What Is This Item For.

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What Is This Item For.

#1 Post by Latvia » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:36 am

Hi I bought a Apex Explorer plus stero Microscope online and it is like new,it cam with a manual but did not say what the spanner is for so please can someone tell me what do you need it for on the microscope cheers Stephen.
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Re: What Is This Item For.

#2 Post by MicroBob » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:51 am

Hi Stephen,
you probably can use it to adjust the focus drive. On your second photo, the focus gear shaft is thicker on the left side. There is probably a hole in it where you can apply this pin wrench.

Bob

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#3 Post by 75RR » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:08 pm

That would be my guess as well
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#4 Post by Greg Howald » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:56 am

The item is a focus tension wrench. Over time just through use, the focus tension will need to be adjusted. Place the wrench in the hole on the shaft in such a way that you push the end of the wrench away from you. Grip and hold the focus knob on the other side of the scope. Then turn the wrench to tighten the tension. You will know when the tension needs to be tightened because the scope will not remain in focus when you let go of the focus knob when the scope is in use.
Good luck..Greg

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#5 Post by MichaelG. » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:49 am

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#6 Post by MichaelG. » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:51 am

I must have missed this on 02-October

That looks an interesting little ‘scope, Stephen ... useful for travel

How do you like it ?

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