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Soldering Station $99.95
My favorite soldering iron ever has been my Hakko adjustable from Sparkfun. Soldering irons vary greatly in price, style, and quality. If you’re going to do lots of work, a good tool is always a great investment.

Stett Holbrook

Stett is a senior editor at MAKE with abiding interest in food and drink, bicycles, woodworking, and environmentally sound human enterprises. He is the father of two young makers.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

Contact Stett with tips and story ideas on:

*Sustainable/green design
*Young Makers
*Action sports


  1. This is a great list, a little something for everyone. There are 2 or 3 gifts on here that I didn’t even know exist!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Super Awesome Sylvia’s Picks