RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Jul 24 14:10:22 CDT 2017


On 07/24/2017 11:31 AM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk wrote:
> To answer the question of "where hard to see", I guess it's really an
> issue of my old-man-eyes at this point.  I find I need to use a
> jeweler's headset, or even bench microscope, to really see anything
> small in detail these days.  It's hard to do that with heads in the
> drive -- I just can't get my head in there that close around all the
> fan, cartridge carriage, etc.  And seeing what's going on while
> trying to clean the top head with a mirror is pretty frustrating.
> Perhaps it is time to find/train a younger apprentice :-)

There are a number of inexpensive USB microscopes available from various
Chinese sources.  While not exactly wonderful, they're of passable
quality for very little money.

I do own several of the "Optivisor" binocular magnifiers--the DA-10 is
the one you're most likely to see perched on my head, but it's not
powerful enough for very fine work.   I have a B&L Stereozoom microscope
which is great for fine inspection, but it's clearly unsuited to your
task, as it requires the object to be placed on the microscope stage.

But I suspect the USB microscope, being small and many with their own
illumination, may be just the ticket.


>From another old man with bad eyes,
Chuck




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