SMD entered a hobby market a long time ago, but there are still many people who afraid to push their projects to SMT level. Once you try, it appears to be very easy – even more, comfortable than through-hole PCB technology. Dave from eevblog.com has published a series of PCB soldering tutorials where he goes through tools needed to make quality soldering, then through-hole soldering tips and finally SMD component soldering.
In this video, Dave carefully explains what main techniques (individual pin soldering, well based and drag) can be used to successfully solder SMD parts and what odds are awaiting for inexperienced players. If you don’t want to solder with iron, then you’ll see how it is easy to do this with solder paste and hot air gun.