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February 1, 2021 at 5:16 am #50225
Good Morning everyone!
This is my first time on this forum, thank you for adding me. I am in the process of setting up my work space and was wondering what magnifying strength is the best for our work lamps? I’ve seen 5X and 10XFebruary 1, 2021 at 9:00 pm #65271Anonymous
Welcome to the forum Clock King!
Personally I wouldn’t go any stronger than 5X for
use with average sized clocks. That should get you in close enough for most clock work. For closer inspection like pivot or pallet finishes I usually use a 7X to 10x watchmakers loupe.
I haven’t used one much so just coming from my limited experience.
Maybe someone else can add to this.
Hope it’s helpful,
HowardFebruary 3, 2021 at 6:04 am #65272
Thank youFebruary 3, 2021 at 11:37 am #65273torsionParticipant
Hi clock king
I found an LED magnifying light on a flexible shaft it has a magnifying glass in the middle X 5 and it’s 3” across with the lights around it and I find it perfect because I can see the whole movement, but for very close up work I use a X7-10 loope.
Welcome to the forum DellFebruary 11, 2021 at 5:50 pm #65274
Thank you, I’ll take a look online for one
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