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I'm always struggling to get some more light on a part and I think I've found a way. Works for me.

I used the Multi-Position Magnetic Base that I already had. It's got some heft to it and won't just fall over.

https://www.harborfreight.com/multi-position-magnetic-base-with-fine-adjustment-63663.html

I bought a clamp on eBay. I paid a little more ($7) and bought it in the US.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chemistry-Lab-Single-Three-Prong-Extension-Flask-Clip-Clamp-for-Stand-GXFH/153085779409

Just remove the arm that comes on the magnetic base and insert the clamp. I leave the wrench hanging on it for quick adjustment.

The flashlight is a 32 LED from Harbor Freight ($4). I count about $26 + tax for all of it.

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A lighted magnifier is a lot less work & it gives you magnification capabilities to boot.

 

Steve

 

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4 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

A lighted magnifier is a lot less work & it gives you magnification capabilities to boot.

Steve

Tried it. Didn't work for me.

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13 hours ago, Miatatom said:

 

Tried it. Didn't work for me.

Thank you for the tip, I am with you a magnifying glass does not work for my tired eyes. I discovered dollar store reading glasses work better than a magnifier. Another good way to is camping headlights. When I hit 40 years old the eyes got bad, now at 51 they are really bad. So I am always on the look out with tips on lighting!

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8 hours ago, Darren B said:

Thank you for the tip, I am with you a magnifying glass does not work for my tired eyes. I discovered dollar store reading glasses work better than a magnifier. Another good way to is camping headlights. When I hit 40 years old the eyes got bad, now at 51 they are really bad. So I am always on the look out with tips on lighting!

What are camping headlights?

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something like this, I got mine at home depot for $7.00.

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I use one of these

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It provides light, magnification, and it's also great as eye protection when I using my Dreml

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