[time-nuts] Microscope for SMT work...

Burt I. Weiner biwa at att.net
Sat Nov 5 23:49:00 EDT 2016


You have a very nice setup.  I also bought an AM-Scope about three 
years ago.  Mine has the associated 8-bazillion ton white stand on 
the edge of the bench with double arms that lets me swing it over to 
where I'm working.  As I recall, it has a zoom range of about 3.5 to 
45x which is more than enough range for SMT work.  Not only is it 
great for SMT work, it's great for removing slivers from my 
fingers.  The optics on the AM Scope instruments are excellent.  I 
was fortunate in that a friend of mine works in a lab that builds 
satellite LNB's, so I was able to go play with the microscope before 
going to the Minister of Finance to get a blessing on purchasing 
it.  It was amazing that even the slightest suggestion of using it to 
be able to repair the smallest of jewelry resulted in a blessing of 
the proposed purchase  :>


Burt, K6OQK

   Also, a recent addition that makes SMT so easy, the title of the manual is,
"Instruction Manual for SE400, SE400-LED,  Long Working Distance 
Stereo Microscope",
about $200.

   With a working distance of nine inches or so, it beats the pants off my
previous magnifier, Optivisor 10x where I have to have my face less than two
inches from the soldering area.

   .. got the microscope from description from W7ZOI web site.


Burt I. Weiner Associates
Broadcast Technical Services
Glendale, California U.S.A.
biwa at att.net

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