LED Magnifier

Published: December 26th, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Dave Koukol - IPMS# 46287, Camden Koukol - IPMS# 46287
Company: Iwata Medea
Price: $10.00
Product / Stock #: CL MG 1
Product provided by: Tag Team Hobbies

Ever wonder what kind of condition your airbrush needles or nozzles are really in? It's tough to tell without some magnification help (more than your garden-variety optivisor) and some good lighting. As part of its expanding line of cleaning accessories, Iwata has introduced a 30/60X magnifier with LED lighting to provide a one-tool solution to satisfy that need.

Although my sample's internal switch was a bit touchy (had to jiggle the assembly a bit to get it to stay on), the quality of the test subject images was exceptional at 30X and 60X under both the white and the blue lights.

Upon concluding my tests, I took a couple of minutes to determine battery type and accessibility. After disassembling the outer case (snap fit), it was apparent that the batteries were of the wrist-watch variety and could be accessed by removing 4 tiny phillips-head screws from the inner case.

I recommend this product to all airbrush owners who actually tear down their airbrushes for cleaning and have interest in the health and condition of critical precision components.

Thanks to Iwata-Medea and Tag Team Hobbies for the sample item, and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

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