[sdiy] stereo optical microscope for assembly and repair

paula at synth.net paula at synth.net
Sat Aug 17 09:38:00 CEST 2019


  I got one of these - 

  AMScope, have to say, it's fabulous.. it's got a heavy (and I mean 
heavy) base so I can put that on the back of my bench and swing the 
scope round when I need it, also has a good focal distance so I can get 
tweezers/pliers/soldering iron under it without discomfort. I can also 
work on it with my glasses on which makes swapping from looking in the 
scope to looking at schematics on screen/paper super easy.
  The LED ring light is also fab.

  I would recommend this to anyone doing surface mount in a flash


On 2019-08-16 23:21, Kenny Balys wrote:
> What is everyone using these days for stereo scopes?
> My eyes are finally pooched and I am looking for something with a
> decent field of
> view.
> So far, I am seeing AmScope products as a good contender. $650 seems
> to be the going rate.
> if anyone has any preferences, or recs or advice I would love to hear 
> it.
> Was hoping to do something for less than $400.
> Thanks in advance,
> ./k
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