It goes without saying that having the right tool for the job is vital, especially in electronics. We've put together a range of quality equipment, perfect for any workbench big or small.

Take a look at some of our Prototyping Tutorials below:

  1. Acetone - 1 Litre
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04811
    This Acetone is the perfect solvent for touching up and glueing your ABS 3D Prints!
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. IPA Technical Grade, 99.997%, Isopropyl/Rubbing Alcohol 1 Litre
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04601 Brand: Core Electronics Guides (1)
    This Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) contains 99.997% Isopropyl alcohol and is perfect for cleaning all electronics and PCB materials.
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    8 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Crimpers

For certain applications, a crimped connection is required rather than a soldered one. A quality crimper will product a quality connection, and vice-versa.

  1. Crimping Tool: 0.1-1.0 mm² Capacity, 16-28 AWG
    Rating:
    97% of 100
    SKU: POLOLU-1928 Brand: Pololu Guides (1)
    This crimping tool can be used to crimp both male and female versions of Pololu's Tamiya connector crimp pins, mini Tamiya connector crimp pins, JST connector crimp pins, JR crimp pins, Futaba J crimp pins, and crimp pins for 0.1″ housings onto 16-28 AWG wires to make custom cables. The crimping die has a width of 7 mm, and the tool offers ratcheting action for increased consistency and ease of use.
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    12 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Crimping Tool: 0.08-0.5 mm² Capacity, 20-28 AWG
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: POLOLU-1929 Brand: Pololu Guides (1)
    This crimping tool can be used to crimp both male and female versions of Pololu's JST connector crimp pins, JR crimp pins, Futaba J crimp pins, and crimp pins for 0.1″ housings onto 20-28 AWG wires to make custom cables. The crimping die has a width of 4 mm, and the tool offers ratcheting action for increased consistency and ease of use.
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    5 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Cutters & Scissors

Side cutters are great, but they're not designed for everything. Sometimes you need a good pair of electrical scissors for heavy duty cable and other uses.

  1. Super Scissors - PH-51
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    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA1599 Brand: Adafruit
    Save your scissors! Instead of using your nice shears (and dulling them) or wire cutters (not right for the job) - use these super scissors. They're meant for engineering/maker...
    $36.60 AUD, inc GST
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  1. Steinel Gluematic 3002 Hot Glue Gun
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04589 Brand: Core Electronics
    Steinel Gluematic 3002 Hot Glue Gun Overview One for almost all. Hot-glue melt applicator Gluematic 3002, for hobby and trade use, high delivery rate of 16 g/min...
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 4 to 8 day lead time
  2. Steinel GluePro 300 Ind Glue Gun Kit
    SKU: CE07547 Brand: Core Electronics

    The new standard. The robust GluePRO 300 with non-slip grip fits well in the hand and has the stuff to the absolute favorite tool. The hot glue gun stands for pleasant, safe and fatigue-free work without compromise. Thanks to practical stroke adjustment, the adhesive quantity per stroke can be set individually. The heating time is about three minutes. Temperature: 190 ° C.

    $266.31 AUD, inc GST

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Knives

For fine-detail work, a sharp hobby knife is your best friend. Be sure to pick up a pack of spare blades as they can't blunt easily under heavy use.

  1. Hobby Knife
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: TOL-09200 Brand: Sparkfun
    It’s like an Xacto knife, only better. We use these extensively when working with PCBs. These small knives work well for cutting traces, scraping ground pours, and guiding hair-like wires into their proper place. Excel knife comes with aluminum handle, one ultra-sharp blade, and safety cap.
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    6 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Lighting

Keep your workspace well lit with our curated range of sleek and stylish desk, floor, and magnifying lamps.
  1. Daylight Omega 7 Magnifier
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05612 Brand: Core Electronics
    The Omega 7 is a modern, ergonomically designed magnifying lamp. It has a large 17.5 cm, 3 dioptres (1.75X), lightweight acrylic lens and high power LEDs with 4 brightness level for clear viewing
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    1 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Daylight IQ Magnifying LED Lamp
    SKU: CE04593 Brand: Core Electronics
    Ergonomically designed magnifying lamp. The head moves freely and holds any position and is fitted with a lightweight acrylic lens offering 3 dioptres (1.75X) magnification and anti-scratch coating. 12 dioptres swing arm lens is included.
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 4 to 8 day lead time

Measurement

Whether you're 3D modeling for your next print or comparing datasheet specifications, having high-quality measuring equipment is invaluable.

  1. 6" Digital Calipers
    Rating:
    94% of 100
    SKU: TOL-10997 Brand: Sparkfun
    Digital calipers are an absolute essential. Here at SparkFun we use them all the time. These premium calipers come with an extra battery and auto shut-off. Measurements can be taken in either metric or standard. The calipers are 6" in length and make a great addition to any tool set.
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    4 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Freetronics 180mm Electronics Ruler
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04514 Brand: Freetronics
    This handy ruler is perfect for your electronics bench: designed specifically for electronics engineers, it includes 1mm graduations on one edge and 0.1" graduations...
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    11 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

PCB & CNC Milling

Bantam Tools enables desktop manufacturing and is perfect for schools, makerspaces, labs and tech startups who are looking for a way to quickly explore ideas.
  1. Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine
    SKU: CE07384 Brand: Bantam Tools
    Machining aluminum parts is fast and easy with the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine. This high-performance three-axis desktop CNC milling machine was designed with product designers, educators, and hobbyists in mind. It’s ideal for those looking to bring prototyping in-house or master the fundamentals of CNC machining. The Desktop CNC Milling Machine is fully enclosed and ready-to-use right out of the box.
    $0.00 AUD, inc GST

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  2. Bantam Tools Single-sided Printed Circuit Board Blanks (25 pack)
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05069 Brand: Bantam Tools Guides (1)
    After much research and testing, Bantam is excited to be able to offer the best-printed circuit board on the market!
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    6 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Pliers

Whether you're bending wire, handling large components, or just holding something in place, a good set of pliers are an essential for any workbench.

  1. Needle Nose Pliers
    Rating:
    86% of 100
    SKU: TOL-08793 Brand: Sparkfun
    Mini Pliers. These are great little pliers! A must have for any hobbyist or electrical engineer. Crucial for inserting devices into bread boards and bending pins. 4" long.
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    4 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Probes

Probes are used to connect measuring equipment to components and points for measurement, so it's important to have the right kind of probe on hand.

  1. Universal Test Lead Set
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    100% of 100
    SKU: AP0413 Brand: Core Electronics
    Includes 2 leads which are ready to accept a range of screw-on fittings. Set includes: 4 x Croc Clips 2 x Pin Plugs 2 x Hand Probes 4 x Banana Plugs 2 x Fork Connectors
    $13.25 AUD, inc GST
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    7 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Multimeter Probes - Tweezers
    Rating:
    93% of 100
    SKU: TOL-11060 Brand: Sparkfun Guides (1)
    Testing surface-mount components with standard test leads is anything but easy. Everyone has their own method: some people tackle it with teamwork and have a friend (or grad student) hold the probes, some people have adapted a sort of chopsticks-like technique, but the best way by far is probably just to buy these handy tweezer probes! Tweezer probes connect to your existing instrumentation with shrouded banana connectors and allow you to easily test small parts with one hand. The large plastic tweezers are easy to grip and are marked for polarity.
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    2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Repair Compounds

If you're working with models or prints, you're probably familiar with various epoxies and repair compounds, but they're useful for all sorts of things.

  1. Hand-Moldable Plastic - Low Temperature Thermoplastic - 100g Bag
    Rating:
    95% of 100
    SKU: ADA2504 Brand: Adafruit
    They look a lot like sushi rice, but don't eat 'em - these are Low Temperature Thermoplastic Beads! Also known as "Friendly Plastic", "Instamorph", "Polymorph" and...
    $14.30 AUD, inc GST
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Polymorph - 1000g
    SKU: TOL-10951 Brand: Sparkfun
    Polymorph is a non-toxic, biodegradable polyester with a low melting temperature of about 60°C (140°F). Prototype plastic parts can be made by simply heating the plastic beads in hot water until they turn clear and then kneading them together and shaping by hand. When it cools it becomes a nylon-like white plastic. Polymorph can be re-used by simply re-heating and re-shaping. Plastic beads are supplied in a re-usable plastic container.
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    1 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. Sugru - Black and White Pack
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA437 Brand: Adafruit
    Sugru! Soft-touch silicone rubber that molds and sets permanently. Sticks to aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass, wood and some fabrics + plastics! sugru is the incredible...
    $41.50 AUD, inc GST

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Screwdrivers

Screwdrivers used to be simple tools, but nowadays there are all kinds of strange and wacky screw heads, so having a complete set on hand is a must.

  1. Pocket Screwdriver Set
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: TOL-12891 Brand: Sparkfun
    What should every hacker have available to them? That’s right, a screwdriver (you have to get into those cases somehow). What makes screwdrivers even better is when there are a variety of interchangeable bits to use in different situations as you need them. This Pocket Screwdriver Set provides you with just that service in a small, portable package.
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 4 to 7 day lead time

Soldering

We have soldering equipment that is trusted by the maker and professional community that is priced to make it's way to anyone's workbench.

  1. Hakko RED Soldering Iron 20W
    Rating:
    83% of 100
    SKU: CE05648 Brand: Hakko
    Ideal for use in a variety of soldering works like hobbies, repairing electric household appliances.20W: Circuit boards, small electrical parts, etc
    60W: Connectors, heavier wiring connections, etc
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    28 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Hakko FX-888D Digital Soldering Station
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04584 Brand: Hakko Guides (2)
    The Hakko FX-888D is our go to recommendation for a high-quality soldering iron that has all the features and specs you'd normally find in a much more expensive iron.
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    25 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. Hakko RED Soldering Iron 60W
    Rating:
    97% of 100
    SKU: CE04585 Brand: Hakko Guides (2)
    If you're after a high-quality, no frills iron, then the Hakko RED is for you. 60W ensures plenty of heat for the most demanding project, and a high-quality iron will maintain it's heat and last forever.
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    43 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  4. Solder-Wick Desolder Braid 0.8mm-5ft (8015)
    Rating:
    80% of 100
    SKU: CE04863 Brand: Core Electronics
    The fastest, safest rosin flux desoldering braid packaged in static dissipative bobbins
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    7 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  5. Solder-Wick Desolder Braid 2.8mm-5ft (8045)
    Rating:
    98% of 100
    SKU: CE04600 Brand: Core Electronics
    Soder-Wick®, the world's leading brand of desoldering braid, is the fastest, cleanest and safest braid in the industry. It significantly reduces rework/repair time...
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    20 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  6. Solder sucker
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA148 Brand: Adafruit
    Strangely enough, that's the technical term for this desoldering vacuum tool. Useful in cleaning up mistakes, every electrical engineer has one of these on their...
    $12.15 AUD, inc GST
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    13 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Storage

After the perfect way to store your components and projects? Well, get them organised with our modular component boxes, and portable containers.

  1. Tiny Modular Snap Boxes - SMD component storage - 10 pack - White
    Rating:
    96% of 100
    SKU: ADA431 Brand: Adafruit
    For storing small parts (especially SMT/SMD components), these little modular boxes are ideal. They have individual clear pop-open covers so you can keep only the...
    $10.85 AUD, inc GST
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    2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Adjustable Compartment Parts Box - 24 compartments
    Rating:
    99% of 100
    SKU: FIT0211 Brand: DFRobot
    This is a parts box for securely holding small electronic components,screws and any small parts in individual compartments. There are 21 removable dividers used to vary the compartment size. It's a great tool to keep your desk or workshop organized.
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    22 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Tweezers

Tweezers are probably the most under-appreciated tool out there, but when you've got a pair of great tweezers, everything just seems so much easier.

  1. Fine tip curved tweezers - ESD safe - 120mm
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA422 Brand: Adafruit Guides (1)
    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...
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    14 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Tweezers - Curved (cross-lock, ESD Safe)
    Rating:
    96% of 100
    SKU: TOL-12572 Brand: Sparkfun Guides (1)
    These are nice, cross-locking, curved tweezers, unlike traditional models the tips on these tweezers will remain closed until squeezed open. They have a very fine tip which allows you to pick up very small parts with precision. This is a great tool to have if you’re working with surface mount components or anything with very small parts. The ESD-safe coating will also help prevent electro-static damage to sensitive electronic components.
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Thermoforming

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product.
  1. Mayku FormBox
    SKU: CE07337 Brand: Mayku
    Make Molds, Fast with Mayku's Thermoforming FormBox which will help you speed up your product development. Bringing mold production in-house can save you time and money. Getting your next idea off the ground has never been easier!
    $1,200.00 AUD, inc GST
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    1 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Third Hands

Wish you had an extra hand to hold something for you?Every workbench should have a third-hand tool, and we've got the ultimate collection from Hobby Creek and Panavise.

  1. Hobby Creek Pana Hand V2
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04457 Brand: Hobby Creek
    Add 4 helping hands to your PanaVise Work Center and level-up your work space! This tool is designed specifically to sandwich between the base plate and split ball mechanism of a PanaVise 350 Work Center.

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  2. Helping Third Hand Magnifier W/Magnifying Glass Tool - MZ101
    Rating:
    82% of 100
    SKU: ADA291 Brand: Adafruit
    When it comes to holding projects, components, PCBs, and everything in between, nothing beats a good Third Hand tool.
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    10 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  1. PanaVise Multi-Purpose Work Center - 350
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04482 Brand: PanaVise
    Perfect for home repair or hobby needs! The Pana Hand installs perfectly with this vise!
    $175.00 AUD, inc GST
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    5 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. PanaVise Standard - 301
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04480 Brand: PanaVise
    The original standard PanaVise is a tough vise that provides a super firm grip on anything you place in the clamps.
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 4 to 8 day lead time

Wire Strippers

Gone are the days of using a hobby knife, pliers, or even your teeth to strip wire! Get yourself some decent wire strippers, and you'll never look back.

  1. Wire Stripper 10-20 AWG Solid (12-22 AWG Stranded)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: POLOLU-1922 Brand: Pololu
    This wire stripper and cutter works with six standard wire sizes from 10 to 20 AWG solid (12 to 22 AWG stranded). It has curved, cushioned handles for added comfort, and the serrated nose can be used to bend and shape wire.
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Wire Stripper 20-30 AWG Solid (22-32 AWG Stranded)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: POLOLU-1923 Brand: Pololu
    This wire stripper and cutter works with six standard wire sizes from 20 to 30 AWG solid (22 to 32 AWG stranded). It has curved, cushioned handles for added comfort, and the serrated nose can be used to bend and shape wire.
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    11 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Other

For all the other bits and pieces that we've found helpful around the workbench such as IC extractors and magnetic work mats, we've got those here.

  1. ESD-Safe PCB Cleaning Brush
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA1209 Brand: Adafruit
    Neat-freaks! Put down that toothbrush and pick up this nice ESD-safe cleaning brush! If you want to have a nice clean board (or maybe you're doing some repair) you...
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    1 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Professional Non-Slip Magnetic Project Mat
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA1636 Brand: Adafruit
    Repairs can be tough. You don't need missing screws making it worse. iFixit designed this mat to make repairs easier. You won’t lose screws and won’t forget which...
    Special Price $48.32 AUD, inc GST
    Regular Price $56.85 AUD, inc GST
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

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