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Tamiya Work Station w/Magnifying Lens
The Tamiya Work Stand w/Magnifying Lens features a large acrylic magnifying lens with 2X magnification so you?ll be able to see all the small details with clarity, making it easy to work long hours on your favorite model. To make sure you always have perfect lighting in the place where you need it most, 6 white LED lamps are installed just behind the magnifying lens. Powered by 4 D batteries you will have more than 150 hours of perfect white light. The lens and light are mounted on a handy adjustable arm which is connected to the work base, a work space specially designed for Tamiya modelers. Some of the handy functions featured include a frame on the base designed to perfectly fit Tamiya's A4 size Cutting Mat, 5 clip holders on both left and right sides, a decal tray to be filled with water and used when applying decals, a back board to prevent parts from flying off when cutting away from sprues, 4 bottle holders that are specially designed to fit Tamiya cement, acrylic paint and enamel paint bottles, 3 paint brush holders and a handy carry grip for easy mobility. This handy work place is also perfect for any type of fine work requiring good light and clear vision. From all types of arts and crafts such as carving, painting, embroidery and beading to handy everyday uses, the possibilities are truly limitless. Although you may power your workstation with 4 D batteries for up to 150 hours, you may want to plug it into to AC power. AC power converters can be purchased at your local electronics store (i.e.: Radio Shack), and be sure to ask for a 6VDC 800mA AC/DC converter. Most of these units are supplied with multiple size plugs and one will fit the socket on your workstation.
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9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
This is no toyOct 19, 2009
By Charles Fred Smith
This is an excellent product for the model builder who has to "put it up" every night. It is a good way to have everything set up so you can work at the kitchen table and not get glue or paint on your wife's prize. The light works well but is not as good as a permanently installed, brighter one with a circular magnifier. This one runs on D batteries which give it a long life time before replacement. Overall it works well but a dedicated work bench would be better.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Great portable workspaceNov 18, 2010
By Michael Meisel
As the other reviewer stated this is certainly no toy; it's very rugged and reliable. The base will not slip due to the rubber attached to each corner. The magnifying glass is more than adequate and the arm is completely adjustable to any angle you might need. I have found there's no slipping or sliding once it's positioned either, which is great! The only drawback might be the light which is good but not great, however considering its size not bad. But that's a minor quibble. I just use my own lamp adjacent to the pad and get all the light I need. The paint holders allow you to place Tamiya paint and liquid glue real well; needless to say that's to be expected. Model Master paints, et al. were not quite as secure.
I would also recommend getting the optional cutting pad which fits perfect and works well. I believe it's the A4 size but check to make sure. Overall a product that does what it claims and Amazon's price was the best I found.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
tamiya work station with lensOct 03, 2012
Over all the product was very good, how ever I find the lens hard to use and at times the magnifying part is not enough for the detailed work that I need to do. The light also has issues at times it will not turn on after switching on the switch and will not come on till I either move the arm or tap it. The item is well built and durable, but for the price I might have been better served buying a large cutting matt and a large stand magnifyer with light.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Work StationNov 11, 2011
By Paranormal Fox
I'm very pleased with this product, At first I had a little problem with its work space, but I did adapt to it after a few days.
Model Work StationAug 14, 2014
By yukon ho
Save your money. you are better off just using table top or desk and put your own lights and magnifying lighted lamps.they are much bigger and cover a wide area of view. like the ott lights. save your money
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