When soldering small surface-mount (SMD/SMT) components, one thing you'll need is a good pair of tweezers. These tweezers are a great pair of every-day tweezers. They're anti-static, anti-magnetic and made of hard stainless steel. The tips are fine and pointy to pick up any size component. This particular model is 135mm long with a 12.5mm / 0.5" gap at the tips while open, this allows it to pick of fairly large TQFP's and SSOP's for placement and steadying during soldering.