The base of the mount is easily attached to the lathe crosslide table with two T-nuts and screws. No drilling is necessary. The microscope head is slid down the steel post on the mount and adjusted for height using the locking ring and thumbscrew that come with the microscope. It is then focused on the tip of the cutting tool. An eyepiece adjustment is provided to accommodate the distance between your eyes. The power of magnification can be adjusted from about 2.4x to over 47.2x when used without the optional Barlow lens, but we recommend you start with the lowest power first in order to maintain a larger field of view. You can increase the power at any time with the turn of a knob if you need an extra-close look.
Includes Mount with billet aluminum base and solid steel column
Comes with Mounting screws and T-nuts
Improved pivot joint for light source
O-ring to secure light source in mount
Glass lens filter and adapter ring to protect main lens from chips and coolant