Very nice guide. Excellent photos! Seriously good photos. As good as any professional stock imagery. Very nice. What camera are you using? How are you lighting it? Are you on tripod?
Originally Posted by a couple of people
First I have to agree that 75W is overkill.
I disagree. Speed soldering is the way to go, once you know how to do it. Having an underpowered iron, like 25W, means that it takes too long to heat up a small area. In the time it takes to hold the iron to heat the solder to melt... there is too much conduction of heat to the component, the PCB and other components. This can cause unwanted damage or heat blistering of the lacquer on the PCB.
I have an iron, which i recommend, that is 25W with a 140W burst button on the handle. That way you quick-heat the tip, then apply, then done.
There is nothing worse than holding an iron on a component for a long period trying to solder/desolder. Not only does it potentially cause damage to the component, if you are doing 10x or 100x of solders, it really slows progress.
Notice that the yellow iron that trodas is using has a trigger on it. So it is 75W controlled "burst". Such an iron is 10x better than a fixed 25W iron.