I frequently carry a jeweler’s loupe. A while back a co-worker asked me if I had a magnifying glass because she was looking at some spots on a reprint of a rare book. I offered her the loupe. She looked at it oddly, looked at me, and then said, “Okay, I’m not gonna ask.”
Now why did she think it normal that I’d have a magnifying glass but weird that I had a jeweler’s loupe?
Light-emitting diode lights have double the light.
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(LEDLIGHT) Light-emitting diode lights have double the light.
[/quote]Yup, just like PIN Numbers have double the numbers.
Note to @frauenfelder: Your link in the summary leads to the Amazon homepage, not the actual item.
My son gave me one of these for my birthday this year. I recommend keeping this loupe and a pair of very sharp pointed jewelers tweezers in the first aid kit for sliver removal. Also handy if you live in a place where ticks (and Lyme disease) is a concern.
@frauenfelder, Fix your affiliate link. I’m trying to buy it, and if you guys are supposed to get a kickback, I’d like you to get it.
'Know what’s even handier than that? The AmScope SM-4TZ-144A Stereo Zoom for just 529 on Amazon. I carry one on me all the time…
A stereomicoscope is a must-have. I scored a more rudimentary Amscope for about $150 or $200 some time ago, by pure chance and a friend who hauled it for me from the States. One of the best investments.
Now we need to start a toy exchange program.
I won’t part with this one! It has custom mods, like the bottom side is drilled with matrix of threaded holes to attach various holders, and the top with the optics is on a slider that increases the clearance between the bottom and the object very significantly. Technically you could use it for mounting the optics on other machinery. I should try if it can be coupled to the Dremel drill press, for circuitboard work… (though it will likely not fit, and a USB webcam-microscope may be a better bet.)
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