[sdiy] stereo optical microscope for assembly and repair

Roman Sowa modular at go2.pl
Tue Aug 20 14:39:43 CEST 2019

Without fumes extractor the microscope would become unusable within an 
hour. It's always on while soldering, but smetimes not all of the smoke 
goes to the proper hole.


W dniu 2019-08-19 o 20:47, sleepy_dog at gmx.de pisze:
> Roman Sowa wrote:
>> For years I've been using regular Bresser scientific binocular
>> microscope bought for about $400 or so if I remember. It has 7x to 40x
>> zoom which was indeed helpful and used full range a few times.
>> Soldering fumes poluted optics over time and cleaning is a lot of pain.
> Would one of those help?
> https://vkrepair.com/best-solder-fume-extractor/
> I have the DLX426, which is, granted, not very stong, you pretty much
> need to have it where the soldering happens, maybe 10cm away. But what
> it does is nice for the money.
> Or if it's not about capturing the fumes, just keeping them off the
> lense - put some larger diameter CPU fan in some wood frame/stand to one
> side of the scope to just blow the fumes away?
> - Steve
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