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  Reply # 1865029 14-Sep-2017 10:12
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I have one


Its OK for a check/inspection the solder side of a PCB, although I only used it once. I just use various magnifying glasses or a cheap loupe type device


I cant imagine you would be able to use it for soldering, get a magnifying glass on a stand for that .


I have also used the magnifiers that are sort of eyeglass type & sit on your head .
That worked really well for soldering small objects & tiny wires & unlike the other cheapies it didnt get in the way.


And with all these cheapies, the claimed magnification is total BS .

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  Reply # 1867888 18-Sep-2017 10:40
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Thanks for all the helpful posts.


I guess I will be forgoing a USB microscope in that budget price range. Will probably go with a magnifying glass setup, perhaps even jewelers style headband model. 


Many thanks.

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