Cheap SMT solder tweezers

Inspired by this hack, I decided to make my own version with the intent of making it more stable. Buy 2 cheap Chinese USB soldering irons, add a 3D-print and some tie-raps and you have solder tweezers that normally costs hundreds of Euro’s.

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2 thoughts on “Cheap SMT solder tweezers

  1. Hi Gregor,

    I like your 3D print and would like to apply your idea to assembling my SMD solder tweezers. I have already ordered my pair of solder pens off Ebay.
    Unfortunately, I do not have access to a 3D printer and wanted to know if you could do a 3D print for me, and provide me a quote for the print including shipping to Cockburn, WA 6164, Australia.
    Kind regards,

    • Sure, sorry for the late reply! But if this is still relevant I’d advise to order with shapeways or i.materialise 🙂

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