Electronics Tools

The Best Budget Multimeter for Electronics

TLDR; The Morpilot 17B Digital Multimeter will give you the most features for the price. If you don’t need temperature measurements or extra leads, the Etekcity MSR-A600 Digital Multimeter is also a solid option with its build quality. A multimeter is the first tool you should purchase when getting started with electronics. At its most…

Best Soldering Helping Hands (and other circuit board holders)

TLDR; The PanaVise 350 Multi-Purpose Work Center is a great step up the standard helping hands for soldering circuit boards and will hold PCB of most sizes. On the other hand, if you want a tool that can also handle other tasks like holding two wires close together, the QuadHands WorkBench Helping Hands is the…

Best hobbyist benchtop power supply

TLDR; The KORAD KA3005D Variable DC Linear Power Supply is my favorite power supply for its ease of use and multiple features. For projects that require up to 60V/10A (or multiple outputs when you don’t need that much power), the Dr.meter 30V/5A Triple Linear Variable DC Power Supply is also a good choice. A benchtop…

The 5 Best Wire Strippers for Electronics

TLDR; In my opinion, the best wire stripper is the Hakko CHP CSP-30-1 Wire Stripper. If you don’t need to work with really small wires such as ribbon cable or wire wrap, you can also get the ZOTO Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper (or get both!). You’ll want the best wire stripper you can afford to build…