What is it? LumenFix 70 is a high-tech solution for the Proxxon MF70 (micro miller). Offset milling and drilling is a common problem for this type of machines. This is because it lacks a proper ill...Read More…
LumenFix 70 is a high-tech solution for the Proxxon MF70 (micro miller). Offset milling and drilling is a common problem for this type of machines. This is because it lacks a proper illuminated work area. The results are well known: offset drilling and milling. You could consider the use of chunky lamps or TL-tubes sideways to get a better view. In those cases, you still miss the exact spot to drill/mill. LumenFix 70 will solve this problem for you.
Omni-directional light is the magic word. LumenFix 70 will drastically enhance your view in this case. Besides, it's ultra-thin and easy to attach. Your work area will be fully illuminated: drill and mill like never before.
Order yours now. Once you use your LumenFix 70, you'll wonder how you could ever work without it. A video is available on Youtube. Interested ? Click here.
Several years ago I got my own Proxxon MF70. Drilling small holes in circuit boards often resulted in offset drills. I noticed the work area was not well illuminated. Initially, I tried a desk lamp and got better visibility, but still not what I was looking for. Next, I tried two small TL-tubes. Results were better, but the size of the tubes was still too large, decreasing the freedom to work.
It made me realise there's no tool available on the market and I need to create something myself. Back in those days, white LEDs were new and also small, flat, bright and energy efficient. I developed a tiny light-weight module, just to fit snuggly around the drill-chuck. The first test was a hit in the bull's eye. The complete work area was evenly illuminated and all details were clearly visible. Problem solved.
I noticed it's a common problem for milling/drilling for such machines. Searching the internet and multiple shops, I noticed there was no existing solution. I've tried several common lamps. However, none of them solved the problem 100%. With the LumenFix 70, I wonder why this tool never existed before.
Is it a special tool? Yes and no. The LumenFix 70 is special because of its simplicity, size, easy to mount and results in a well-illuminated area. Nevertheless, you probably think: "OMG, it's so small and results in a drastic improvement by such a simple solution."
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