Hand Tools


Hobby Knife Replacement Blades
If you use your hobby knife a lot, chances are you will need extra blades. These #11 blades are very sharp and good for trimming all sorts of things. Each pack comes with 5 blades that work with our hobby knife listed below...
R39.04 (exc VAT)
6" Digital Calipers
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. These come with two 1.5V LR44 button cell batteries. Documents: Datasheet Battery Hack Tutorial Product Video ..
R234.21 (exc VAT)
Diagonal Cutters
Mini Diagonal Cutters. These are great little cutters! A must have for clipping leads and extra solder tails. 4" long...
R25.88 (exc VAT)
Electronic Snippers
While our small diagonal cutters are great for hobby use, sometimes you need something with a little more bite. These electronic snippers are great for cutting wires and component leads. They have a cushioned handle which makes them much more comfortable to use. These snippers can be used are wire cutters if the need be, and are great if you’re looking for something a little better than hobby grade...
R312.28 (exc VAT)
Flush Cutters - Hakko
These are our new and improved flush cutters, giving you a way to cut leads very cleanly and close to the solder joint. Diagonal cutters are good, but if you really need to get up close and personal, flush cutters are the way to go. They have a nice spring-action and a comfy grip. Plus, the color combination of red and black is fetching, I must say. Documents: Product Video ..
R129.82 (exc VAT)
Monocle Magnifier - Illuminated
When working with small parts, sometimes you need magnification and some extra light. This is a monocle we use regularly in our production facility. It has a 10x lens with a working distance of about 1-½". The 1" diameter eye piece fits snugly around your eye with a 15" aluminum-core headband. The LED provides sufficient light at the working distance. This loop magnifier set itself apart in our eyes because of the little LED on the side. Trying to view SMD connections is hard enough - the LED on the side is a huge help for those close up inspections. LED battery comes installed. Note: We’..
R156.14 (exc VAT)
Panavise Jr. - Vacuum Base
The Panavise Jr. is a great vise with a vacuum base. Its jaws open up to about 3" and have grooves for PCBs. It’s perfect for light duty field repairs, electronics, hobby and dozens of other projects. This is an exceptionally lightweight, portable vise that firmly attaches to any flat, smooth non-porous surface. A single knob locks the head into position, while a second knob locks the arm at the angle you select...
R702.19 (exc VAT)
Pocket Screwdriver Set
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. Each Pocket Screwdriver Set offers 7 different chrome vanadium bits, four flathead options and three Phillips head options, that fit snuggly in the quick-change magnetic holder at the tip of the screwdriver. The screwdriver’s body is made from a h..
R50.88 (exc VAT)
Polymorph - 250g
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 heat-sealed plastic bag to prevent spillage during transport. So what do you do with it? Robotics, small-parts prototyping, arts/crafts, there’s almost no end to what you can do with this..
R182.02 (exc VAT)
Solder Vacuum
The Solder Vacuum, a great (and sometimes under appreciated) little tool for solder rework. It allows you to pull the molten solder out of a connection or via with ease. To use it you simply depress the plunger, heat up your solder, place the nozzle over the solder you want to remove and finally just push the button. The piston pops up and the solder disappears! This solder vacuum has a black metal body with a hard plastic nozzle and buttons...
R78.07 (exc VAT)
SparkFun S.H.O.V.E.L.
Introducing the Semi-Horned Oblong Versatile Eating Ladle, or as we like to call it, the S.H.O.V.E.L. This is not your run-of-the-mill spork (foon), ladies and gentlemen! It also has a serrated knife, a bottle cap opener, and six feet of red paracord to wrap around its sturdy titanium body. Here’s the best part: it’s open-sourced. (No, we aren’t joking.) We want to show the world that OSHW is not just circuits and PCBs. The idea of open source can be applied to just about any product . This S.H.O.V.E.L. is intended as more of a figurehead example of open-sourcing EVERYTHING. In the end, we h..
R175.44 (exc VAT)
SparkFun Third Hand Kit
Are you frustrated with the lack of dexterity from most third hands? The SparkFun Third Hand gives you the ability to hold a board between two alligator clips on two flexible arms with multiple points of articulation. The arm’s wide range of articulation gives you access to any angle of the board that you are currently working on, making soldering that much easier. The SparkFun Third Hand also won’t move around while you work thanks to a heavy aluminum base supporting the arms. Even though we give you two alligator clips for the flex arms, that shouldn’t restrict their functionality to just ..
R467.98 (exc VAT)
SparkFun Tool Bag Kit
This assortment of tools is great for those hackers who need a portable tool assembly with plenty of room to add your own. We’ve found our favorite, low-cost and easy to transport tools, and created a kit that we would give to our local hacker friends. While these tools might not be enough for more heavy duty use, they should be just what you need for a project on the go. This time around we’ve kitted all the tools together in our handy SparkFun Roll Up Tool Bag. This kit is great if you are wanting to go to your local hacker space but desire the ease of using your own tools. So get out there..
R728.07 (exc VAT)
Tool Kit - Beginner
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. With this version of the kit we’ve really changed things around. We’ve added our neutral Digital Multimeter and a pair of wire strippers as well as upgrading the flush cutters! Go hack something! Kit Includes: Soldering Iron - 30W US 3-Prong 110V Soldering Ir..
R650.00 (exc VAT)
Tweezers - Straight (cross-lock, ESD Safe)
These are nice, cross-locking, straight 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. Documents: Product Video ..
R64.91 (exc VAT)
Chipquik SMD Removal Kit
The CHIP QUIK® SMD Removal Kit is a quick and inexpensive way to remove SMD components from a PCB without a hot air station using only your soldering iron. The heart of the kit is a length of Chipquik low temperature alloy. This alloy is like a solder that melts at temperatures well below that of normal solder (136°F) and stays liquid long enough to melt the existing solder, allowing you time to carefully remove the component. Simply apply a liberal amount of the included flux to the pins of the chip that you want to remove, then use a soldering iron with a flat-edge tip to heat the pins whi..
R338.16 (exc VAT)
Crimping Pliers for JST
These crimping pliers allow you to easily make your own wiring harnesses using crimp pins and cable housings. These are not a regular set of crimp pliers. These pliers are capable of crimping very small 1.00 - 1.9mm crimp pins. These work well with JST PH, SH, SHL, and ZH series pins as well as DF14 HRS and micro-latch from Molex. A similar set of crimpers from JST can be more than $400! We found these pliers to be very high quality at a great price...
R1,014.47 (exc VAT)
Flexible Coolant Pipe - 1ft (1/2")
These plastic Flexible Coolant Pipes have been primarily used to spray refrigeration or washing fluid for machine tools but, thanks to their articulation, they can be used in a multitude of different ways as well. We use them as extra arms for our third hand. The coolant pipes are 1ft long with a nozzle diameter of 3.5mm and ½"-20 pipe thread. Check the drawing below. Documents: Drawing ..
R39.04 (exc VAT)
Hemostats - Curved
5" hemostats with a curved tip. We use them to hold wire wrap wire in place when we’re ‘green wire’ fixing a board. A must have for any PCB fixing project. Read more about cutting traces and ‘green wire’ fixing in the SMD How To tutorial...
R78.07 (exc VAT)
Hemostats - Straight
5" hemostats with a straight tip. We use them to hold wire wrap wire in place when we’re ‘green wire’ fixing a board. A must have for any PCB fixing project. Read more about cutting traces and ‘green wire’ fixing in the SMD How To tutorial...
R63.60 (exc VAT)
Illuminated LED Eye Loupe
When working with small parts, sometimes you need magnification and some extra light. This is a monocle we use regularly in our production facility. It has a 10x lens with a working distance of about 1-½". This product is very similar to our illuminated monocle magnifier, but there is no attached aluminum-core headband. This loop magnifier set itself apart in our eyes because of the little LED on the side. Trying to view SMD connections is hard enough - the LED on the side is a huge help for those close up inspections. The LED provides sufficient light at the working distance. LED battery ..
R103.95 (exc VAT)
Long Nosed Pliers
Description: These pliers are perfect in situations where your standard needle nose pliers are a bit too wide and a pair of tweezers just isn't sturdy enough. These slim, long needle-nose pliers feature the same return spring and rubberized grip as our flush cutters. ..
R64.91 (exc VAT)
Screw Removal Pliers
When you’re hacking apart a piece of hardware, stubborn screws can stop you in your tracks. We’ve all tried gripping a stripped screw with a pair of needle-nose pliers, but they always slip. We’ve all soaked rusted screws in machine oil but it takes hours. Some of us have even resorted to grinding the heads off altogether, wasting time and possibly damaging the hardware. With these pliers you can just grip that stubborn screw by the head and pull it right out, no problem. The specially serrated jaws “bite” into rusted, stripped or otherwise difficult to remove screws. They’ve saved us a lot ..
R546.05 (exc VAT)
Solder Vacuum
This is a great little tool for solder rework. It allows you to pull the molten solder out of a connection or via. To use it you simply depress the plunger, heat up your solder, place the nozzle over the solder you want to remove and finally just push the button. The piston pops up and the solder disappears! This solder vacuum has a metal body with a plastic handle and a hard plastic nozzle...
R72.81 (exc VAT)
SparkFun Third Hand Parts
This parts kit allows you to modify a coolant hose into an additional hand for your SparkFun Third Hand. It includes the alligator clips and hardware necessary to repair a broken hand, or make a new one. Note: A portion of this sale is given to Ryan for inspiring the design with his Instructable. Includes: 2x Alligator Clips 2x 1" 6-32 Phillips Pan Head Machine Screws 2x 50 x 4mm Heat Shrink Wraps ..
R32.46 (exc VAT)
Tool Kit - Beginner
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. This time around we’ve kitted all the tools together in our spiffy new SparkFun branded packaging and added our SparkFun Saftey Glasses. Go hack something! Kit Includes: Soldering Iron - 30W US 3-Prong 110V - Simple, fixed-temp soldering iron Soldering Iron Stand - Keeps yo..
R389.91 (exc VAT)
Tool Kit - Beginner (Ding and Dent)
Sale Note: These Beginner Tool Kits were sent back to us by one of our distributors. We've verified that they operate as normal but some packaging may be damaged somewhat and some kits may be missing parts. Therefore, we have brought them back for a limited time as a Ding and Dent at a reduced price. Get it while you can!  Description: 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 assemb..
R389.91 (exc VAT)
Tool Kit - Beginner (EU edition, 230VAC)
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. This time around we’ve kitted all the tools together in our spiffy new SparkFun branded packaging and added our SparkFun Saftey Glasses. Go hack something! Note: This edition of the Beginner Tool Kit includes a 230V version of our 30W soldering iron, for our customers in the ..
R389.91 (exc VAT)
Tool Kit - Deluxe
Description: We picked our very best tools and put together the ultimate kit of the tools we use on a daily basis. Whether you're a beginner looking to get into some serious hardware hacking, or just setting up a second workshop and need the complete kit, this is everything you need! The latest version of the kit includes our protective SparkFun Saftey Glasses but due to shipping restrictions, liquid flux pens are no longer included. Note: The soldering iron is only meant for 110VAC input. Kit Includes: 50W Variable Temperature Soldering Iron - SFE branded and Pb-Free c..
R2,288.60 (exc VAT)
Tool Kit - Intermediate
This box of tools is a happy medium between the beginner and deluxe tool kits. Most of the tools necessary to assemble, solder, and troubleshoot your projects are included here. These tools are tried and true - used here at SparkFun on a daily basis. The latest version of the kit includes our protective SparkFun Saftey Glasses but due to shipping restrictions, liquid flux pens are no longer included. Kit Includes: Soldering Iron - 30W US 3-Prong 110V - Simple, fixed-temperature soldering iron Soldering Iron Stand - Keeps your soldering iron handy and off the floor Solder Wick #2 5ft. - Ge..
R858.33 (exc VAT)
Tool Kit - Intermediate (EU edition, 230VAC)
Description: This box of tools is a happy medium between the beginner and deluxe tool kits. Most of the tools necessary to assemble, solder, and troubleshoot your projects are included here. These tools are tried and true - used here at SparkFun on a daily basis. The latest version of the kit includes our protective SparkFun Saftey Glasses but due to shipping restrictions, liquid flux pens are no longer included. Note: This edition of the Intermediate Tool Kit includes a 230V version of our 30W soldering iron, for our customers in the EU. If you're ordering from a country that has a..
R858.33 (exc VAT)
Wire Strippers 30AWG
These are good quality 6" wire strippers with 6 gauge settings. We really wanted to stock these because they strip 30AWG wire wrap wire nicely as well as the standard 22AWG hook up wire. Features: 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20 AWG settings 0.25, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8 mm settings ..
R84.65 (exc VAT)
Hobby Knife
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...
R52.19 (exc VAT)
Needle Nose Pliers
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...
R25.88 (exc VAT)
Tweezers - Curved (ESD Safe)
You can tell by our large assortment of tweezers that we here at SparkFun are way into picking up tiny things. To make sure we’re always up to date on the latest in ‘tweezing’ technology, we’re always buying and testing new tweezers. Okay… tweezers aren’t exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but they are super handy. These are nice, solid curved tweezers. 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 h..
R64.91 (exc VAT)
Tweezers - Straight (ESD Safe)
You can tell by our large assortment of tweezers that we here at SparkFun are way into picking up tiny things. To make sure we’re always up to date on the latest in ‘tweezing’ technology, we’re always buying and testing new tweezers. Okay… tweezers aren’t exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but they are super handy. These are nice, solid straight tweezers. 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..
R64.91 (exc VAT)
Wire Strippers - 30AWG (Hakko)
These are extremely handy and comfortable to use wire strippers from Hakko. These are an essential part to any hacker’s arsenal and are able to strip 30AWG wire wrap wire nicely as well as the standard 22AWG hook up wire. Features: 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20 AWG settings 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8 mm settings Documents: Product Video ..
R201.75 (exc VAT)
Precision Phillips Set
Set of small, precision Phillips head screw drivers. A must have for any electronics aficionado. Phillips #1, #0. Flat 1.4, 1.8 (or 2.0), 2.4, 3.0mm...
R64.91 (exc VAT)
Crimping Pliers - 28-20 AWG
These crimping pliers allow you to easily make your own wiring harnesses using crimp pins and cable housings. We really like the quality and sturdiness of these crimp pliers. These pliers are capable of crimping very small 0.25 - 1.5mm crimp pins and 28-20 AWG wires together. All you need to do is press the handles together with enough force and the pliers will release, once this happens you know your crimping is done! These work well with JST PH, SH, SHL, and ZH series pins. Documents: Product Video ..
R520.18 (exc VAT)
Heaterizer XL-3000 Heat Gun
The SparkFun Heaterizer XL-3000 heat gun is a handy tool that everyone should have. It’s great for heat-shrink, melting things, and even very basic low temp rework. The size is great for a lot of different applications and it heats up pretty quickly. Features: 300 watts of heating power 110v operation only Documents: Instruction Manual ..
R285.96 (exc VAT)
Polymorph - 1000g
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. So what do you do with it? Robotics, small-parts prototyping, arts/crafts, there’s almost no end to what you can do with this stuff. We had a blast playing wi..
R676.32 (exc VAT)
Third Hand
This is a solderer’s best helper, the third hand. Comes with a heavy base, two alligator clips, a soldering iron holder, and a good magnifying glass. Note that we don’t normally need a third hand. It’s nice, but soldering flat on a table works just fine. Then again, the desk is starting to look like a mine field of burn marks and melted pot holes. What we’ve found with many of these cheaper third hand is the lack of stability. The small base on this unit does not make the problem any better. However, with some creativity, you can make it more stable. We also really enjoyed the fact that this..
R156.14 (exc VAT)
Tool Kit - Screwdriver and Bit Set
There’s nothing worse than getting ready for a good hack and then realizing that you can’t even get the box open because you don’t have the right screwdriver. Sure, we all have a few Phillips-head drivers and maybe a few slotted drivers but what about Torx, Hex Socket or Tri-Wing? This kit has them all. Along with a large variety of interchangeable bits and a hard ABS plastic handle, the kit also includes a steel extension bar and a flexible extension neck that really comes in handy when you’re hacking in tight spaces. The plastic case keeps everything secure and organized with labeled sockets..
R168.86 (exc VAT)
Tweezers - Curved (cross-lock, ESD Safe)
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. Documents: Product Video ..
R64.91 (exc VAT)
Flexible Coolant Pipe - 1ft (1/2")
These plastic Flexible Coolant Pipes have been primarily used to spray refrigeration or washing fluid for machine tools but, thanks to their articulation, they can be used in a multitude of different ways as well. We use them as extra arms for our third hand. The coolant pipes are 1ft long with a nozzle diameter of 3.5mm and ½"-20 pipe thread...
R39.04 (exc VAT)
Resistor Lead Bending Tool
This little piece of notched plastic is a Resistor Lead Bending Tool. Sometimes referred to as a “forming” tool, this little guy provides you with an easy and reliable way to get the exact distance between two resistor leads that you need to PTH soldering. The Resistor Lead Bending Tool is two-sided, with one side offering 0.4"-1.5" spacing for ¼ Watt resistors and the other side offering 0.5"-1.5" spacing for ½ Watt resistors. We here at SparkFun use a lot of ¼ Watt resistors in out PTH soldering kits and have found that this tool is very handy when soldering a lot of resistors at once or ov..
R85.96 (exc VAT)
SparkFun Mini Screwdriver
This is just your basic reversible screwdriver - pocket sized! Both flat and phillips heads available. Comes with pin clip and snazzy SparkFun logo...
R19.30 (exc VAT)

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