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

corey cohen coreyvcf at gmail.com
Sun May 26 22:35:33 EDT 2019

My bench is already modified for my current magnifier arm clamp.  The problem is the part I added that sticks out of the table is about 1” thick/deep by 2.5” wide (the part screwed into the table is bigger for support but that doesn’t count). Just trying to figure out if I need to cut a new oak board to screw into the table.   So basically I need the width of the clamp part on the table to be 2.5” or less.  If the clamp screws actual expands more than an inch then I’m good on depth. 

I hope that’s clear, if it I’ll email a picture tomorrow to your email.  


corey cohen
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> On May 26, 2019, at 9:30 PM, alan--- via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Yes on the .5.  My scope is clamped to the back of a table pushed
> against a wall and it's hard to scoot out.  I estimate the jaw to open
> to about 1.75".  So it wont fit on your bench unmodified. 
> -Alan 
>> On 2019-05-26 20:20, corey cohen wrote:
>> Thanks. Do you use the .5 Barlow to get the large working distance? Or do you leave it off? 
>> Also how wide is the clamp?   I have a small piece of oak securely attached to my workbench for my current magnifier's articulating arm. The table is too thick otherwise.  I was hoping to use that mounting point for the scope.  It's about 2.5" wide. Is the clamp wider than that? 
>> Thanks, 
>> Corey
>> corey cohen
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