Tools

PL-1928

Selecting the Right Tool

PL-1956

Specifications

PL-1961

Specifications

SF-TOL-09477

This is a simple soldering iron stand composed of a heavy-duty metal base and a reinforced spring holder. The base and holder are detachable. A circular cleaning sponge, which has a nice home at the bottom of the base, is included.

AF-2120

If you've started designing your own PCBs in Eagle or KiCad and want to make your PCB a reality, you may start out with an etching system to pattern out traces. But that's only half the job! You'll also need a way to drill some tiny and accurate holes.  That's why we've starte...

AF-3198

Are you concerned that your smokin' hot soldering skills will set your project alight? There is no more need to fear the heat! These High-Temperature PTFE Jaws are a great hack for your PCB Stickvise, keeping your board safe from incineration.

SF-PRT-09599

This is a 5g syringe of white heatsink compound (aka thermal grease, thermal paste, thermal goo). Use this whenever you’re connecting a component to a heatsink, it’ll really help to dissipate even more potentially damaging heat.

SF-PRT-09771

Aavid Thermalloy Theragrip is a double sided tape for ceramic or metal heatsink packages. Theragrip provides both good thermal performance and excellent electrical isolation.

AF-422

When soldering small surface-mount (SMD/SMT) components, one thing you'll need is a good pair of tweezers. These are a great pair of every-day tweezers. They're anti-static, anti-magnetic and made of hard stainless steel. The tips are fine and pointy to pick up any size compon...

SF-TOL-13114

This little piece of notched plastic is a Resistor Lead Bending Tool. Sometimes referred to as a “forming” tool, this little guy provides you with an easy and reliable way to get the exact distance between two resistor leads that you need to PTH soldering. The Resistor Lead Be...

PL-602

The provided mounting holes in the Solarbotics GM2 and GM8 gear motors are a convenient way to mount the motors to your project, but sometimes you just need a different way to mount them. These precision laser-cut steel brackets match the features on the gear motors and secure...

SF-TOL-13203

The Solder Vacuum, a great (and sometimes under appreciated) little tool for solder rework. It allows you to pull the molten solder out of a connection or via with ease. To use it you simply depress the plunger, heat up your solder, place the nozzle over the solder you want to...

SF-TOL-12078

These needle tipped multimeter probes are great for attaching to multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, etc. Not only can these make a good replacement for any multimeter probes you have now that are damaged or worn, but thanks to the needle tip, thes...

SF-TOL-13246

Tip tinner is a good thing to have in your arsenal of soldering supplies. Composed of a mild acid, it helps remove baked on residue (for when you melt your desk top) and helps prevent oxidation (the nasty black stuff) that accumulates on your soldering tip when not in use. Com...

AF-2075

If you've started designing your own PCBs in Eagle or KiCad and want to make your PCB a reality, you may end up with a CNC mill that can route out PCBs by cutting away the copper trace outlines. We initially ordered these end mills for our use with an Othermill but they will l...

AF-2073

If you've started designing your own PCBs in Eagle or KiCad and want to make your PCB a reality, you may end up with a CNC mill that can route out PCBs by cutting away the copper trace outlines. We initially ordered these end mills for our use with an Othermill but they will l...

PL-1968

Specifications

PL-1084

Gearmotor with bracket and hub.

PL-1089

These plastic mounting brackets allow you to easily and securely mount the ubiquitous 10 mm × 12 mm × 26 mm metal gearhead motors first popularized by Sanyo’s 12GN series (e.g. NA1S…NA3S), such as our micro metal gearmotors. We also offer shorter versions of these brackets in...

AF-3523

We're always digging around for various test lines to use with our power supply - whether we're checking current draw of our Feather, or trying out new LED samples. We picked up one of these and its so handy we use it all the time now. It's compact and has three of the most us...

SF-TOL-14223

This is a set of nine high-quality hex keys from Allen. Each key in this set is equipped with a ball end, allowing an entry angle up to 25° in the screw to work in hard-to-reach areas. These specific keys utilize the metric measurement system. These are the go-to hex keys we p...

SF-TOL-08794

Mini Diagonal Cutters. These are great little cutters! A must have for clipping leads and extra solder tails. 4" long.

AF-1359

These tweezers are perfect for anyone who does a lot of work with SMD components (and hey, who isn't these days?) Use these instead of squinting and trying to use clumsy multimeter probes to detect an LED's color, polarity or resistor/cap value! The multimeter 'probes' are the...

SF-PRT-14313

This Digital LED Voltmeter measures the voltage at a particular point of the system it has been hooked up to and then provides a readout on its three 7-segment LEDs. This voltmeter is able to provide a readout of voltages from 2.5VDC to 30VDC within a 1% accuracy.

AF-2660

Removing SMD parts more complex than a resistor or SOT-23 can be a real bear. You want to get the part off without damaging traces, and if possible, without damaging the part either. You could haul out your hot air tool or you could go in surgically with this handy SMD Removal...

AF-705

Put a voltage meter anywhere with this very handy display. These are often used by RC hobbyists for keeping track of batteries but we thought it would be great on a breadboard or enclosure. This is the 3-wire version of the volt meter, two wires are used to power it and the th...

PL-2791

These general-purpose flush diagonal cutters from Hakko are made from 2.5mm-thick steel. They are rated for use with up to 16 AWG copper wire. We also carry the Hakko TRR-58-G Cutter, which is 3 mm thick and rated for use with up to 10 AWG copper wire.

SF-TOL-12033

This parts kit allows you to modify a coolant hose into an additional hand for your SparkFun Third Hand. It includes the alligator clips and hardware necessary to repair a broken hand, or make a new one.