[vcf-midatlantic] Binocular Loupe vs Microscope for vintage electronics repair

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Fri May 24 12:23:55 EDT 2019


I microscope is awesome but not necessary unless you would be using it
daily. It might actually be a bit of a cumbrance. I have a decent quality
swing-arm magnifier lamp that serves me well. That doesn't work for you?

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 9:27 AM corey cohen via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> So trying to decide on getting a binocular microscope or Binocular Loupe
> glasses for soldering and such on vintage computers.  I don’t really do any
> SMD work, so $500+ for a good microscope vs $100 for a decent Binocular
> loop is a decision I need to make soon.   Cheater glasses 2.5x used in
> conjunction with a large magnifier on an articulating arm just aren’t
> cutting it right now.
>
> What are your experiences with one vs another, if I don’t do surface mount
> work?
>
> Thanks,
> Corey
>
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
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