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 Post subject: 45x Mini Magnifier Review
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:15 pm 
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45x Mini Magnifier Review
Product Id:45xmimiwled
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/45xmimiwled.htmlRating:5
Name:Rob Babcock
Location (City, State):Sioux Falls, SD
Review:Man, if I could give this product 10 stars I would! No lie, I have 15 of them. Mine were purchased from Amazon years before Mark got them but I’m so glad he did! Now I have another source of them. I literally don’t know how I’d sharpen without this scope. The true magnification is probably 30-ish; is seems like manufacturers of cheap scopes like t his just pull a number out of the air. But the optics are astonishingly clear, especially for the price. The real killer aspect of this is the LED light shining right where you need the it. Brilliant! You can easily see a burr and gauge the amount of polish you have. Do you use the "Sharpie trick"? This will allow you to see where you’re hitting with a level of precision that will increase your diagnostic power exponentially. The downsides? It’s kinda cheap feeling. I’d gladly pay $50 for an identical version built like a SureFire or Streamlight. As an FYI, I also keep one of these in my work knife case and at least one in every first aid kit. They’re amazing for digging out spinters or seeing debris in someones’ eye. Seriously, if you don’t have one of these, YOU NEED ONE! This will revolutionize the way you think about your edges.



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 Post subject: Re: 45x Mini Magnifier Review
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:02 pm 

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I bought a light that looks exactly like the 45x light here at chefsknivestogo but mine says 60x on the battery/LED compartment. The switch also slides the opposite direction illuminating a blue LED for currency detection. The view of the edge is like I never expected for under $10.

I don't know how to detect counterfiet bills though. Does anyone know how to do that? I'm just curious.

Jack


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 Post subject: Re: 45x Mini Magnifier Review
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:50 pm 

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It should actually be UV if it's for currency detection (like a black light). The security strip in the bill will glow a different color depending on the currency.

Hold the bill up to an ultraviolet (black) light. If authentic, the security thread in the bills will glow: the $5 bill glows blue, the $10 bill glows orange, the $20 bill glows green, the $50 bill glows yellow and the $100 bill glows pink.


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 Post subject: Re: 45x Mini Magnifier Review
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:26 am 

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NOW THAT's A NECRO POST LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

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 Post subject: Re: 45x Mini Magnifier Review
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:20 pm 

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Lunatic wrote:NOW THAT's A NECRO POST LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

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What?


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 Post subject: Re: 45x Mini Magnifier Review
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:37 pm 

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Himself wrote:
Lunatic wrote:NOW THAT's A NECRO POST LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

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What?



The thread was from 1 1/2 years ago. A necro is when it gets brought back up for no apparent reason.


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 Post subject: Re: 45x Mini Magnifier Review
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:28 pm 

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Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: 45x Mini Magnifier Review
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:48 pm 

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Mine works great but the lights are already dying and I've barely used it.


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 Post subject: Re: 45x Mini Magnifier Review
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:37 pm 

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Lunatic wrote:NOW THAT's A NECRO POST LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

:lol:


Whoops didn't realize how far back I was browsing :P Agreed, zombie rising from the dead :)


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