This assortment of tools is great for those of you who are new to soldering. We've found our favorite, low-cost tools, and created a kit that we would give to our friends. While these tools might not be enough for more difficult, surface-mount type assembly, they should be just what you need for through-hole soldering.
Note: The solder spool in this kit is leaded. We prefer using leaded solder on prototypes or other non-production type things - it's easier to work with (flows better). If you're new to soldering, the leaded solder will make things a bit easier.
Soldering Iron - 30W US 3-Prong 110V - Simple, fixed-temp soldering iron
Soldering Iron Stand - Keeps your soldering iron handy and off your floor
Solder Wick #2 5ft. - Generic - If you've never used wick before, this will save your life
Solder Leaded 10-gram Tube
Needle Nose Pliers
Diagonal Cutters - Snip those long leads
SparkFun Mini Screwdriver