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Thread: What power of jeweler’s loop do you guys use

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    Default What power of jeweler’s loop do you guys use

    To get a good view of your razor? I just bought a 30 power either its to strong or o just don’t how to use it.

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    I use a small 14x, a smaller 20x, and a large 30x. I use the 30 most often. If you're not used to them it might take awhile to get used to the eye relief. (How close/far you hold the object to get it into focus) Or if the optics aren't good quality that may make a difference.
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    I use a 30X. How to use them is a little tricky. I must admit that I did not use mine correctly until after I had been to my first meet. When to look at what and interpreting what you are looking at does take a little practise. There is a thread on honing with some really great pictures that I often recommend. It's not as good as a meet but here you go
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    7x Bausch and Lomb Hastings Triplet for me, with occasionally a 10x or 20x when needed.

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    If you're new to this a 10x is ideal. An experienced honer may get something out of a 40x or higher but the lower power devices are easier to use. I've had a Carton Optical 10x since I did Geology I in 1977. Since learning honing I've bought some more powerful units but the old 10x is still my go to.

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    If you buy a quality piece 10x will do. otherwise You will need higher mag to compensate for the poorer quality. I use around 6x for most of my work but I also have 14x and I have a stereo microscope I bought ages ago for geology work.
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    10x B&L . Hands free type.
    Used a cheap 8x for a long time. A lot to be said for a large field of view to help locate problem areas.
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    I used to be in the printing business many years ago, so I just have the old 20x foldable that I used to use in production of negatives and printing plates.

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