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Good deal on a popular low cost soldering iron

My more serious maker pals use soldering stations that cost about $500. I get along with cheapies like this $14 kit>, which is highly rated on Amazon. It comes with a number of different tips, a tweezer, and a supply of solder. This iron, plus Donald Bell's $3 solution for keeping components secure while you work on them, makes for a low-cost soldering set-up.