The protective mat works well. The circuit board holder works well.
I had delayed purchase for some time as I had not had good experience with board holders
in the past. I also had a 4" X 4" silicon pad I used for soldering but it seemed to small at times.
Finally decided on the larger pad offer and purchased the combo pkg. Have yet to use the pad but the board holder became very useful within a day or two of receipt. Photo is of a fan
speed controller being held for testing. Extremely handy in supporting the board while I solder wicked the solder from the TRIAC leads and tested to prove they were no longer in contact with board, followed by soldering testing wires to the exposed and isolated TRIAC leads. Well worth the price for either or both of the items. Get only one and you will either regret it or not realize what you are missing out on!
So much easier it is incredible. Well worth the money. It is a product I plan to use in the future.
I have a stand with alligator clips I have used in the past. I still felt like three or four hands were needed to hold everything. I also felt like I needed to be a contortionist to get in just the right angle.
With this unit, the board was easily position for both installation and soldering. After I was done with a section, it was easy to inspect my work eliminating a lot of the errors like cold solder joints and missed soldering. I credit this unit with making my initial testing of the board successful.
Great set up very handy.
No photos yet. I am traveling with family for the holidays season, but I look forward to using the assembly/soldering jig shortly after the new year begins.
The mat is truly awesome. I wish these 2 items were sold separately. If they are, it is not clear on the web site.
The container sections in the mat really help keep parts from wandering off! Circuit board jig was a terrific aid in assembling the Drduino board-worked well