The Resistor Lead Bending Tool is a staple in the SparkFun PTH soldering kits. It's an invaluable asset when dealing with multiple resistors at once or over extended periods. The tool is straightforward to use: simply insert your 1/4 Watt or 1/2 Watt resistor into the appropriate spacing groove and bend the leads over the edges.
It's worth noting that while the tool is primarily designed for 1/4 Watt and 1/2 Watt resistors, it can also accommodate 1/6 Watt resistors and specific diodes. However, these must be carefully centered before bending to ensure accuracy.
Whether you're a professional electronics technician or a hobbyist, the Resistor Lead Bending Tool from SparkFun is a must-have addition to your toolkit. It simplifies and streamlines the process of PTH soldering, saving you time and ensuring precision in your projects.