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

corey cohen coreyvcf at gmail.com
Fri May 24 13:08:34 EDT 2019


The swing lamp magnifier is works but I still need to wear cheaters at the same time.  Figured it might be easier just to use one thing.  

corey cohen
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> On May 24, 2019, at 12:23 PM, Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
> 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
>> Sent from my iPhone


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