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Hand Lenses for ID

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Bryn, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Bryn

    Bryn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    I need to buy some good hand lenses for pest ID, fungus, disease etc. Does anyone have any recommendations on what they use, power of lens, suppliers etc.


  2. jimslawns

    jimslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Try forestry supply.
  3. jimmyq

    jimmyq LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I have a folding double lens in a pouch on my toolbelt, a 15X and 20X lens. I have a 30X lighted scope in my toolkit, another one at the office. I also have a few regular magnifying glasses in different strengths. I have pcked them up at the dollar store, tool store, hobbyist store and at forestry supply, anywhere from $2 to $60 for the lighted ones.
  4. jimmyq

    jimmyq LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    the tools blahblah

  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    try radio shack they have a 6o-100x lighted for 9.99
  6. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 214

    I've bought some cheap ones and thrown them away. I bought a Swift for the college ID classes I took and have been very happy with it. The cheap ones don't focus on the edges for me, but the Swift 10X has a clear view for the whole lens.
  7. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

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