I can't remember the correct term, doh! Thermal wick
? I'm not sure if they had a real name or not, but that's just what they told me they were in 2M school (Navy).
Also, I think you should just get a cheap $5 pair of wire strippers. Chumly is like super rich - like a fourth cousin of Bill or something.
Hey now, that first link is $13 which isn't bad for a snap-on tool anyone can make payments too
Chumly isn't super rich either, I just have a nice selection of tools over the years. The snap-on man has been good to me every where I've been. $20 or so a week and you can buy just about anything.
I just hate those $5 strippers you can get at walmart or whatever. They're usually dull, and the stripping part is in between the handles that is just plain awkward at times. I just like the little strippers like the first link above anything else. Jensen tools
is a good place to order from if Radio Shack doesn't carry them.
Most electronic stores sell small 'kits' that do various things - clocks, sounds makers, bugs, etc. They're real cheap, usually < $10, so pick up one or two of them - great practice.
Great idea! I never thought of the breadboard kits. Not only can you learn to solder, but you can make something along the way!
As for the wire strippers, I tend to prefer the bigger ones with thicker wires and the narrow, by-hand kind, with thinner wires.