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    Anyone recommend a good magnifying glass that gets right up and in there (really lets you see) when setting up the cartridge and using protractor - hand held ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieGong View Post
    Anyone recommend a good magnifying glass that gets right up and in there (really lets you see) when setting up the cartridge and using protractor - hand held ?
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    Ha ha welcome to my world rob!
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    My eyes are not too bad but I really like to get things set as optimum as I can when it comes to cart set up, it can be the difference and is very important, more important than some people give attention to.

    It's nice to be able to see the stylus tip sitting perfectly at the desired points on the protractor.

    I'm planning ahead of the SR7 being ready and the triple stage regs installed which is when It'll be time to fit the Cadenza Black and the real long overdue fun starts been one long long journey but not long now hopefully
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    i use this for sighting the 2m blacks needle,you can see if very clearly when lining it up to follow the arc protractor.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/jewellers-...item25980a864e
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    i use this for sighting the 2m blacks needle,you can see if very clearly when lining it up to follow the arc protractor.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/jewellers-...item25980a864e

    ive just bought this,which should be better. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30X21mm-LE...MAAOSwo4pYUnYa
    Top man Jamie, I'll check this or one like it out

    Spotted a similar one with 40 x magnification earlier, if i cant get a good see with that then there's really no hope

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    no worries,just a thought,i dont use it for lining up in the grid only to get the stylus to follow the arc,they are no use for lining up in the grid as the view is distorted,for that i use those head band type where you can change the lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    no worries,just a thought,i dont use it for lining up in the grid only to get the stylus to follow the arc,they are no use for lining up in the grid as the view is distorted,for that i use those head band type where you can change the lenses.
    Cool - thanks

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    I use a magnifier glass for inspevpcting PCBs and linen.
    You will find it difficult to see much with the 20x and 40x magnifiers as there in focus spot is quite limited.
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    I bought one of those magnifying headset jobbies with binocular lenses and a built in LED lamp. Totally useless as the sweetspot where it focused was so tiny that it was always blurred unless my nose was touching the item viewed.

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