred to me when I was looking at some of those components in the bags. I've ordered some 0.4mm solder, and I don't think I'll make a start until it arrives. Obviously I've seen smd components in situ, but I've always regarded those boards as machine-assembled - I've never thought about what it might be like to solder such tiny pieces by hand.alexeames wrote:[..] and that's enough to realise I need thinner than 1mm solder.
Mortimer if you've got a fine tip, your Antex should be ok. I'm using the 18 Watt Antex. Standard tip was fine for the large resistor, but I swapped out for a fine tip for the other, smaller ones.